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NEW ADDITIONS TO OUR WEBSITE
THE LATEST AT THE TOP

c1750 The Reign of Queen Anne - Playing Cards

see - Queen Anne Cards

 

c1900 A Paper Heart - with hand written predictions

see Heart Predictions

Playing Cards supplied to the prisioners of the
famous Stalag Luft III c1942



see Stalag III

c1850 “Comic Play Grammar” card game – William Sallis 


see Comic Grammer

c1880 - A Board Game - A tour around Germany

see German Board Game

Highly Decorative Chinese Chinoiserie Box with
28 Matching Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters


see Highly Decorative Chinese Box


 

Chinese Chinoiserie Box
with 28 Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters

see Chinese Box 28 Counters

c1880 Hand Drawn Transformations
on De La Rue Playing Cards

see DLR Hand Drawn Transformation

Chinese Chinoiserie Box with
38 Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters



see Crested Box

see Comic Cards

see Electric Mah Jong

Goodall Valiant Highlander Tax Wrapper

see Goodall Highlander



see DLR BACKS

see New Games

see Willis Tax Wrapped

see New Games

see New Games

see New Games

see New Games

The Great War Centenary Transformation Playing Cards
by Elaine Lewis.

 

Limited Edition of this hand designed transformation
set of Playing Cards produced by Elaine.

see Great War Transformations

1828 Charles Hodges New Astronomical Cards

In 1827/1828 Charles Hodges of 27 Portman Street, Portman Square, London
published two 40 cards packs, without suit signs,
one entitled "New Geographical Cards"
and this one covering Astronomical Cards.


see New Astronomical Cards

see New Items

1828 Hodges Geographical Playing Cards
Also known as New Royal Playing Cards.

The rare 53 card pack

 

see Hodges Geographical

see New Items

see New Items

see New Items

see New Items

1828 CHARLES HODGES NEW GEOGRAPHY CARDS


This was issued as a forty card pack by Charles Hodges
of 27 Portman Street, Portman Square, London in 1828


This pack is complete 40/40 and comes with the original booklet
and is in the original strong telescopic case
Each Card fully Hand Coloured.

 

see New Geography Cards

c1775 Music Playing Cards with Rules for Quadrille [ Dance Cards ]

for full details see - Dance Cards

c1720 LOVE CARDS produced by John Lenthall

This full pack of 52/52 Playing Cards bear a tax stamp on the Eight of Diamonds.

see LOVE CARDS

 

1863 Rock Brothers "The New Floral Playing Cards" - non standard suit signs.

They were published under the immediate patronage of H.R.H. the Princess of Wales
who was Princess Alexandra of Denmark and
got married in 1863 to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.
She is represented as the Queen of Roses with the other suits being;
Pinks, Violets and Heart's-ease.
Therefore they are, in effect, Royalty Playing Cards.

see Floral Cards

The 200th Anniversary of the Napoleonic Wars and the Battle of Waterloo - the latest Playing Card Transformatio from Elaine Lewis of Bradford, England

 

see WATERLOO

The Old West - a Transformation Pack of Playing Cards by Elaine Lewis

see THE OLD WEST

c1720 ALL THE BUBBLES PLAYING CARDS

52 PLAYING CARDS DEPICTING THE STOCK MARKET SCAMS OF 1720

THE CARDS TELL THE STORIES AND ARE WORTH A VISIT JUST
TO VIEW THE EXTENT OF MAN's GREED.

Ssee ALL THE BUBBLES

FIVE Hand Drawn Packs by the Bradford Artist - Elaine Lewis

Pack 1 FLAMENCO - Pack 2 COCKAILS


Pack 3 PEACE - Pack 4 CITICARDS

Pack 5 FAST FOOD

SINGLE 19th Century
Worshipful Company Makers of Playing Cards

see WCMPC 19th C Singles

SINGLE & DOUBLE PACKS of the 19th Century
from The Worshipful Company Makers of Playing Cards

 

SEE WCMPC 19th Century Packs

A selection of 'unique' books on Early English and Irish Playing card makers.

 

see PLAYING CARD BOOKS

Thirteen new Chinese
Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters
added to the website

 

see New MOP Counters

c1941 Hand Watercoloured set of playing cards depicting the Royal Family.

see ROYAL FAMILY

10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE EPCS TRANSFORMATION DECK
NURSERY RHYMES.

SEE NURSERY RHYMES

1854 Early Commemorative by Goodall & Co Playing Cards marking the Crimea War

This is one of the earliest commemorative backed cards to be produced. It shows the Crimean War [ October 1853 to March 1856 ] - British and French troops shown shaking hands.

Square cornered standing courts featuring Goodall's unusual design [ know as type GS1b ] Jack of Clubs wearing the "GOODALL AND SON" belt.

Cards have been played with but have no tears or bends.

