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  50° Anniv. della Fondazione dell' Imp. (lc) 
by Ed. Il Meneghello.
Cat Ref: 10477

** ONLY TWO PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

40 cards + 1 additional card 

£17.00

African America by Piatnik for Bird Playing Cards, 2007 - Cat Ref 14459 African America 
by Piatnik for Bird Playing Cards, 2007
Cat Ref: 14459

** ONLY THREE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

54 classic photographs, mostly from the Library of Congress, celebrating the culture and achievements of African Americans. Subjects include politicians, musicians, sportsmen, plantation workers, etc.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

£5.75

American Historical Playing Cards (Large) publ. by U.S. Games Systems Inc., 1974 - Cat Ref 13027 American Historical Playing Cards (Large) 
publ. by U.S. Games Systems Inc., 1974
Cat Ref: 13027

** ONLY ONE PACK LEFT IN STOCK - NO BOX, NO CELLO WRAPPING **

52 different American historical figures. No booklet, no box.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in one corner only)

Size: 82 x 120 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 additional cards 

£7.50

Augsburg - Stadt der Fugger und Welser by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10314 Augsburg - Stadt der Fugger und Welser 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10314

** ONLY FIVE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Courts are single-figure representations of named historical figures in rich costumes. Illustrated Latin mottoes on Aces. Various advertising backs.

32 cards + title card 

£4.25

Bavaria Playing Cards by Piatnik - Cat Ref 13810 Bavaria Playing Cards 
by Piatnik
Cat Ref: 13810

** ONLY ONE SINGLE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Indices: K, Q, J, A.

Size: 58 x 89 mm

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£6.50

Bohemia Moravia by Piatnik. - Cat Ref 12900 Bohemia Moravia 
by Piatnik.
Cat Ref: 12900

** ONLY TWO DOUBLE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Court cards feature famous historical figures of Bohemia and Moravia.

Backs: crown & coats-of-arms.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 58 x 89 mm

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£6.50
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 12900DBL
£12.00


Crown and Sceptre (double pack only*) by Piatnik - Cat Ref 10009 Crown and Sceptre (double pack only*) 
by Piatnik
Cat Ref: 10009

** ONLY ONE DOUBLE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Court cards show British historical figures (the same as Tudor Rose Cat Ref 10005) but backs show crown and sceptre.

52 cards + 3 Jokers


*Please note: Where a "double pack" or a "twin pack" option is offered, a pair of matching packs with contrasting back designs is available. A "double pack" is supplied in a single box containing two packs of cards, and a "twin pack" is supplied as two separate single packs. 
£12.00

De Gaulle by Piatnik for Antony Bird, 2006 - Cat Ref 14374 De Gaulle 
by Piatnik for Antony Bird, 2006
Cat Ref: 14374

** ONLY TEN PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

54 different photographic images, mainly in black and white, of this celebrated French soldier and statesman. The location and date of each photograph are given beneath each image.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card with text in French only 

£5.75

Explorers Card Game publ. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1989. - Cat Ref 11530 Explorers Card Game 
publ. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1989.
Cat Ref: 11530
13 famous explorers depicted with 4 different achievements by each.

52 cards + 3 additional cards 

£4.50

Famous Women In American History Playing Cards publ. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1992. - Cat Ref 11874 Famous Women In American History Playing Cards 
publ. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1992.
Cat Ref: 11874

** ONLY TWO PACKS CURRENTLY LEFT IN STOCK **

13 famous women in American history depicted together with 4 different achievements by each.

52 cards + 3 additional cards 

£4.50

Figures du XIXeme Siècle , Les published by Éditions Dusserre - Cat Ref 14477 Figures du XIXeme Siècle , Les 
published by Éditions Dusserre
Cat Ref: 14477
Famous French figures of the 19th century (soldiers, politicians, writers, etc.) featured on the court cards, Aces and Jokers of this pack. Illustrations by Patrick Dallanegra.

