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D. J. McAdam
Encyclopedia of Playing Cards

Dog Playing Card, by Susan D. McAdam

  • Brueghel - Hunters in the Snow.  Double deck bridge set.  Piatnik.  Austria.
  • Cezanne Gift Bridge Set.  Piatnik.
  • M C Escher Playing Cards.  Piatnik, Austria.  2-deck set, entitled "Up and Down."  1992.
  • Erté
    • Nile.  Two-deck bridge set from Piatnik.  2002.
    • Secret.  Two-deck bridge set from Piatnik.  2002.
  • Guggenheim.  Single deck from Piatnik.
  • Impressionist Masterpieces.  Single deck from Piatnik, 2003.
  • Klimt.
    • Emilie.  Double deck bridge set.  Piatnik.  Austria.
    • Fritza.  Double deck bridge set.  Piatnik.  Austria.
  • Monet Gift Bridge Set.
  • Mucha.
    • Biscuits.
    • Dreams.
    • Hyacinta.
    • Monte Carlo.  Double deck bridge set.  Piatnik.  Austria.
    • Sarah Bernhardt.  Double deck bridge set.  Piatnik.  Austria.
  • Picasso Playing Cards, double deck bridge set.  Piatnik.
  • Renoir.  2-deck bridge set, Piatnik.
  • Norman Rockwell Playing Cards
  • Seurat.  Double deck bridge set.  Piatnik.  Austria.
  • Self-Portrait Pack
  • Toulouse-Lautrec 2-deck bridge set, one deck features "Moulin Rouge - La Goulue," other features "Ambassadeurs."  Piatnik.

Bicycle Playing Cards

We have a special page devoted to Bicycle brand playing cards - please click here.  Includes Bicycle Bridge Size Playing Cards and Braille Playing Cards.

Christmas Playing Cards

Congress Playing Cards

  • For a partial listing of Congress playing cards, click here.


Cultural & Ethnic Playing Cards

Fortune-Telling Playing Cards

Fournier Playing Cards

  • Difficult to acquire in the USA - for a list of some, please click here.


Historical Playing Cards

Imperial Playing Cards

KEM All-Plastic Playing Cards


Literary Playing Cards - Works, Authors and Literary Characters

  • Authors Card Game - click here for rules and full listing.
  • Shakespeare Playing Cards.  2 decks, 55 cards per pack.  US Games.  1992.
  • Writers & Poets Playing Cards.  Single deck. 


Military & Patriotic Playing Cards


Non-Standard (unusual shapes, etc.) Playing Cards

  • Big Bicyle Deck.  US Playing Card Co.
  • Braille Playing Cards.  US Playing Card Co.
  • Crooked Deck Playing Cards.  US Games.  1967, 1989.
  • Miniature Playing Cards
  • Mummy Playing Cards.  Cards in the shape of sarcophagi. 
  • Piatnik Jumbo Size Playing Cards.  
  • Spectrum "No Revoke" Playing Cards - four colors
  • Square Deal Playing Cards - square deck


Performing Arts


Piatnik Playing Cards

  • For a brief history of Piatnik playing cards, click here


Pictorial Playing Cards


Proverbs Playing Cards


Reproduction & Facsimile Playing Cards

Sports-Related Playing Cards

  • Golf
    • Golf.  Plastic playing cards, 2-deck set, from KEM.
    • Ladies Golf.  2-deck bridge set, one deck features "Golf Monte Carlo," other features "Golf Club d'Alsace."  Piatnik.  
    • Nostalgic Golf.  2-deck set, one deck features "The Players Shop," other features "Winners of the Challenge Trophy."  Congress.  
    • St. Andrews Golf Bridge Set.


Squeezers - old-time brand, also known as Bulldog Squeezers

Tarot Cards

Other Reference Sources


International Playing-Card Society
6 Reynard's Copse
Colchester  C04 4UR
United Kingdom
The premier organization for playing card collectors.  Their journal, The Playing-Card, is published bimonthly.






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