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American Authors Card Game publ. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1989. - Cat Ref 11446 American Authors Card Game 
publ. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1989.
Cat Ref: 11446
13 famous American authors depicted together with the titles of 4 works by each.

52 cards + 3 additional cards 

4.50

American Women Authors publ. by U.S. Games Systems Inc., 1994 - Cat Ref 12551 American Women Authors 
publ. by U.S. Games Systems Inc., 1994
Cat Ref: 12551

13 famous American women authors depicted together with the titles of 4 works by each.

52 cards + 4 additional cards

(AKA 96504) 

4.50

Argonauts & Iphigenia Playing Cards by Lo Scarabeo, 2003 - Cat Ref 13760 Argonauts & Iphigenia Playing Cards 
by Lo Scarabeo, 2003
Cat Ref: 13760

** ONLY TWO PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Scenes from Greek mythology recreated by the artist Severino Baraldi. Fully illustrated

Indices: K, Q, J, A.

Size: 58 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 6 additional cards 

5.00

Oscar Wilde Playing Cards Presentation Set (Lilac Box) by France Cartes for David Westnedge Ltd., 1986 - Cat Ref 13682 Oscar Wilde Playing Cards Presentation Set (Lilac Box) 
by France Cartes for David Westnedge Ltd., 1986
Cat Ref: 13682
Elaborate scheme devised by Richard Ellmann, Wilde's biographer, whereby Hearts represent Instigations, Clubs are Images, Diamonds are Complications, and Spades are Happenings in his life. Original artwork by Rosita Fanto using limited range of colours - black, white, gold, red, green - to great effect. Fully illustrated. Stunning pack. The presentation set contains two full packs of cards plus a beautiful concertina-style book with illustrations of all the cards and accompanying quotations from Wilde's works. Numbered edition. Presentation box available in wine red, green or lilac (please state colour preference when ordering)

2 x 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 additional cards + book 

65.00

Oscar Wilde Playing Cards Presentation Set (Red Box) by France Cartes for David Westnedge Ltd., 1986 - Cat Ref 13683 Oscar Wilde Playing Cards Presentation Set (Red Box) 
by France Cartes for David Westnedge Ltd., 1986
Cat Ref: 13683
Elaborate scheme devised by Richard Ellmann, Wilde's biographer, whereby Hearts represent Instigations, Clubs are Images, Diamonds are Complications, and Spades are Happenings in his life. Original artwork by Rosita Fanto using limited range of colours - black, white, gold, red, green - to great effect. Fully illustrated. Stunning pack. The presentation set contains two full packs of cards plus a beautiful concertina-style book with illustrations of all the cards and accompanying quotations from Wilde's works. Numbered edition. Presentation box available in wine red, green or lilac (please state colour preference when ordering)

2 x 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 additional cards + book 

65.00

Shakespeare by William Blake by Piatnik, 2005 - Cat Ref 14223 Shakespeare by William Blake 
by Piatnik, 2005
Cat Ref: 14223

** ONLY THREE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Featured are some of William Blake's most beautiful Shakespeare-inspired paintings. Four designs only used on the court cards and Aces, plus one design only for each set of numeral cards.

Indices: K, Q, J, A in 4 corners

Size: 58 x 89 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 acknowledgments card

 

5.75

Shakespeare Playing Cards by Piatnik - Cat Ref 10003 Shakespeare Playing Cards 
by Piatnik
Cat Ref: 10003

Characters from the "Wars of the Roses" series of Shakespeare plays. Suit signs have been turned into cups (hearts), pike-heads (spades), roses (diamonds), and maces (clubs). Designed by Donald Burton. Originally issued to coincide with performances of this series of plays by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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: 10003DBL
£12.00


Writers & Poets Playing Cards by Piatnik for Antony Bird, 1998. - Cat Ref 13119 Writers & Poets Playing Cards 
by Piatnik for Antony Bird, 1998.
Cat Ref: 13119
18 different photographs and paintings (from the National Portrait Gallery, London) of famous British & Irish writers and poets, including Shakespeare, Burns, Dickens and Joyce.

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

5.75