Bicycle Emotions playing cards by USPCC published in 2013. The 12 court cards are custom emotions, with 2 jokers to help you bluff at cards. You got a pair of deuces in your hand, bluff... Will the other player fold...? Your heart skips a beat, you don't show it. If he folds, you're happy, you don't show it... See the Box►
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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.
Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.
Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.
I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.
Comic Fortune-Telling Cards published by Reynolds & Sons, c.1850.
Comic Question & Answer cards by Josh. Reynolds & Sons, circa 1850.
Black Peter card game designed by Willy Mayrl for Piatnik.
“Werbung die Sticht” deck with artwork by Fritz Bünzli to promote advertising on playing cards by AG Müller 1982.
Baracca & Burattini puppetry deck printed by Dal Negro, 1998.
Crikey! Classic British Comics playing cards published by Bird Playing Cards, 2013.
Forfeits party card game by Merit Games, J & L Randall Ltd, c.1950.
Sherlock Holmes deck with caricatures by Jeff Decker published by Gemaco Playing Card Co. 1989
Pranks & Mimics for the Party, 1950s.
Christmas Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, New York, 1986.
Delightful comical deck designed by Loriot, the German cartoonist and comedian, 1973.
Railway Stations quartet game illustrated by Wim Dolk and published by Servex BV, Utrecht, 1975.
Hungarian Drinking Skat, c.2004.
One Penny Card Games, 1920s.
One Penny Card Games, 1900-1910, mostly anonymous 'Snap' games and made in Germany.
Naval and Military Families produced by Prince and Princess Louis of Battenberg, printed by Ernst Nister of Nuremberg, c.1905-10.
Ups and Downs humorous card game published in UK by A. N. Myers, c.1885.
Inspector card game published by W F Jackson & Sons, 1940s.
La Mariée du Mardi-Gras, published by Jeux et Jouets Français. Paris, early 1900s.
Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! family card game published by H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, 1939.
Capilettor cartoon playing cards published by VASS, Leinfelden, 1978.
Who’s Who or Food for Thought, a wartime card game, c.1939.
101 Dalmatas by Naipes Fournier, 1995,
Humorous dog-themed Black Peter game illustrated by Willy Mayrl, c.1960.
Klutz Card Deck with comic courts.
The Woman’s Hour playing cards published by David Westnedge, 1996.
Bicycle Emotions playing cards with custom emotions on the courts to help you bluff at cards, 2013.
Pack of 52 hand-drawn Jokers.
Les Géants d'un Mythe created by François Poulain and manufactured by Grimaud, 1983.
Neues Frag- und Antwortspiel (new question and answer game) from Germany.
‘Cat Chaos Celebrity Edition’ card game by Ginger Fox Ltd., 2017.
Chicken Playing Cards designed by Susan Krupp, 2017.
Happy Families by Norvic Mill, c.1920s.
Punch and Judy card game published by Pepys, 1956.
World Leaders Snap published around WW2, c.1940.
Hand-drawn semi-erotic, satirical playing cards by Lautaro Fiszman ‘El Tripero’, 2002.
Jeu Grotesque was first published in France c.1800.
Society Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, c.1904.
“Berliner Originale” designed by Manfred Bofinger, 1986.
Coricidin Demilets pharmaceutical playing cards, 1967.