Charles Goodall & Son, 1820-1922 and beyond.
A few examples of the many interesting back designs.
A preliminary look at the card-makers operating in the 19th century.
Some copies of the designs of Goodall and the New York Consolidated Card Co.
Dating is a particularly tricky but very interesting problem to tackle and there are many pitfalls
“Boudoir” playing cards were introduced by Chas Goodall & Son in 1906 in a new, slimmer size.
Today nothing remains of Charles Goodall's Camden Works, where three-quarters of the playing cards printed in Britain were produced.
Goodall & Son’s Patience & Miniature packs came in various styles of box and back design, c.1890-1930
Goodall’s earliest cards were traditional in appearance but in around 1845 ‘modernised’ courts were designed
Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards depict royal costumes of four periods in English history, 1893
Historic Shakespeare with courts featuring Shakespearean characters, Chas Goodall & Son, 1893
Goodall’s “Japanesque” brand was used for stationery products since around 1880 but these playing cards were added to the range in around 1900
Isle of Man stamp issue based upon the history of Manx themed playing cards, featuring six fascinating, full colour stamps showing antique playing cards.
A magnificent example of Goodall & Son’s range of chromolithographed Commemorative playing cards from the late nineteenth century.
The “New Game of Our Ship”, published by Chas Goodall & Son, London, 1896
“Pasha” is one of Charles Goodall’s brands which first appeared in c.1898 and was retained until after the De la Rue takeover.
The Rameses Fortune Telling Cards were manufactured by Chas. Goodall & Son Ltd, London, c.1910, around the same time as Rameses The Egyptian Wonderworker, was performing.
Shakespeare 300th Anniversary playing cards designed by John Leighton (1822-1912).
Spanish-suited pack manufactured by Chas Goodall & Son for South America
Playing cards first arrived in England during the 15th century, but none have survived from such an early date.
Playing cards commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, manufactured by Chas Goodall & Son, 1897
History.of Whist and Gaming Counters and Markers from the 18th Century to modern times.part 2