Playing Card and Games from 17th Century, Gaming Counters and Counter Boxes

RECENT ITEMS ADDED TO THE WEBSITE

Playing Cards from the hand of Karl Gerich

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Six New Crib Boards added to the Website

Various Materials and some attractive boards/box from Charles Goodall

Two New Chinese Boxes of Gaming Counters

How do you like your Fish – with Chips perhaps…

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Tobacco insert Playing Cards with American Beauties.

This is a set of 52 Playing Cards [ No Joker ] mixed from two series of the 1890s

Some more recent Worshipful Company Sets

From the years 1993, 1994, 2000, 2004 and 2005

NEW TRANSFORMATION DECKS
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Palliden Transformation Playing Cards – Double Deck

Reproduction of Grimaud’s JEANNE HACHETTE TRANSFORMATION CARDS c1850

c1990 NOAH’s DECK – LJILJANA RYLANDS – TRANSFORMATION PACK.

S Heilmeier Limited Edition
Transformation Playing cards

Worshipful Company Makers of Playing Cards
Single 19th Century Playing Cardss

These early backs are quite scarce and represent the
Worshipful Company’s first venture into issuing playing acards

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c1860 Decorated Playing Card Box

Regency Single Pack
Playing Card Box

c1870 Double
Playing Card Box Fern Ware

Porcupine Quill decorated Card Box

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

Worshipful Company Packs of Playing Cards

An 18th Century English Revenue Ace of Spades - perhaps not

LIBERTY & BEEF

This interesting item came to light at a recent auction of Italian Printed Sheets and Cards.

To all extant and purposes is an English Duty Ace of the 1765 to 1776 period.

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