JOHN COLEY NIXON
Transformation Playing Cards from the Archive
A unique collection of 20 Sheet detailing work in progress and finished articles for the First English Transformation Playing Cards ever published.

THE SHEETS

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Nixon-Fuller - 3D Uncoloured
Inscribed at the top:
“Three of Diamonds"

DANG IT WHAT A TWIST HE BE, HE'L LEAVE NOTHING FOR I

Inscribed at the bottom:
"J.N. del?"
"pubd March 1 1803 by H Angelo"

Nixon-Fuller -AH Uncoloured
Inscribed at the top:
"Ace of Hearts"

CHAMPANZEE IN THE PANTOMINE OF PEROUSE COVENT GARDEN THEATRE

Inscribed at the bottom:
"Pubd March 1 1803 by H Angelo"

Nixon-Fuller

AC Coloured

3 FINGER'D JACK

Nixon-Fuller

5D Uncoloured

ROMEO AND JULIET

Inscribed at the bottom
"No: 50 Piccadilly"

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Nixon-Fuller 10D Uncoloured

Inscribed at the top:
"Ten of Diamonds"

CHARITY GIRLS

Inscribed at the bottom:
"J.N. del"
"Pubd March 1 1803 by H Angelo"

Nixon-Fuller
2s Uncoloured

TRIUMPHANT VOLUNTEER

Inscribed
"as this Act directs for the
Proprietor by I.W.Fores"

Nixon-Fuller
9s coloured

THE AWKWARD SQUAD

MARCH YE BRUTES

Nixon-Fuller
2s Uncoloured

COMEDY

Punch's Opera

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Nixon-Fuller - 3h uncoloured

Inscribed at top:
"Three of Hearts"

NAME THIS CHILD
JACOB,
PLEASE YOUR HOLY REVERANCE

Nixon-Fuller 3C Coloured

Ah cruel old missess
why scold poor Missey

I'll have you lock'd up Hussey pretty doings to be running after that Scape Grace,
Tom Ranter

Nixon-Fuller - 2s Uncoloured

Inscribed at top:
"Two of Spades"

inscribed at the bottom "J N del?" "Pubd March 1 1803 by H Angelo"

AH CHILD WHEN I WAS YOUR
AGE I NEVER HAD OCCASION
TO GO ABROAD FOR ADMIRERS,
THE YOUNG FELLOWS USED TO GIVE ME AS A TOAST.
FANNY THE FAIR, AND
PRODIGIOUSLY CLEVER
AT ALL KINDS OF VAIOUS
WORK...THAT I WAS. LORD MAMMA

I HAVE HEARD THAT SO OFTEN.

UNPUBLISHED AS THE SPADE SUIT PUBLISHED AS THE 2 OF CLUBS

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Nixon-Fuller
9s uncoloured

THE AWKWARD SQUAD

MARCH YE BRUTES

Inscribed at the bootom:
"Published
April 10 180?"

Nixon-Fuller
AH uncoloured

Inscribed at top
"Ace of Hearts"

DISH'D AT DERBY:
DONE UP:

NOT A SOUS; LEFT
_DIMME.

Inscribed at bottom
"Pubd March 1 1803
by H.Angelo"

Nixon-Cowell-Jones
3h uncoloured

Inscribed at top
"THREE OF HEARTS"

I SHALL NOW BRING MY
DISCOURSES TO A FINISH

HIGH TIME FOR YOU HAVE
BEEN TWO HOURS AT IT

Inscribed at bottom
"J N del"
"Pubd March 1 1803,
by H.Angelo"

Nixon-Fuller
5S Coloured

PANTOMIME

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Nixon-Fuller - 3D Uncoloured

Inscribed at the top:
"Three of Diamonds"

FROGS,
WHY THE DEVIL HAVE I BEEN
SWALLOWING FROGS
GREEN OWLS!

DAMME THEY'RE NOTHING BUT
FROGS ILS SONT
LES VERITABLE
GRENOIULLES MONSIOUR

Inscribed at the bottom:
"J.N. del"
"Pub as the Act directs
March 1 1803 by H Angelo"

UNPUBLISHED AS THE DIAMOND SUIT PUBLISHED AS THE 3 OF SPADES

Nixon-Fuller - 3h uncoloured

Inscribed at top:
"Three of Hearts"

Inscribed at the bottom:
"Pubd March 1 1803
by H Angelo"

NAME THIS CHILD

JACOB,

PLEASE YOUR HOLY REVERANCE

Nixon-Fuller - 2H Uncoloured
Inscribed at the top:
"Two of Hearts"

WELL MR SPRIGGS AS SOON
AS MY COUSIN MOLLY HAD BAITED THE MOUSE TRAP
....SOUNDS MR SPRIGGS
YOUR ASLEEP

Inscribed at the bottom:
"J.N. del?"
"Pubd as the Act directs
March 1 1803 by H Angelo"

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Pen & Ink and Hand Coloured

Nixon-Fuller - 4D Coloured
Two Minstrels playing music
and singing whilst
man and woman sing.

Oh, I tickled the hearts
of the Beaux
Oh, I tickled the hearts
of the ladies
[both] When I played
on my Spanish Guitar.

Pen & Ink and Hand Coloured

Nixon-Fuller - 3D Coloured
Seated man tucking into
a meal with servant
behind his chair.

Dang it what a
twist he be,
he'l leave nothing for I

Pen & Ink and Hand Coloured

Nixon-Fuller - 3S Coloured
Two men eating, but what
French waiter explaining
what the food is.

Frogs, what the devil
have I been
swallowing Frogs

Green Owls!
Damme they'r nothing
but Frogs

ils sont les veritable
Grenouilles Monsieur

Pen & Ink and Hand Coloured

Nixon-Fuller - 2D Coloured
Man and Woman
play at cribbage.

Fifteen two, fifteen four,
and a pair is six,
and one for his nob.

Ah you have Nob'd
me out of Twopence.

Pen & Ink and Hand Coloured

Nixon- Fuller - 3H Coloured
Babies christening with
proud mother, father
and Vicar.

Name this Child

Jacob,
please your holy
Reverance.

Pen & Ink and Hand Coloured

Nixon-Fuller -2H Coloured
Two men with glasses
of punch,
one lighting a clay pipe.

Well Mr Spriggs as soon as my Cousin Molly has baited the Mouse Trap. -
sounds Mr Spriggs
your Asleep?

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