ENGLISH STANDARD PLAYING CARDS to 1828

c1800 A sheet of 'FAKE' English Playing Cards - GIBSON & GISBORNE

Made in Belgium, quite possibly in Brussels, the sole purpose to avoid British Tax which was excessively high.

Whilst the Ace is very obviously a fake being cut from a woodblock as opposed to a genuine British Duty Ace being from an engraved plate, the court cards are very typical of the period.

This sheet , measuring 15.25 inches by 13.5 inches, has the benefit of portraying all the courts, the ‘Duty Ace’, the Two of Spades and the Nine of Spades.

The condition of the sheet is typical of it’s type – not being square cut.

POST IS FREE ON THIS ITEM

REF: CSA5258         

£700.00

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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.

Henry French operated from 11 Broad St, Bloomsbury from 1794 to 1805.

He was Warden of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards in 1800/1801 and became Master in 1802.

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.

The cards are in excellent condition. The Jack of Diamonds exhibits bottom margin slippage [ a printing anomaly ] and the Queen of Spades has a very slight colour run, top left of card not affecting the design.

The cards have a plain back.

Insured Postage is free on this item.

REF: CSAHF_18         

£3,000.00

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c1800 or possibly later Fake Gibson & Gisbourne Playing Cards

Wood Block Printed – crude wood block ace no 115 – name difficult to read

Produced presumably to avoid duty by issuing an ace in the style of 1765-1776 (no dyes for Aces Known for Gibson & Gisbourne until 1776) probably produced in Belgium c 1810-1820 – Single courts 52/52 – condition excellent

Insured Postage is free on this item.

REF: CSA 3561        

£750.00

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C1801 G III HALL PLAYING CARDS

A complete set of Playing Cards 52/52 with Plain Backs and full standing courts.

The Ace of Spades being engraved, for the maker by the Stamping Office, and bearing tax of SIX PENCE twice – this duty period was for 1789 to 1801.

The remaining 51 cards being woodblock printed and hand stencilled coloured.

Cards measure app 64mm by 94mm

The cards are in good condition with no bends or tears but there is the occasional, 
non-distracting evidence of use markings, we would rate them 6/10 with 10 being Mint condition.

Insured Postage is free on this item.

REF: CSA6508         

£525.00

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c1805 HALL Playing Cards

A complete pack of George III playing cards by cardmaker HALL.

Duty is One Shilling and Sixpence [ sixpence added three times ] and this is from plate No 11 [ third re-cut for those who are interested ].

Courts are single figured and stencil coloured.

The cards are in very good condition rated 8/10

Insured Postage is free on this item.

REF: CSAH_no11         

£650.00

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c1809 HUNT & SONS Standard Playing Cards

George III Duty Ace of Spades showing
Duty of ONE SHILLING AND SIX PENCE– Ace No: 10
Small Size Courts & Small Ace
Bezique Deck – Complete 32/32
Cards are in very good condition with the odd slight foxing mark

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK – £3.45 / to Europe – £4.45 / to Other £6.10
Insurance is an additional £5.00 to any Country for the first £250.00
We combine postage and only charge our costs.

REF: CSA4429         

£450.00

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C1809 G III HUNT & SONS PLAYING CARDS

A complete set of playing cards 32/32 [ Piquet Pack ] with Plain Backs 
and full standing courts.

The are small format cards with primitive court card design inset in the middle of the cards to provide wide margin.

The Ace of Spades being engraved, for the maker by the stamping office, and bearing tax of ONE SHILLING AND SIX PENCE.

The remaining 31 cards being woodblock printed and hand stencilled coloured.
Cards measure app. 58mm by 89mm and inner frame app 32mm by 52mm

The cards are in good condition with no bends or tears but there is the occasional, 
non-distracting, evidence of use marking 

we would rate them 6/10 with 10 being Mint condition

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK – £3.45 / to Europe – £4.45 / to Other £6.10
Insurance is an additional £5.00 to any Country for the first £250.00
We combine postage and only charge our costs.

REF: CSA1801_102         

£350.00

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c1810 G III HUNT & SONS PLAYING CARDS - MINT IN WRAPPER.

A complete set of Playing Cards 52/52 with Plain Backs and full standing courts in the original wrapper.

The Ace of Spades being engraved, for the maker by the Stamping Office, and bearing tax of ONE SHILLING AND SIXPENCE

The remaining 51 cards being woodblock printed and hand stencilled coloured.

THE WRAPPER is for the GREAT MOGUL standard of quality [lower portion of wrapper damaged]. The wrapper bears the intact centrally impressed SIX PENCE Tax Stamp

The cards are as issued

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK – £3.45 / to Europe – £4.45 / to Other £6.10
Insurance is an additional £5.00 to any Country for the first £250.00
We combine postage and only charge our costs.

REF: CSA4439         

£450.00

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c1812 GIII HALL & SON EXPORTATION PLAYING CARDS

A complete set of Playing Cards 52/52 with Plain Backs and full standing courts.

The Ace of Spades being engraved, for the maker by the Stamping Office, the other 51 cards being woodblock printed and hand stencilled coloured.

The cards are in very good condition with no bends tears and we would rate them 7/8 out of 10, with 10 being Mint condition.

Insured Postage is free on this item.

REF:CSA6506     

£500.00

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c1818 I HARDY EXPORTATION PLAYING CARDS

Complete pack of these George III Playing Cards by the maker I HARDY.

These cards were made for exportation, the colonies, USA, Europe or the Far East, and thuis bear no duty.

They are Ace number 37 [ Recut 1 ] which dates them 1817-1820

Cards are in very good condition.

Insured Postage is free on this item.

REF: CSA5397         

£600.00

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c 1820 English Standard Hand Drawn & Coloured Complete Pack on Bananna Leaf

They were believed to have been made in Ceylon and are on either palm leaf or 
banana leaf. They are mounted and housed in two books and were previously part of a 
collection by Captain H. E. Rimington Wilson of Broomhead Hall. 

His collection was sold in 1971 and although it only contained about 100 items of playing cards Sylvia Mann was totally impressed with the quality of the collection.

Insured Postage is free on this item.

REF: CSA3810       

£2,500.00

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