LAST ORDERS PLEASE!

Yes – we regret to announce that we will cease trading on 31st August 2011. Falling sales, ever rising postage costs and the general economic climate have taken their toll.

We would like to thank all our loyal customers, past and present, for helping us to survive for more than 30 years.

We may continue trading in a more modest way, perhaps on eBay or Delcampe. If you would like to be kept informed of this, please let us know.

If you wish to place any last-minute orders please do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note, however, that orders placed between 20th and 28th August will only be despatched after that date.



Here is a selection of cards which you might find interesting. There is no rationale for the selection other than that we happen to like them!! If you are struggling to find where to start with the huge variety of cards on this site, you might do worse than to see if you like any of these! You can click on any of them to find more details about that pack and links to other similar ones.



Doctor Who Series 1 Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Doctor Who Series 1

Ali Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Ali Playing Cards

Scruffy Mutts Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Scruffy Mutts Playing Cards

Calabria Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Calabria Playing Cards

Golden Boys Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Golden Boys Playing Cards

Jeu Féérique Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Jeu Féérique Playing Cards

Dogs Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Dogs Playing Cards

Dubout Chats Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Dubout Chats Playing Cards

Les Arbres Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Les Arbres Playing Cards

Magic of Austria Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Magic of Austria Playing Cards

De Gaulle Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
De Gaulle Playing Cards

Harry Potter Film III Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Harry Potter Film III

Jam Session Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Jam Session Playing Cards

Warplanes Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Warplanes Playing Cards

Pinocchio Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Pinocchio Playing Cards

Kids Mau Mau Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
Kids Mau Mau Playing Cards
Christopher Columbus Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.

Christopher Columbus Playing Cards

Moon Race Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.

Moon Race Playing Cards

W Deck Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
W Deck Playing Cards

B Deck Playing Cards.  Click this picture to see more details.
B Deck Playing Cards

The Simpsons Playing Cards - in the General Catalogue.  Click this picture to see more details.
The Simpsons Playing Cards Click on the picture for details.

Alice in Wonderland Playing Cards by Lo Scarabeo (Italy) - in the General Catalogue.  Click this picture to see more details.
Alice in Wonderland Playing Cards Click on the picture for details.

Charlie Chaplin by Piatnik - in the General Catalogue (Cat Ref 14137). Click this picture to see more details.

Charlie Chaplin Playing Cards Click on the picture for more details.

Harry Potter (Film II) Playing Cards by Carta Mundi (Belgium) - in the General Catalogue.  Click this picture to see more details.
Harry Potter Playing Cards (Film II - The Chamber of Secrets) Click on the picture for details.

Wurttemberg Pattern - Click the link on the banner above to go to the Standard REGIONAL Pattern Catalogue or click this image to see all our Wurttemberg pattern packs.
Click on this picture to see all our Wurttemberg pattern packs.

Swiss Pattern for Piquet - Click the link on the banner above to go to the Standard REGIONAL Pattern Catalogue or click this image to see all our Swiss pattern packs and find links to all other Regional Pattern packs.
Click on this picture to see all our Swiss pattern packs and find links to all other regional pattern packs.

Nefertaris Tarots - Tarot cards in the Tarot Catalogue (Cat Ref 13483).  Click on this picture to see more details of this pack or click the link on the banner above to go to the Tarot Catalogue.
Nefertaris Tarots - click on the picture for details.

Rider Waite Tarot (Original colours) by Rider - Tarot cards in the Tarot Catalogue (Cat Ref 11817).  Click this image to see more details of this pack or click the link on the banner above to go to the Tarot Catalogue.

Nelson Playing Cards by Antony Bird - in the General Catalogue.  Click this picture to see more details.
Nelson Playing Cards Click on the picture for details.

Easter Egg Playing Cards from Two's Company - in the General Catalogue (Cat Ref 14164). Click this picture to see more details.

Easter Egg Playing Cards Click on the picture for more details.

Bush Cards - Playing Cards about the George W. Bush administration - in the General Catalogue (Cat Ref 14042). Click this picture to see more details.

Bush Cards - click the picture for more details.

Normandy 1944-1994 Playing Cards - in the General Catalogue.
Normandy 1944-1994 Playing Cards. Click on the picture for details.

Most Wanted Iraqis  Playing Cards - in the General Catalogue.
Most Wanted Iraqis Playing Cards. Click on the picture for details.

Greenpeace Playing Cards - in the General Catalogue.
Greenpeace Playing Cards. Click on the picture for details.

Christmas Carols by Heritage Toy & Game Co. Ltd (Great Britain) - in the General Catalogue.  Click this picture to see more details.
Christmas Carols Click on the picture for details.

Fat Pack - in the General Catalogue.  Click this picture to see more details.
Fat Pack playing cards Now at reduced price. Suitable for Cripple Mr Onion. Click on the picture for details.

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Under The Sea transformation playing cards- in the General Catalogue.  Click this picture to see more details.
Under The Sea transformation playing cards Click on the picture for details.

In a true pack of transformation cards, each card carries a picture in which the suit signs are hidden within the design. In other words, they have been transformed. The selection on this page (click the link) includes packs in which all cards meet these criteria and some which go only some of the way. Alternatively, search on "transformation" to find packs which have been assigned to another category.

Standard face Tarot pack - Click this image to see all our standard face Tarot packs for the game of Tarot and find links to all other Tarot packs.
We have a large range of standard face Tarot packs for the game of Tarot. Click on the picture for more details.

This page last updated: 21st August, 2011





If you telephone our main office during working hours, the phone will usually be answered by someone who speaks both French and English. If the office is temporarily unstaffed, you will get the answering service. The answering service currently uses the French Telecom standard messages.

Don't panic if you don't speak French!!

First of all, what the lady is telling you is that you have got through to:

zero-cinq (05)
soixante-et-un (61)
quatre-vingt-dix-huit (98)
soixante-seize (76)
soixante-et-un (61),

then she rattles on a bit being charming and invites you to speak after the beep. So wait for the beep, and then leave your message - our English is pretty good, so we won't insist that you speak in French!! (We can understand English, French and slow and clear Spanish or Italian).

When you have finished, the lady will come back as she has a little more to say. If you say nothing and hang up once she has started, your message will be saved. The options she gives you are as follows (wait until she pauses after telling you the options and then say the word given here in brackets): you can hear the message you have left (ecouter - pronounced eh-coot-tay ), you can add some more to your message (completer - pronounced com-play-tay) or or you can delete your message (effacer - pronounced ef-fass-say) .

If you choose to delete the message, you will be asked to confirm (oui - pronounced wee), or cancel the deletion (non - pronounced noh - like nonsense without the 'nsense' bit!) Then you get the option to re-record your message (enregistrer - pronounced on-rej-eas-tray) or go back to the beginning and hear the first announcement again (annonce - pronounced an-nonse - like nonsense again , but this time without the 'ense' bit).