Meet our eclectic band of maritime heroes, explorers and navigators, pirates and privateers, and ships.

Each beautifully-illustrated card gives brief biographical details, and the location of the monument featured. And to put it all in perspective, there’s a leaflet with useful information on finding out more, and a timeline from 1400s – 1800s.

Monumental Maritime Heroes Playing Cards
Boxed set of 52 Maritime Hero themed playing cards.

Monumental Maritime Heroes Poster
A1 Poster of 52 Maritime Heroes.

Monumental Maritime Heroes Playing Cards

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“Very professional, attractive and informative to boot – a great idea.”

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The Monumental Maritime Heroes pack includes:

Hearts: Horatio Nelson, William IV, Navigation, William Hoste, Philip Broke, William Bligh, Cuthbert Collingwood, Samuel Hood, Edward Vernon, Cloudesley Shovell, John Narborough, Robert Blake, Christopher Jones

Clubs: William Dampier, James Cook, Jeanne Baret, Walter Raleigh, Ivo Visin, Matthew Flinders, George Vancouver, George Anson, Bartholomew Gosnold, Thomas Cavendish, Ferdinand Magellan, Bartholomeu Dias, John Cabot

Diamonds: HMS Victory, Golden Hind, Cutty Sark, HMS Pickle, HMS Ganges, HMS Shannon, HMS Association, Mayflower, Godspeed, Manila Galleons, Desire, Mary Rose, Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria

Spades: Francis Drake, Henry Morgan, Grace O’Malley, William Kidd, Anne Bonney, Mary Read, Blackbeard, Woodes Rogers, Christopher Myngs, Henry Mainwaring, Christopher Newport, John Ward, Barbarossa

Terms and conditions

Payment can be made by Paypal, who accept all major bank cards. Please contact if you prefer to pay by bank transfer, or would like to make a bulk purchase.

If paying outside the UK, please ensure that you send the exact amount (bearing in mind any deductions from intermediary banks).

We aim to despatch your box of playing cards within three working days after receipt of payment, unless we advise you to the contrary. If your order is being shipped overseas, please allow two weeks for delivery.

Orders within the UK will be sent via Royal Mail, in a padded envelope that fits through a normal letterbox.

Shipping overseas
For orders to addresses overseas, shipping costs will be added and you will be advised on receipt of your order. Please contact us for more information.

Any customs fees and taxes associated with your purchase are the responsibility of you, the customer.

Items may be returned within seven days after receiving your order. An item must be returned in the same condition as it was received, in its original packaging and not used or altered in any way. You can either request a replacement pack of cards or receive a money refund. After we have received the returned goods, we’ll refund the price you paid for your item. Damaged or worn items are not eligible for return or exchange, and will be returned to buyer at your own expense.

You, the customer, are responsible for all return shipping charges. If the product has been damaged during delivery to the customer or if the product is faulty, we will refund the delivery costs of returning the item. Please contact us before returning items.

The design and contents of the Monumental Maritime Heroes playing cards, leaflet and box are the property of Sea Shell Communications, and may not be copied, photographed or in any way imitated or used elsewhere without the permission of Sea Shell Communications.


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