Two Complete Sets of Indian Circular Playing Cards

c Third Quarter of the 20th Century.

They are hand painted on paper mache with a Laquered finish.

One set is 96 cards [ 8 sets of 12 cards ]
and the other set is 336 cards [ 28 suits of 12 cards each ]

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Two New Glamour Packs added to the website

EROTICARTES Playing Cards

Wolf Pack – Tasteful Glamour Playing Cards

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A Selection of well reproduced packs generally only viewable in a Museum

Includes

Kartenspiel des Meisters PW – Reproduction.

The copperplate Playing Cards engraved by IMF from 1617

Das Kartenspiel des Oberdeutschen Stechers

Ancient God Playing Cards – reproductions.

A Pack of Cards by Jost Amman

The Stuttgart Playing Cards

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Reproduction of 1807 Cotta Transformation Playing cards

A fine reproduction of the 1807 issue by Cotta of Transformation Playing cards.

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1870 Frommann and Bunte - Transformation Deck.

This is the first edition of a pack issued c1870 in Darmstadt, Germany.
The packs contains 10 original designs, 19 appeared earlier in a pack by Braun & Schneider c1852 and 23 from Grimard’s Jeanne l’Hachette pack in c1865

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Queen Mother & George VI hand signed Xmas Card 1947
and their Playing Cards

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The inside reveals an informal photograph of the Royal Family for Xmas 1947. 
Gathered round the piano are the Late Queen Mother [ Queen Elizabeth ], the Late King George VI, the late Princess Margaret and the present Queen, Elizabeth II.

VICTORY Playing Cards by Mesmaekers Freres

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Made by Mesmaekers Freres S.A. in Turnout, Belgium.

Celebration of the Victory of the Allies over germany and it’s allies -1945

A selection of Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter

Early Canton Hand Crafted Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter

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Elaine Lewis 2012 Transformation Playing Cards London Olympics

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Marking a major sporting event in the UK, 2012 Olympics, Elaine has created a set of field, athletics, pool and cyling event Playing Cards covering the sporting event of 2012.

 

1969 Salvador Dali, original designs by the artist.

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Pack of 52 cards plus two Jokers plus title card plus blank card.

Tarot Playing Cards published 2005 by Elaine Lewis

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Hand made playing cards consisting of 22 cards [ 0 to XXI ] plus title card showing this to be pack number 26 of a limited edition of 30.

10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE EPCS TRANSFORMATION DECK NURSERY RHYMES.

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DESIGNED AND HAND PRINTED BY KARL GERICH, IN BATH on 3rd December 1994

Totally original designs for a transformation deck, hand crafted limited edition, number 53 /72, signed by the artist on the title and in gold ink on the inside base of the box.

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Cricket Playing Cards 1934 Test Match

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Double Commemorate Box with two packs of Playing Cards

celebrating the 5 Day Test Match by Austrlia.

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Karl Gerich hand made playing cards 1988

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Victoria Playing Cards – No: 29. Designer Georgina Harvey – her first.

Double ended courts show men and women working at various tasks.

1924 Electric Mah Jong - De La Rue

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C1924 Electric Mah Jong – De La Rue – This was printed for Western Electricity Company for the 1924 British Empire Exhibition.

1915 - The Strand War Game

BRIEF DESCRIPTION.
This is a board game created by The Strand Magazine during WWI.
Described as a combination of draughts, chess and war, it is played by two opponents, representing the Allies and the Germans, over a map of actual territory of the war – January 1915.
The Advertisement (copy incuded with the game) for this explains
“The pieces consists of three kinds Infantry, Calvalry & Artillery each with their seperate moves and possiilities…

c1828/1829 Imperial Royal Playing Cards - near mint

Short Description
A complete set of 52 cards portraying single-figure non-standard court cards and ‘fancy’ aces.

Court card portray historical figures of France, England, Spain and Turkey.
These were published by S & J Fuller at the Temple of Fancy, 34 Rathborne Place, London – Fuller produced Transformation playing cards in the earlier part of the century.

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