“Waves From Around the World” playing cards with photography by American surf and ocean photographer Aaron Chang featuring the beauty that surrounds us. Each denomination has the same image irrespective of suit. 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.
52 selected views of Scotland by De La Rue (Waddingtons) for GlenAlan Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, c.1960s.
Table tennis players in action published by La Ducale, an imprint of Grimaud, France, 1979.
Colour photographs of Turkey, published by Sel Reklam, Antalya, Turkey, c.2000.
Publicity pack for the Harley and Helmsley Hotels, U.S.A., c.1986.
Images from the Ministry of Defence Cape Wrath Training Centre, Sutherland, Scotland. Published 2010.
The Encarded First Edition is a limited edition of 2,500 designed by Paul Carpenter and manufactured by the Expert Playing Card Company.
Cards slanted to the right, issued to mark George W. Bush’s second term of office.
Playing cards inspired by mysterious symbolism of secret societies as well as a tribute to the National Playing Card Co.
Monarchs luxury playing cards by Theory11, featured in the film Now You See Me.
Luxury playing cards produced by Theory11 in collaboration with The Nomad Hotel in New York City.
Carte da Gioco Toscana souvenir deck, 2002.
Great Britains’s Olympic gold medallists from 1964 to 2004 published by the British Olympic Association.
Rules and regulations that guided prison life in America’s most notorious prison.
Marvel’s Avengers: The Infinity Saga Premium Playing Cards produced by Theory11 and designed by Mattson Creative, 2021.
Pack celebrating the rugby world champions of 2003. Produced by MMcardz.
A recreated of the original 1876, No. 18, Triplicate deck by A. Dougherty by Michael Scott in 2014.
Triangle Playing Cards by Michael Scott.
A pack of 53 temporary tattoo designs published by Wink, Riga, Latvia, c.2017.
Annapurna playing cards produced and published by Himalayan MapHouse, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Two Black Peter games by Willy Mayrl published by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, 1950s.
Two Notched Construction Card Sets by Shackman & Co, N.Y. 1970s.
IBM Linux One playing cards, c.2018.
Spyscape espionage, surveillance and cryptography themed playing cards, 2018.
Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games MFG Co., Ltd, London S.E.11
Lion Coffee Mother Goose card game, late 19th C.
Zoo-Boots published by E. S. & A. Robinson, c.1930s.
The ‘Rinker’ highly amusing snap game, c.1910.
Fortune Telling cards by Whitman Publishing Co., 1940.
“So Fängt Es An” beautifully illustrated by M. Neugebauer, published by Helingsche Verlagsanstalt, c.1950.
Abbatt Toys Animal Families, c.1970.
‘Vargas Girls’ paintings by Alberto Vargas in a deck of cards published by Creative Playing Card Co Missouri.
Bull fighting card game publshed by Naipes Comas, 1969.
Anma US Armed Forces, 1942.
Zooloo Misfitz card game designed by George Lambert for C.W. Faulkner & Co, c.1907.
The Curator Deck with designs by Emmanuel José with suit symbols cleverly transformed into artistic designs.
Sherlock Holmes deck with caricatures by Jeff Decker published by Gemaco Playing Card Co. 1989
Splash Page Special party card game.
Warren Paper Products Co., Lafayette, Indiana, publishers of Built-Rite toys, games and puzzles.
The Adventures of Sport-Billy by H. Fournier, 1981.
Christmas Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, New York, 1986.