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Nineteenth Century Pack

Goodall’s Nineteenth Century Playing Cards

Right: the back design and the box. Click to zoom→

A magnificent example of Goodall & Son's range of chromolithographed commemorative playing cards from the late nineteenth century, the four Aces in this “Nineteenth Century” pack show the flags of Russia, France, Germany and Italy. The court cards feature monarchs and statesmen from those countries whilst the back design has medallion portraits of George III, George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria.

Goodall's Nineteenth Century Playing Cards, c.1900

Above: Goodall's Nineteenth Century Playing Cards, c.1900, featuring monarchs and statesmen. A Joker was not included, only a blank card. Images courtesy Rod Starling.


REFERENCES

Goodall, Michael H: Chas Goodall & Son: The Family and The Firm 1820-1922, Woking, 2000

Last Updated March 08, 2016 at 02:14pm

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