Indices: R, D, V, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

£6.50
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 14477DBL
£13.00


From Empire to Commonwealth Playing Cards by France Cartes for Collectable Cards - Cat Ref 13266 From Empire to Commonwealth Playing Cards 
by France Cartes for Collectable Cards
Cat Ref: 13266
Each card shows the flag of a Commonwealth country, its geographical location and the dates when that country became first part of the British Empire and then a member of the Commonwealth.

52 cards + 1 Joker + 2 additional cards 

£5.00

Frontiersmen of the Old West Playing Cards publ. by U.S. Games Systems Inc., 1997. - Cat Ref 13143 Frontiersmen of the Old West Playing Cards 
publ. by U.S. Games Systems Inc., 1997.
Cat Ref: 13143
14 different frontiersmen of the Old West depicted together with four achievements by each. Artwork by Virginijus Poshkus.

52 cards + 3 additional cards 

£4.50

Glorious America Playing Cards by Piatnik, 1994. - Cat Ref 12575 Glorious America Playing Cards 
by Piatnik, 1994.
Cat Ref: 12575

** ONLY TWO DOUBLE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Second edition of a pack previously known as 'American History'. Same historical figures as before, but some of the suits switched.

Backs depict Abraham Lincoln and George Washington in black and buff.

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£6.50
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 12575DBL
£12.00


Grunwald 1410 - The Battle of Tannenberg by Piatnik - Cat Ref 14712 Grunwald 1410 - The Battle of Tannenberg 
by Piatnik
Cat Ref: 14712

** ONLY SIX DOUBLE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Pack commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald or 1st Battle of Tannenberg fought on 15th July 1410. The 19 different images on the faces of the cards (courts, Aces and Jokers) and the two back designs are all taken from the monumental history painting "The Battle of Grunwald" by Jan Matejko (1878) to be found in the National Museum in Warsaw.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 58 x 89 mm

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£6.50
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 14712DBL
£12.00


Hispania Playing Cards by Piatnik - Cat Ref 13811 Hispania Playing Cards 
by Piatnik
Cat Ref: 13811

** ONLY TWO DOUBLE PACKS AND ONE SINGLE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Spanish historical figures on court cards.

Indices: K, Q, J, A.

Size: 58 x 89 mm

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£6.50
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 13811DBL
£12.00


History of London playing cards by Heritage PC Co., 2009 - Cat Ref 14639 History of London playing cards 
by Heritage PC Co., 2009
Cat Ref: 14639

** ONLY THREE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

54 different artefacts and images reflecting life in London down the ages, each one accompanied by some relevant or interesting fact. All the fragments and treasures depicted come from the collections held at the Museum of London.

Indices: K, Q, J, A

Size: 56 x 87 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card + leaflet 

£4.00

Hommes et les Femmes Qui Ont Illustré le Siècle 1900/2000, Les by Heron S.A., 1999. - Cat Ref 13472 Hommes et les Femmes Qui Ont Illustré le Siècle 1900/2000, Les 
by Heron S.A., 1999.
Cat Ref: 13472

** ONLY ONE PACK CURRENTLY LEFT IN STOCK **

Court cards, Aces and Jokers depict 20 C personalities such as Einstein and Bardot as drawn by Marie-France Gary. 4 different background illustrations used on pip cards.

Indices: R, D, V, 1.

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

£5.50

Illustrated Roman Empire Playing Cards, The by Green Board Game Co - Cat Ref 13898 Illustrated Roman Empire Playing Cards, The 
by Green Board Game Co
Cat Ref: 13898

Black & white drawings on all cards. Gods, Emperors, buildings etc with descriptions and dates where relevent.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in full in 2 corners, suit sign in other 2 corners)

Size: 56 x 87 mm

52 cards+ 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

£4.00

  Jeu de 7 Familles
Histoire de France
 
published by Éditions Dusserre
Cat Ref: 11400

** ONLY ONE PACK CURRENTLY LEFT IN STOCK **

Game pack featuring the seven most important periods of French history. Each card illustrated in colour with French text beneath.

