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Progressive Whist Cards - page 2

by Tony Hall

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Then came Wireless Whist itself, in many forms. (Perhaps I should note for younger readers that we used to refer to the new invention of radio as “the Wireless.” Some of us still do).

Wireless Whist

Then “New” Wireless Whist...

New Wireless Whist

And later, Radio Whist.

Radio Whist

And “New Radio Whist”.

New Radio Whist

Trump Whist.

Trump Whist

A few designs illustrated the perceived interests of the whist-playing classes in the mid-1930s! The swastika was a feature of playing cards and other games in the nineteenth century and earlier as a symbol of good luck. This can surely not be the case by the mid 1930s when the German Chancellor and his activities had many admirers amongst the British whist playing classes. I suspect that fewer of this design were made available after 1939!

Trump Whist

There was Tournament Whist and Song Whist.

Tournament Whist Tournament Whist & Song Whist

There was Novel Whist for readers and “New” Novel Whist.

Novel Whist Novel Whist & New Novel Whist

Together with various forms of Hunting Whist.

Hunting Whist Go to Page 3
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