Another sample book, for cards produced in, and proudly representing, the Irish Free State, ca. 1936.
March 17, 2009
A saleman's sample book for a line of playing cards produced in Northern Germany, circa the early 1950s.  
February 16, 2009
From the "Vacuation" card game, England, ca. 1940
May 24, 2008
Back patterns for American playing cards (from the Cary Collection) USA3 USA167 USA10 USA9
March 17, 2008
It's called the moon. ASTRONOMIA [card game] / LONDON / PUBLISHED BY F.G. MOON, 20, THREADNEEDLE STREET / 1829
January 15, 2008


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