Playing Cards served a secondary purpose in life
when paper was an expensive commodity.
They were used for advertising, aid memoirs, accounts etc etc
Their secondary use was only limited by one's imagination.
Below of some early offering with a wide variety of purposes.
ALL ARE from either 17, 18 or 19th Century

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18th Century Queen of Hearts with manual inscription on reverse

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£30

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18th Century Queen of Diamonds with manual inscription on reverse

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18th Century King of Clubs with manual inscription on reverse

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18th Century Jack of Clubs with manual inscription on reverse – damaged

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Eighteenth Eight of Spades used as a library card – references the position of [ Captain ] Cook’s plates to his voyage.

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£40

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Eighteenth Eight of Clubs used as a library card – references the position of George Forsters book
” A voyage round the world in his majesty’s sloop – Resolution – commanded by Captain James Cook during the years 1773-1774 and 7?.
London …. 1777

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£40

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£15.00

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SOLD    

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    SOLD

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    SOLD

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