Chas Goodall & Son’s luxury “Historic” playing cards have decorated aces and double-ended court cards depicting the royal costumes of four periods in English history: clubs Plantagenet, hearts Stuart, spades Hanoverian & diamonds Tudor.
Packs were produced with or without gilt edges, and over time several different back designs were published. There was also a miniature version.
The Plantagenet Period 1216-1399
The Tudor Period 1485-1603
The Stuart Period 1603-1714
The Hanoverian Period 1714-1901
Above: the pack was published for a number of years with slightly different indices and several alternative back designs.
There was no joker, but instead an extra blank card was included.
Above: advert from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 1893.