bicycle marked vintage 1800 deckAlthough October is the Halloween month, we’ve not gone for any horror inspired decks this month. Instead we highlight some of the more classy of the latest Bicycle Cards available in the UK. What do you think of our selection?

The Vintage 1800s were the first ‘aged’ deck I ever owned, and as such have a special place in my heart. Now re-printed with a marking system that means these gorgeous looking cards are even more useful than ever. Only £6.49

viola bicycle playing cardsWhen my daughter asks me my favourite colour I usually answer purple, so I was pleased to see the new Viola Playing Cards from Collectable Playing Cards. In addition to the tasteful colour (!) the art deco style design is very pleasing – with the court cards in particular very striking. I’d like a little less yellow on them, but you can’t have everything. £8.99

Bicycle Cardistry Playing Cards Blue


I love these new cards from USPCC. Although they’re designed with cardistry/XCM in mind, I think the Blue Bicycle Cardistry deck would look cool in any context. Just look at those fantastic cut out court card faces. £7.99

Blue Edition JAQK deck

The Blue Edition JAQK deck has some slight similarities to the Cardistry deck but is even more striking with extra colour. And the fact that they’ve been made in conjunction with a winery makes them even more appealing to me! Likely to sell out fast. £10.99

That’s our selection this month. There were a number of other releases – notably the Justin Froyd series inspired by coats of arms that just didn’t grab me. Let me know if you’ve seen any you think we should have included…

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