42 cards + 1 + rule card in English & French. 

£5.00

Jeu Napoleon III published by Éditions Dusserre - Cat Ref 10144 Jeu Napoleon III 
published by Éditions Dusserre
Cat Ref: 10144

Indices: R, D, V, 1 in all 4 corners

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers

(AKA 133) 

£6.50
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10144DBL
£13.00


La Renaissance de la France en 7 Familles by Héron - Cat Ref 11763 La Renaissance de la France en 7 Familles 
by Héron
Cat Ref: 11763

** ONLY ONE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Collecting game pack covering historical and architectural aspects of the Renaissance period in France. Fully illustrated.

Size: 62 x 112mm

54 cards + 2 additional cards + leaflet + booklet 

£18.25

Liberty Deck Playing Cards publ. by Americana, Inc., 1994. - Cat Ref 12969 Liberty Deck Playing Cards 
publ. by Americana, Inc., 1994.
Cat Ref: 12969
Portraits, signatures and brief biographies of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Yellow backgrounds. Backs: the Syng Inkstand. Created and designed by Wallace and Donald Petrie.

52 cards + 4 ‘Patriot’ cards + 1 additional card 

£7.50

Millennium Celebration Playing Cards by Collectable Cards - Cat Ref 13705 Millennium Celebration Playing Cards 
by Collectable Cards
Cat Ref: 13705
52 notable people from the last millennium depicted with a resume of their life and achievements.

Size: 58 x 89 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

£5.00

Original Skatgeld der Stadt Altenburg by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10289 Original Skatgeld der Stadt Altenburg 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10289

** ONLY ONE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Reproduction of the emergency money of 1921. Designed by Otto Pech.

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Romania Playing Cards by Piatnik, 2000 - Cat Ref 13616 Romania Playing Cards 
by Piatnik, 2000
Cat Ref: 13616

** ONLY ONE DOUBLE PACK AND ONE SINGLE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Court cards depict 12 different figures from Romanian history (14th and 15th century).

Backs: seal set against brown or black background.

Size: 58 x 89 mm.

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£6.50
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 13616DBL
£12.00


Shamrock - Irish Heritage Playing Cards by Piatnik - Cat Ref 13485 Shamrock - Irish Heritage Playing Cards 
by Piatnik
Cat Ref: 13485

** ONLY THREE DOUBLE PACKS AND ONE SINGLE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Court cards show named characters from Irish history. Joker depicts Oscar Wilde.

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£6.50
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 13485DBL
£12.00


Sweden Playing Cards by Piatnik, 2000 - Cat Ref 13615 Sweden Playing Cards 
by Piatnik, 2000
Cat Ref: 13615

** ONLY FIVE DOUBLE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Court cards depict 12 different figures from Swedish history, including Gustav Vasa and Alfred Nobel. Backs: coats-of-arms against red or blue background.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 58 x 89 mm.

52 cards + 3 Jokers  

£6.50
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 13615DBL
£12.00


  Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards 2009 
by WCMPC - 2009
Cat Ref: 14648

** ONLY ONE SET AVAILABLE **

800th Anniversary of London Bridge. Depicted on the court cards are prints and drawings of old London Bridge from c1500 to 1832. Joker: Will Kempe. Backs: London Bridge as it was c1616. Gilt edges. Limited edition.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in all four corners)

Size: 57 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + illustrated booklet in presentation box 

£65.00

Zeitz by A.S. - Cat Ref 11690 Zeitz 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 11690

** ONLY EIGHT PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Indices: K, O, U, A.

Suits: Acorns, Bells, Hearts & Leaves.

Size: 59 x 92 mm

?? 32 cards + ?? 

£4.50