Military and naval

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1914-18 - The Great War playing cards by Piatnik for Bird Playing Cards, 2007 - Cat Ref 14419 1914-18 - The Great War playing cards 
by Piatnik for Bird Playing Cards, 2007
Cat Ref: 14419

** ONLY THREE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

54 of the finest photographs and posters of The Great War. Published on the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele (1917).

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 1 Joker + 2 additional cards about The Great War and about the In Flanders Fields Museum 

5.75

Battle of Britain and the Blitz playing cards by Piatnik for Nicky Bird Design, 2010 - Cat Ref 14662 Battle of Britain and the Blitz playing cards 
by Piatnik for Nicky Bird Design, 2010
Cat Ref: 14662
54 different images of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, including planes, British and German leaders, posters, etc., most with a title and a date beneath.

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

5.75

Buffalo Soldiers Playing Cards by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 2000 - Cat Ref 14248 Buffalo Soldiers Playing Cards 
by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 2000
Cat Ref: 14248

** ONLY ONE PACK CURRENTLY LEFT IN STOCK **

This pack pays tribute to the military men with African American origins or connections who have "helped change the face of America" from 1866 to the present day. Can also be used to play a quartet game.

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

Size: 58 x 88 mm

52 cards + 3 additional cards 

4.50

D - Day by Piatnik for Nicky Bird Design - Cat Ref 14138 D - Day 
by Piatnik for Nicky Bird Design
Cat Ref: 14138

53 different classic photographs from the Imperial War Museum, London, depicting the D-Day landings of 6th June, 1944. Includes dramatic action shots of the Battle of Normandy. Issued to mark the 60th Anniversary in 2004.

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 1 Joker + 2 additional cards 

5.75

Dressed for War playing cards by Piatnik for Bird Playing Cards, 2010 - Cat Ref 14661 Dressed for War playing cards 
by Piatnik for Bird Playing Cards, 2010
Cat Ref: 14661

** ONLY 12 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Military uniforms from Europe and North America c1750 to 1914, often colourful and exotic. Most are 19C illustrations. Regiments and dates given at the foot of each card. Backs: French Light Infantry, 1814-37.

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

5.75

First World War Posters Playing Cards publ. by British Heritage Limited (formerly Phillip Lewis), 1998 - Cat Ref 13169 First World War Posters Playing Cards 
publ. by British Heritage Limited (formerly Phillip Lewis), 1998
Cat Ref: 13169
54 different WWI posters from the Imperial War Museum, London. Several countries represented.

Size: 68 x 97 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additonal card 

6.00

For Valour - Victoria Cross Heroes by Piatnik for Nicky Bird Design, 2010 - Cat Ref 14663 For Valour - Victoria Cross Heroes 
by Piatnik for Nicky Bird Design, 2010
Cat Ref: 14663

** 12 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

54 different images, mainly portraits, of heroes who have been awarded Britain's Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for bravery. At the foot of each card is a brief description of how each medal was won, the location and date. Backs: Evelyn Wood VC.

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

5.75

Jackspack Playing Cards by Carta Mundi for Hold Fast Naval Cards, 1996 (issued 1997). - Cat Ref 12920 Jackspack Playing Cards 
by Carta Mundi for Hold Fast Naval Cards, 1996 (issued 1997).
Cat Ref: 12920
54 different drawings representing naval humour painted by serving personnel. The suits cover the Submarine Flotilla (S), the Fleet Air Arm (H), the Royal Marines (C) and the Surface Flotilla (D).

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

5.50
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 12920DBL
£11.00


La Belle Alliance by A.S., 1988 - Cat Ref 10375 La Belle Alliance 
by A.S., 1988
Cat Ref: 10375
Facsimile of a pack originally issued c1820 by C.H. Zoelcke. Issued to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig, 1813. Kings and Obers represent historical figures. Scenes of battle on numeral cards.

German suits.

Size: 102 x 63 mm

36 cards + 3 additional cards + leaflet in German in small slipcase 

12.50

Naval Spotter Cards (1940's-1960's) publ. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1996 (& 2004). - Cat Ref 12801 Naval Spotter Cards (1940's-1960's) 
publ. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1996 (& 2004).
Cat Ref: 12801

** ONLY TWO PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Each card features a silhouette of a different warship as it would be seen by an observer on shore or from another ship. Ships shown are mainly American, Russian or British. Appropriate information given beneath each silhouette.

