Fake “Blanchard” Duty Ace with court cards based on Hall
Uncut proof sheet showing a fake “Blanchard” Duty Ace of Spades with court cards based on those of Hall of c.1790-1805, unknown maker, probably Belgian. The cards also look like the Belgian copies made for illegal importation into UK. Modern off-prints are also available from the Turnhout Playing Card Museum but without the Ace of Spades.
Above: Hall courts on which the fake cards are based.
Above: uncut proof sheet showing a fake “Blanchard” Ace of Spades with court cards based on Hall, unknown maker, probably Belgian. Images courtesy Ken Lodge.
Lodge, Ken: The Standard English Pattern (second revised and enlarged edition), Bungay, Suffolk, 2010