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I have attempted to bring together a lot of widely dispersed material into one place in order to present a comprehensive survey of the history of the British playing card industry from 1600 up until 2000. The main sources of the material are my own books and publications (including this blog), those of Mike Goodall, the work of John Berry on the Waddington archive and assorted information from various collectors who have been kind enough to give it to me. The book will be in the same format as my other recent books, including the one with Paul Bostock, A4 with colour illustrations, and with perfect binding. It consists of 284 + vi pages and I give a few sample illustrations and pages below, along with the contents page. The price is £65 + postage* and is available to order now. Please send any requests for further information to my e-mail address: [email protected]

*[Weight 1.403 kg]

UK first class £5.50; second class £2.90

Europe £11.10

North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South East Asia £16.50

Singapore, Australia, New Zealand £17.75


THE BRITISH PLAYING CARD INDUSTRY 1600-2000: The Makers and Their Products


  • Preface
  • Chapter One: 1600-1800
  • Chapter Two: 1801-1828
  • Chapter Three: 1828-1862
  • Chapter Four: 1862-1900
  • Chapter Five: 1901-1940
  • Chapter Six: 1940-2000: Decline and Fall
  • Epilogue
  • References
  • Index

Anonymous courts, c.1675 (Chapter One)

Fake Hunt (GIIII), c.1825 (Chapter Two)

Whitaker for the Isle of Man, c.1850 (Chapter Three)

Porterprint non-standard gangster courts, 1974 (Chapter Six)

Last Updated July 24, 2018 at 03:45pm


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