Selection of decks of cards
Unique, playing, collectible, world playing cards of different countries, artists and publishers. All decks can be purchased as originals and reprints. If you have questions - ask.
This section contains a deck of classic design style, in most countries — this deck of two mirror halves.
Color Printing Plant
Unusual section of the site. It contains cards produced in one factory - Color Printing Combine. The factory for the period of its existence from 1817 to 2004 repeatedly changed its name.
In this section you will find a deck by companies for advertising or promotional campaigns of individual products.
This section presents the deck with the political leaders of our time. Of interest may be interested in politics.
Animals Beasts birds fish insects
In this section, cards with animals, birds, fish.
The section name speaks for itself. There are many cards issued for children: with cartoon characters, movies, computer games.
Here are decks of playing cards with images of girls in the style of fine art called Pin-up.
This section presents the decks for lovers of history with historical figures who left their mark in the history of any country.
In this section, a variety of decks of playing cards, for various topics.
Here are decks dedicated to people of show business: artists, musicians, singers.
Photo of cities
This section presents the gift card with views of cities and countries.
Here are playing cards on different sports. As well as cards with athletes and branded cards of sports clubs.
Jokers in the decks appeared at the beginning of the 20th century, but there are much more jokers collectors than collectors of playing card decks.
Army and police
In this section, playing cards with military theme, as well as the police
Here are playing cards on the subject of transportation - cars, ships, trains, airplanes, as well as promotional decks of transport companies.
Hunting and fishing
In this section, maps are devoted to these 2 ancient hobbies of man - hunting and fishing.
Cheap decks for the game
In this section, the quality, but cheap deck of card from the famous factories.
This section contains a cards for an adult audience. Many famous artists painted naked people.
Erotic photo deck
This section is for an adult audience. Photography in the nude - art! And ... there was a lot of decks for connoisseurs of beauty.
In this section there will be humorous and satirical decks of playing cards.
In this section there will be cards for fortune telling, different oracles and tarot.
There are many legends of the origin of playing cards, but there are undeniable facts. The number of points in the deck of cards: Ace - 1, from 2 to 10, the jack - 11, the queen - 12, the king - 13 points. (these numbers are still printed in the classic Italian deck)
It turns out in 1 suit - 91 points, as is well known in the deck 4 suits. In total it turns out 364. Also in the deck there is a joker, this is + 1 more. Total 365 is the number of days in a year.
Four suits are four seasons, black suits are night, red ones are day. It turns out a deck of cards - this is just a calendar.
Now in the world 4 types of card suits are common, they are common in different countries, depending on the influence of the major colonial powers.
The most common is the most common - the French, where the suits are hearts, crosses (clubs), diamonds (diamonds), peaks. Spanish-Italian - swords, cups, coins, clubs (clubs). German: leaves, hearts, bells and acorns.
The Swiss deck stands by itself, traditional and accustomed only in Switzerland itself, where besides bells and acorns, as in the German deck, there are also such suits as roses and shields.
Playing cards is the most ancient type of printing art, therefore collecting is very fascinating, there are decks of several centuries preserved in various countries, there are maps of various subjects. Most of the decks are printed in small editions and after a very short amount of time the price can grow several times, so the collection can be a good investment of money ..
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