52 cards + 2 Jokers +1 additional card 

5.00

Nelson by Piatnik for Antony Bird - Cat Ref 14135 Nelson 
by Piatnik for Antony Bird
Cat Ref: 14135

** ONLY FOUR PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar (1805 - 2005), this pack celebrates the life and world of Vice-Admiral Horatio, Viscount Nelson. His navy, brilliant career and private life are captured in 54 memorable images from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card giving biographical details of Nelson

 

5.75

Second World War Posters Playing Cards publ. by British Heritage Limited (formerly Phillip Lewis) - Cat Ref 12039 Second World War Posters Playing Cards 
publ. by British Heritage Limited (formerly Phillip Lewis)
Cat Ref: 12039

Collection of 54 classic WWII poster designs taken from London Transport Museum, Imperial War Museum and Public Record Office.

Size: 68 x 97 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

6.00

Tanks! playing cards by Piatnik for Nicky Bird Design, 2010 - Cat Ref 14660 Tanks! playing cards 
by Piatnik for Nicky Bird Design, 2010
Cat Ref: 14660

** 16 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Iconic tanks from World War I to Korea. Rare wartime images of tanks in action, the majority being American, British and German. Additional information given in a panel at the foot of each card. A few poster designs also included.

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

5.75

Warplanes by Piatnik for Antony Bird, 2005 - Cat Ref 14220 Warplanes 
by Piatnik for Antony Bird, 2005
Cat Ref: 14220

** ONLY TWO PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

55 different war planes of World War II (British, American, Russian, German, Italian and Japanese). Most images in black and white. Much statistical information given at the foot of each card.

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 card describing the main aircraft shown 

5.75

Waterloo 1815 (cavalry) by AJM Paques - Cat Ref 11308 Waterloo 1815 (cavalry) 
by AJM Paques
Cat Ref: 11308

** 17 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

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

Size: 56 x 87 mm

52 cards + 4 Jokers 

5.00

Waterloo 1815 (infantry) by AJM Paques - Cat Ref 11303 Waterloo 1815 (infantry) 
by AJM Paques
Cat Ref: 11303

** ONLY FOUR PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

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

Size: 56 x 87 mm

52 cards + 4 Jokers 

5.00

Waterloo 200  -  1815-2015 by Piatnik for Bird Playing Cards, 2010 - Cat Ref 14686 Waterloo 200 - 1815-2015 
by Piatnik for Bird Playing Cards, 2010
Cat Ref: 14686

** 14 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Pack published with WATERLOO 200 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The armies of both sides, their leaders and soldiers, are featured on every card in rare prints, portraits and dramatic paintings of the battle.

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 1 Joker + 2 additional cards 

5.75

World War II by Piatnik for Bird Playing Cards, 2008 - Cat Ref 14561 World War II 
by Piatnik for Bird Playing Cards, 2008
Cat Ref: 14561
Iconic colour and black & white images of World War II on all 54 cards. Memorable posters and dramatic photographs, including rare pictures of men and machines at the sharp end of battle.

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

5.75

World War II Airplane Spotter Cards publ. by U.S. Games Systems Inc., 1990. - Cat Ref 11514 World War II Airplane Spotter Cards 
publ. by U.S. Games Systems Inc., 1990.
Cat Ref: 11514

Facsimile of a WWII airplane spotter pack first issued in 1943. Different silhouette of a British, American, Italian, German or Japanese plane on each card. Cards currently being printed in Italy.

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 3 Jokers

AKA 5122 

5.00

World War Two Battleships by Piatnik for Antony Bird, 2006 - Cat Ref 14376 World War Two Battleships 
by Piatnik for Antony Bird, 2006
Cat Ref: 14376

** ONLY FIVE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Photographs (sometimes two on each card) depicting battleships and battlecruisers of the Second World War, British, American, German, Japanese, Italian and French. Each ship named together with its launch date, deep load deplacement in tons, maximum speed in knots and number of guns.

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

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card with text in English  

5.75

  Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards 1987 
by WCMPC
Cat Ref: 19870

** TWO SETS AVAILABLE **

Honourable Artillery Company 450th Anniversary 1537 - 1987  

40.00

Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards 2004 by WCMPC - Cat Ref 14091 Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards 2004 
by WCMPC
Cat Ref: 14091
Bicentenary of The Battle of Trafalgar 1805-2005. The faces reproduce a standard English pack of c1820 by I. Hardy. Poker size. Gilt edges.  80.00