A complete pack of Proverbial/ Proverb
Playing Cards, published by
Wartner and Lenthall, after 1712
Lenthall Pack No: XVI


This is a complete pack of 52 cards, one of only five known.

All the examples seen of these cards evidence that they were copper engraved and printed on inferior card stock and the engraving was below the standard for the period possibly one reason why only five packs survive.

Red Six Pence Crowned Tax Stamp.

The cards are used with small issues shown in the images below.

You will see the occasional green specks on the cards which represents the path of the worm holes.
Plain backs.

Realised price from the 2013 auction

Quoted from The Post Boy 

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