 

see Goodall Crimea Deck

19th Century Hand Drawn Transformation Playing Card
A variety of new transformation cards place on the website

see Hand Drawn

1818/1819 ACKERMAN TRANSFORMATION
PLAYING CARD - SHEETS

see ACKERMAN

 

 

c1862 Comical Transformation Pack

see Nursery Transformation

Four Somerset House Black Proofs for
Playing Cards Wrappers all for 1883

see Thomas De La Rue

see WILLIS & Co

see WOOLEY & Co

see C. GOODALL & SON

Henry French Exportation Ace Playing Cards c1800/1805

 

We know of only two other packs from this maker, both EXPORTATION Aces,
and count this as one of the rarest
18th/19th Century English Playing Card Makers
this is Ace number 18 of 20.

His court cards bear a similarity to those of Brotherton and T Wheeler.
This is especially true with the Queen of Hearts which has
the clasped Tulip un-opened compared to the vast majority
of his piers where the tulip [?] is fully opened.

see H FRENCH

Three English Standard Decks added to Website

c1834 Thomas Creswick
Single Court
Playing Cards

Complete deck of
52 Playing Cards
plus partial wrapper.
The wrapper states
"Card Maker
to His Majesty"
putting the cards
between 1831 and 1837
Duty ONE SHILLING
.

c1860-1880 WOOLLEY
& Co Playing Cards

This is a complete packs
of double ended,
unturned, playing cards
in near Mint Condition.

The backs are an attractive
combination of black,
purple and gold.

c1880-1892 Woolley
& Co Ltd Playing Cards

Complete pack of 52
playing cards
with partial box
defining the cards as
"EUREKA Playing Cards
INDEX PIPS"
.

See Thomas Creswick see Purple & Gold see Index Pips

 

18th Century Fortune Telling Cards

Most probably the second English set of playing cards issued
specifically for the purpose of fortune telling.

The Court cards are of the early style
Jacks have Fleur de Lils between their feet
Black Jacks feathers in their hats
King of Clubs holds Cross of Lorraine
Diamonds and Hearts are red stenciled cards
(including court cards) but excluding borders and legend.

Each card having a four line verse, most are amusing
Eight of Spades read -
"This Eight doth foretell you shall
Wed a woman strait and tall;
If to a girl the like doth come,
She weds the brother of tom thumb."

see FORTUNE TELL CARDS

Miniature Rule Books for Popular Card Games
in the late 19th/early 20th Century
published by Goodall/De La Rue and others

1912 - Five Hundred, The Popular American Game by Professor Hoffmann
1904 - Whist - Published by Goodall, written by Captain Crawley
1915 - The Royal Game of Bezique - Published by Goodall, written by Camden
1907 - Bridge - Published by Goodall, written by Professor Hoffmann
1920 - Bridge - Published by Goodall, written by Angelo Lewis (Professor Hoffmann)
1912 - Kuhn Khan - Published by Goodall, written by Nemo
1926 - Royal Auction Bridge entirely rewritten with a special chapter on Auction Whist
1912 - The Bath Club rules for Cooncan - Published by De la Rue
1897- Ecarte by Cavendish - Published by De La Rue & Co Ltd
1897 - The Pocket Laws of Whist by Cavendish (published by De la Rue)
1903 - Bridge Whist - Published by Goodall, written by Professor Hoffman
1897 - The Pocket Rules of Leading at Whist with a Table of Leads and practicle Hints by Cavendish (published by De la Rue)
1890 - The Pocket Rules for the Play of the Thrid Hand at Whist with a Table of Play and Rules for Scoring by Cavendish (published by De la Rue)
1912 - Original Round Games invented by Professor Hoffmann
1928 - Royal Auction Bridge includes a chapter on Auction Whist - Published by De La Rue & Goodall

And Many Others - see Rule Books

 


Three Revenue Proofs added to the website

from the first decade of the 19th Century

 

Two are Die Proofs of Duty Aces from Hunt & Son,
Successor to GIBSON
the other for STOPFORTH along with a proof
Duty Wrapper for S & J Fuller

 

 

see REVENUES

Some new English Standard Cards with nice backs etc added to the site

see new decks

Two new EARLY Georgian
packs added to the website

Gibson & Gisborne c 1792
Early and exremely Fine Condition

see G&G

 

HALL c 1805
Very Clean in and in good condition

see HALL

c1812 French Suited Piquet Playing Cards from Switzerland - D.V a Lausanne

Full pack 32/32, Piquet Pack, of Playing Cards made in Switzerland c1810. Printed from woodblocks and stenciled coloured. French suited and made by "D V a Lausanne" shown on the Jack of Clubs.
[
David Vachet "Cadet", cardmaker in Lausanne before 1850 - our thanks to Walter Haas  ].

 

 

.

see D&A Lausanne

 

Late 19th Century Hand Drawn Transformation Playing Cards.

A set of 52 Goodall Playing Cards [ mixed backs ] with 39 cardstransformed to create witty and humorous views.

The remaining 13 cards, Ace of Spades and 12 Court Cards, are not transformed which is standard in hand drawn sets.

see 19th Century Transformation.

Karl Gerich's Beautiful Bath

Playing Cards - his 23rd pack

These are my favorite cards from this English designer

and playing card producer.

