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McDonald’s playing cards by the United States Playing Card Co., Cincinnati, c.1997

McDonald’s Playing Cards

These attractive African-style promotional playing cards for McDonald’s® in partnership with Coca-Cola® endorse the ethnic and cultural diversity which is integral to the globalised U.S. corporations’ cultures. The two jokers, a “big” joker and a “little” joker, are complemented by “Always Coca-Cola” icons. Manufactured by the United States Playing Card Co., Cincinnati, c.1997

McDonald’s Playing Cards by the United States Playing Card Co., Cincinnati, c.1997

Above: McDonald’s playing cards by the United States Playing Card Co., Cincinnati, c.1997. 52 cards + 4 jokers. Images ©United States Playing Card Co.

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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