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The Valentine Group

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The Valentine Publishing Company of Clayton, Victoria was first registered as Valentine & Sons in 1919. Valentines acquired Hudson Industries in 1972 They sold out to John Sands in 1989. The Valentine ace of spades evolved from Hudson’s ace.

Canasta cards manufactured in Australia by the Valentine Group with a Mexican style Joker

Above: Canasta cards manufactured in Australia by the Valentine Group with a Mexican style Joker. The court cards are based on a USPCC design. Images courtesy Ken Lodge.

Above: Alphanasta by Valentine, a “Word Canasta Game”. Images courtesy John Daniels.

  • Advertising Brochure

    Above: Valentine brochure that's in the shape of a large greeting card, about 160 x 255mm, and opens up like a card. The Sands contact info has been added on top of the name of Valentine Greetings (which can be read underneath), so dates from the time Sands took over Valentine, c.1989.

    Below: the back of the brochure, showing cards from the Valentines era.

REFERENCES

Lodge, Ken: The Standard English Pattern (second revised and enlarged edition), Bungay, Suffolk, 2010

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