This pack was hnd made in 1996 in a limited edition of 30 packs.

The cards are etched and hand colored and EACH pip card portrays a different building

or feature of Bath famous for it's architecture and history.

see BATH

1901 The Forbidden City Souvenir Playing Cards

Printed by Grimes-Stassforth Stationery Co, Los Angeles.
Capture some amazing scenes of life in 1901 China with it's population of 395 million!
This pack comes with a photocopy 16 page write up of Peking and descriptions of the cards enclosed.

There are scenes also of a harrowing nature showing execution of Boxers, pleased be warned before viewing.

see Forbidden City

Some nice European
Reproduction Playing Cards placed on the website

Follow these LINKS below

Kartenspiel des Meisters PW

KUPFERSTICHKARTENSPIEL
VON MOEHSNANG Playing Cards

Mulük Wanuwwåb - Carta Mundi,
Turnhout for Aurelia Games, Bruxelles, 1972


Hofamterspiel Playing Cards of the mid 15th Century.

VINTAGE PRINCELY 54 HUNTING
PLAYING CARDS deck OF AMBRAS

Some attractive Tarot and Tarocchi
Reproductions placed on the website

Follow these LINKS below

The Minchiate Fiorentine - 1986 Limited Edition

I Tarocchi del Mantegna

Tarocchino Lombardo 1981 Limited Edition

Visconti-Sforza Tarocchi Deck

The Minchiate Fiorentine - 1986 Limited Edition

Some MORE early games added to our website including
Puzzles, Rebus, Historical and early jigsaw

and more.... see 18th & 19th Century Games

1791 - The Art of Making Money Plenty.(Franklin, Benjamin (1703-1790)) A dissected puzzle - John Wallis, 1806 - “Histore Sainte” Old Testament History by Jouy
, 1817 The Fasionable Chinese Puzzle, c1820 Religious Children's Alphbet Cards, 1800-1820 Ladies & Gentlemen Cards - probably Twelve Night, c1830 Wallis - Laugh and Lie Down - LSD Cards, 1850s Music Made Easy - by Henrietta Dodd, c1850 Alliteration; or, a Prime plan and merry method... by Peter Puzzlewig

Splendid Plug Tobacco advertising deck, New York, USA: American Playing Card Company,.

 

see SPLENDID

Defiance playing cards, Toronto:
The Copp, Clark Co. Ltd., c.1885

 

see DEFIANCE

Four Karl Gerich Decks
placed on the website
[ Clink on title to go to full details of pack ]

Great Mogul DOS TIGRES No 25 Playing Cards by Karl Gerich

Victoria Playing Cards Handmade by Karl Gerich - Pack No: 29

Four Corners - Handmade Playing Cards by Karl Gerich

Victoria Playing Card Company Karl Gerich Aquae Sulis

 

see Transfer Playing Card Box

see Octagonal Playing Card Box

1888 WORSHIPFULL PLAYING CARDS

Complete 52 plus Blank depicting
Arms of the Company
Sea Green Background

see 1888

The Great War Centenary Transformation Playing Cards
by Elaine Lewis.

 

This is a set of six uncut A4 sheets, probably only one of two produced by Elaine.

see Great War Sheets

1873 Belgian Transformation Playing Cards.

The maker of this pack is unknown but is beleived to have worked in Bruges.
This is a complete set of 32/32 playing cards and comprises cards transformed so as to produce humourious images as was becoming very popular in this quartile of the 19th Century.
Just love the pips on the court cards, they are really humerious.
 

see Belgian Transformation Deck

1689 The Reign of James II - [ 1685-1688 ]

see James II

Single Worshipful Company
Playing Cards
from 1882 to 1901

 

see Worshipful Singles

Limited Edition Prints of
Semi-Transformation
Playing Cards.

Five Original Signed
and Numbered

see Prints

The Elements of Astronomy & Geography
(Explained on forty cards) 
beautifully engraved and hand colored
by the Abbe Paris
Published by John Wallis 15 July 1795

see Elements

Kings and Queens of England 
Hand drawn and colored cards
by Sir William Cusac Baronet
1768-1836

see K&Q

ELAINE LEWIS
HANDMADE
TAROT DECK

See TAROT DECK

Six Packs of Hand Made Limited Edition Playing Cards
by the popular artist - Elaine Lewis

[ Click on the names to go to the pack ]

Pattern No 7 Published in 1998 Playing Cards

Circular Playing Cards

Ices - Playing Cards

Card Families Playing Cards

Flora and Fawna Playing Cards

Fun in the sun Playing Cards

Five Packs of Limited Edition Playing Cards from the hand of Karl Gerich
[ Click on Pack No to goto item ]

Pack No 34 - Patience Playing Cards titled Lettische

Pack No 16 - Great Mogul titled Patience Indien 

Pack N0 28 - Titled Mayday

Pack No 30 - Patience Playing Cards titled Merry Andrew

Pack No 25 - Dos Tigres Great Mogul

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