NEW ITEMS ADDED TO THE WEBSITE

Added - 10th November

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Some early Worshipful Company Decks nearly all Tax Wrapped

Added - 30th October

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c1795 - An Antidote to Idleness
Wallis & Newbery

c1880 - Zodiac/Months Collecting Game

1823 - Every Man to his Station
E Wallis

c1875 - The Characters Of Charles Dickens – Jaques & Son

GLAMOUR CARDS

Some new glamour cards added to website today – click Button to view them

Added - 6th October

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1855 - The Family Coach - W Spooner

This game consists of 45 cards, 15 of the 45 cards are hand-colored picture cards.

Nine of them make up the picture of the coach and the others are portraits of the personalities, including one showing Sambo, the servant.

The other cards explain the story and control the forfeits and playing pattern. 

It is in  both Yale and The Morgan Library & Museum………

c1820 - “Pictorial illustration’s of English History from the Landing of Caesar to the Death of Richard III”
E C Edlin

Edward Edlin was listed as a Turner.  He was at 34 New Bond Street – 1808, and at 37 New Bond Street – 1809 to 1847

1838 he changed his description to Turner and Toy Manufacturer-shop – Juvenile Library succeeded by Thomas Edlin in 1844

Interestingly, this sheet, up to William IV,  was issued in a wooden box made by E Wallis c1830…….

Added - 6th October

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c1820s - The Scripture Alphabet :
embelish'd with 26 vignettes
R Miller, St Paul’s

This scripture alphabet embelish’d with 26 vignettes, was published in London “Publish by R Miller, 24 Old Fish Street –   St Paul’s

It consists of 26 engraved alphabet cards, each with a hand-coloured vignette scene and a four-line verse explanation, from the Bible….

 

1809 - The Jubilee - J. Harris

This game was produced to celebrate George III’s fifty years as king.

The board records the major events, episodes and geographic and scientific discoveries of his rule. The 150 squares begin at the outer edge, with the proclamation of George’s reign, progressing through upheavals such as the American Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars,…

Added - 26th September

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Four 19th Century Mother of Pearl Whist Boxes

Added - 23trd September

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Cartes Comiques complete deck of Dondorf’s 1860 Playing Cards

Added -18 th September

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Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter made for King Charles IV of Spain c1800

Added - 15th September

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Wood-block & stencil by Ken Lodge and Paul Bostock

French Playing Cards with Secondary Use - interesting references
to Captain Cook

Wood-block & stencil by Ken Lodge and Paul Bostock is a comprehensive survey of English card-makers from 1761-1905 with a focus on the wood-block period. 

The block analysis and the stencil analysis cover the period 1790-1830; the former is the presentation of distinctive features of the outlines of each court figure

Added - 29th August

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Playing Cards by Hardy & Sons c1830/1835

c1812 Playing Cards by Josiah Stone with George III Duty Ace.

Added - 27th August

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1838 Maps on Playing Cards

Added - 17th August

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Complete deck of 1817 Baron Louis Atthalin’s Transformation playing cards

This is the first French Transformation Playing Cards -  somewhat unique as it has contemporary manuscript annotations on the reverse to describe the scene depicted by each card.

Added - 6th July

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“Jeanne L’Hachette”
Transformation Playing Cards, c.1860

Maximilian Frommann
“Jeanne Hachette”
Transformation Playing Cards, c1865

Added - 29th June

1889 KINNEY TOBACCO TRANSFORMATION INSERT CARDS 53/53

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Added - 8th of April '22

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Added - 12thMarch

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SINGLE TRANSLUCENT
EROTIC PLAYING CARDS

YOU HAVE TO BE 18+ TO VIEW

Added - 2nd March

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C1785 A complete set of Piquet Playing Cards by Gibson & Gisborne

Added - 8th February '22

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Chi Chi Pai Playing Cards c1890
A Brick of Ten Packs

Added - 4th February

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Charles Hodges 1828

New Geographical Cards

Added - 26th November

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Four well illustrated books on
playing cards and games

At 'giveaway' prices

Added - 22nd August

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1818 / 1819 Beatrice, or the Fracas Transformation Playing Cards
Plates bound in a book

Added - 20th June

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A Unique Group of c1825 Gaming Counters depicting the
Shields and Coronets of Piers
with the title and family motto on the reverse

Added - 1st June

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Card Makers Bond – Henry Robert Sabine – Dated 11th June 1839

A unique Playing Card item

Added 4th April

Hunt & Sons c1820 Playing Cards - in near MINT condition

Brooks's Club Framed Georgian Gaming Counters

Added - 8th October

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1865 Cavalier Playing Cards - Boxed set of 52

Added - 1st October

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1765 by Rowley & Co Playing Cards

Added - 21st September

HARIFUDA - set of six cards by Oishi Tengudo

HIKIFUDA - set of six cards by Oishi Tengudo

J Maillard & Filhos Portuguese Playing Cards c 1885

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Trumps “Smoke and Chew Long Cut” Tobacco Insert Playing Cards

Uploaded 4th August

Six New Crib Boards added to the Website

Various Materials and some attractive boards/box from Charles Goodall

1822 - The Majestic Game of the Asiatic Ostrich,
uniting the Double object of imparting Knowledge
with Diversion to the mind of Youth

The game offers a lesson in Ranks and Dignities of the British Peerage, Clergy and Military; it was published in 1822.
The rules book (not present) includes a dedication to the future Queen Victoria
This game is beautiful hand-coloured engraved, mounted in nine sections on linen, showing an Ostrich, with twenty egg-shaped portraits of dignitaries, clergy and men of military importance
The game was printed by William Darton – Map Seller – 58 Holburn Hill London, and he made the dedication to the future Queen Victoria.
There are only two copies listed in museums.

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UNSUN KARUTA Playing Cards – A Japanese Game

Kabufuda, literally meaning “Kabu cards”

Oishi Tengudo Japanese Playing Cards Game

THE SQUARE AND COMPASSES TAROT DECK

Nintendo “Laser Clay” Playing Cards, c.1973

MANY NEW ITEMS ADDED TO OUR GAMES SITE

Printed and Manuscript Games and Puzzles

A range of nice copies of Penny Placks

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