“Early Americana” Notched Construction Card Set
Alice in Wonderland Notched Card Set
Reproduced from the original antique set by Thomas de la Rue featuring John Tenniel illustrations and published by Merrimack Publishing Corp c.1970s. Merrimack published a range of paper products including repro Victorian children's books, colouring books, paper dolls, party decorations etc. They also published several repro decks: a Whitman Fortune Telling deck, Lenormand deck, repro Cotta Transformation decks, etc. You used to be able to buy them at Shackman's.
Established in 1898 Shackman & Co had an online website and mail order business selling novelty toys and reproductions of antique and vintage toys and paper ephemera that operated out of Michigan until 2018. The last post on their Facebook page was in January 2018 and the website is now defunct see here►
Two Notched Construction Card Sets by Shackman & Co, N.Y. 1970s.
Alice with artwork by Jesús Blasco, published by Lo Scarabeo, 2003.
Roundup card game by Whitman Publishing, 1951.
Wonderland Misfitz by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd, c.1908.
Gunfighters playing cards from the Wild West Series by SPCC, 2018.
Notgeld - Emergency Money - was in rare cases issued on playing cards.
Native American Warriors from the Wild West Series published by SPCC, 2018.
‘Mundialito’ toy football playing cards published inside the magazine ‘Radiolandia 2000’, Argentina, 1978.
Riders of the Range by Pepys, 1953.
Alice card game published by Pepys in 1952, based on the Walt Disney film “Alice in Wonderland”.
“Magic Poker Cards” are often found inside Christmas crackers along with party hats, puzzles and jokes...
Souvenir deck from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin containing photographs from museum collections and archives on each card.
Southern Pacific Souvenir of the Golden West playing cards - Sunset, American Canyon and Shasta Routes - published by the Interstate Company exclusively for Southern Pacific News Service, c.1915.
The Space Puzzles Game published by Gametoy Development Co., Inc, Orlando, Fl, 1991.
Superman World Hero™ playing cards made in Belgium by Carta Mundi
McDonald’s playing cards by the United States Playing Card Co., Cincinnati, c.1997
Children’s toy cards published in Argentina by Editorial Atlántida in the magazine “Billiken”, 1964.
“Globe Playing Cards” patented on Oct. 6, 1874 by I. N. Richardson.
Alice in Wonderland card game based on original designs by Sir John Tenniel published by Thomas De la Rue & Co. Ltd, c.1900
Alice in Wonderland “Snap” 1 penny game from 1920s or 30s, made in Germany, anonymous manufacturer.
The Birkel company has produced several promotional “Schwarzer Peter” packs over the years and this one is themed on the circus.
Kamarát miniature toy playing cards from Czechoslovakia.
An historic American advertising deck for the C. A. Edgarton Mfg Company, manufacturers of the President Suspender (known as “braces” in England) depicting U.S. Presidents and First Ladies on the courts.
The theme of steamboats navigating up and down the Mississippi also extended to the cotton plantations alongside the river and to African American people employed therein who were sometimes depicted on the special Joker card.
Steamboats No.99 was one of a number of brands produced by the American Playing Card Co. of Kalamazoo.
Elaborate court cards on a deck by Charles Bartlet, Philadelphia, (who was in fact Samuel Hart) c.1845-60. The pip cards are double-ended. The date may be somewhere between c.1845-65.
Wild West card game published by Pepys, 1963.
The unprinted backs of playing cards have led people to use them for secondary purposes such as memorandum slips, bibliographic index cards, for declarations of love, rendezvous notes, emergency money, visiting cards and so on.
Miniature novelty playing cards from the late 1940s or early 1950s with a charm of their own. Probably published as small prizes at fairground or seaside amusement arcades.
The National Card Co. was formed in c.1886 by Samuel J Murray, who as a young man had worked in England in Charles Goodall's playing card factory. In 1881 he moved to Cincinnati and became an employee of Russell & Morgan playing card manufacturers. In 1886 he left Russell & Morgan and moved to Indianapolis to establish the National Card Company.
Crudely printed miniature children's packs produced anonymously in c.1920-30.
Miniature Playing Cards from around the world.
Naipes HIJITUS playing cards were published during the mid-1980s as an insert in the children’s comic Anteojito.
Playing Cards have been around in Europe since the 1370s. Some early packs were hand painted works of art which were expensive and affordable only by the wealthy. But as demand increased cheaper methods of production were discovered so that playing cards became available for everyone...
Secondary applications of playing cards.