The Blades Gold Edition deck will appeal specially to the flourishers out there (though it is a nice looking deck for anyone). We love the look of the court cards and the back design is very stylish. Designed with handling in mind. £9.99
I’ve always had a soft spot for the aged/vintage look cards and some of the older designs which have been given new leases of life, so was very pleased to see the Green Bicycle Expert Back cards arrive. It ticks all the boxes, and I rather like the green colour which works well in this context. And although they look old, they handle nicely since they have been printed on the latest premium stock. Only £5.75. (also available in Red and Blue)
I feel almost contractually obliged to mention these very unusual cards in the light of my other ‘career’ – but we’ve certainly never seen a pack like these Bicycle Stained Glass Playing Cards! Looking exactly as you might expect from their name – the court cards in particular are works of art, and we love the way they have stylised the suits. Amazing colours which would look great in fans and spreads. A very unusual deck! £8.99
JP Playing Cards always seem to stock great decks, and the Bicycle Collectors Deck (by Elite Playing Cards) is no exception. A tasteful gold design in a premium tuck case in a limited edition run of only 5,000. The design work on the pips and the court cards is beautiful – worth a click through to see some more pics. £8.99 (also – don’t forget to pre-order the new Luxx Palme decks – currently on pre-order and reduced. We’ve loved all the Luxx decks so far and these look stunning!).
And last but not least (except possibly in number since this is a super-limited 2,500 deck run!), the Bicycle Spirit Blue Special Edition playing cards. Don’t know too much about this one, but the tuck case looks great (I’m a bit of a sucker for nice tuck cases!) and Gamblers Warehouse usually do a good job. £17.99
That’s our selection this month. Let us know if you’ve seen any new or notable playing cards available in the UK…