2 decks of Coca Cola Polar Bear playing cards

Front of packaging with cut out showing front of tin design

The polar bear first showed up in Coca Cola advertising in France in 1922 and continued to show up periodically over the next 70 years. The modern polar bear debuted in 1993. This double deck was produced by USPCC in 1998 (blue seal) and Bicycle branded. The two decks are enclosed in a tin with a flip top opening and contains a sporty theme. One deck shows a polar bear cooling off on top of a cooler of Coca Cola, and the other shows a polar bear reaching for a Coke while climbing a mountain. These are standard poker sized decks sealed in original packaging, including two stickers.

Round Playing Cards

Round Playing Cards

This is an unused double-deck made for Chadwick-Miller Imports in Hong Kong (Item 14333) circa 1960’s. One red, one blue bandanna style print backs. There are 54 cards per deck (two jokers each). Front case has damage from tape and normal wear. 

Nouvelle Plastic Coated Playing Cards

Double deck girl with bubbles and boy with dandelions

This is a Nouvelle double deck. The kitsch artwork, as best I can find, is circa the 1950s. I do not know if that is when this particular deck was printed, though.

Both decks are in their original seal and in mint condition. The box has normal wear on the corners.

KEM Plastic Playing Cards

Kem cards in original packaging.

This KEM red and blue, paisley double deck is pristine, other than some edge wear and discoloring on the outer cardboard cover. Picked up at a yard sale in Eugene, Oregon, this set was printed in June 1961. The case includes two decks of cards, registration card, a help/how-to booklet, a card to order missing/lost/damaged cards, and the “inspected by” card. The cards and accessories are not damaged or warped in any way. This design is still be printed by KEM.