District Messengers were uniformed young men wearing little pill-box hats and mounted on bicycles who fulfilled urgent tasks and were paid by the mile
Happy Families designed by A.E. Kennedy, 1930s
Faulkner's “Hurry-Up Misfitz”, with some fine illustrations of vintage methods of transportation, was designed by George Lambert, c.1907
“Bargains” was designed by George Lambert for C. W. Faulkner & Co in c.1900
“Our Pets Snap” designed by A. E. Kennedy for Faulkner & Co., c.1930s
“Farmyard Snap” designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930
“Three Bears Snap” was designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930s
C. W. Faulkner’s “Shakespearian Misfitz” designed by George Lambert and published around 1907/08 showing famous characters from Shakespeare
“Fairyland Snap” designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930
C. W. Faulkner’s “Busy Families”, c.1903
“Fipps der Affe“ (Fipps the Ape) quartet game with cartoons by Wilhelm Busch published by Bielefelder Spielkarten GmbH, c.1960
Lustiges Wilhelm Busch Quartett published by Franz Schmidt, Nuremberg, 1937
“Schwarzer Peter Quartett” game published by VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik with cartoons by Wilhelm Busch
“Der Lohn des Fleisses”, a children's card game designed by Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908)
“Humouristic Quartett” families game beautifully illustrated and printed by chromolithography in Germany
Art Deco style “Schwarzer Peter” card game published by Vereinigte Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkarten-Fabriken A.G., Stuttgart
German Fairy Tales Card Game
Walt Disney “Schwarzer Peter” game published by Vereinigte Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkarten-Fabriken A.G.
This antique card game features English kings and queens from William the Conqueror to Queen Victoria, along with their spouses or consorts
French language edition of a children's quartet game published by B. Dondorf, c.1900, consisting of 40 amusing illustrations of birds and animals with humorous captions.
“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” Happy Families
This Victorian card game contains imaginatively designed letters which spell the name of an animal, with one card representing the animal spelt
St George Game, 1858, depicting St George and other saints engaged in battle slaying the dragon to save souls from perdition
Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894) wrote the Struwwelpeter stories in 1847 for his son Carl. The stories quickly became famous and were translated into many languages...
The beautiful artwork in Dondorf's “Fruits et Légumes” quartet game reminds us of the benefits of natural food.
Dondorf's “La Zoologie” card game no.335 features a collection of 40 chromolithographic prints of species of animals from around the world
A coat-of-arms quartet game published by B. Dondorf, c.1900
“Brighter Families” promotional card game for Cosmos Lamps (Metrovick), 1930
Picture Proverbs was a Victorian card game illustrating popular proverbs which were seen as words of wisdom.
Globe Trotters follows the journey of a group of travellers who depart from Genoa by ocean liner and sail to the Orient for the ultimate travel experience.
The “Game of Happy Melox Families” was published by G. Clarke & Son of Thomas Street, London, in 1929
Ferguson Happy Families card game was produced by Ferguson Electronics and printed by John Waddington Ltd in c.1960.
The beautiful images in this quartet game published by Jeux Spear in 1933 depict the progress of transport and travel since early times up til the 1930s
The “Mustering of the Mustard Club” was one of many promotional items produced by Colman's for the Mustard Club which was launched in 1926.
A card game commemorating the first round the world flight by the Graf Zeppelin, published by J.W. Spear & Söhne, Nuremberg, in 1930
Spear’s “The Jolly Game of Old Maid” was introduced around 1900. The cards contain some interesting but harmless social stereotypes from the end of the Victorian era.
Published in 1933, this game celebrated the burgeoning passenger services by air around the world. Spears Weltflug Quartette was produced in German, Dutch and English versions.
This “Jeu de Sept Familles” was produced by Mauclair Dacier in the late 19th century.
This beautiful quartet game from Holland illustrates the strange life cycle of the peanut.
A Victorian card game telling a story of a victim being ensnared in a trap, being caught, and finally escaping.
The “Great Galumphus” card game from the 1920s shows various comic animals with their names printed alongside, designed by Miss Jessie Veal.
Judaism is the oldest of the great monotheist religions, parent of Christianity and Islam.
Snap, the Old Original Game, has captured the imaginations of children for over a century!
The Cow and Gate Happy Family game was issued around 1928 to promote nutrition products
“Marché 7 Familles” Happy Families card game published by France Cartes
'Recreo Infantil' children's educational cards published by Jaime Margarit, Palamós (Gerona) c.1888
cards from an early 'Gnav' game made by C.L.Keiblinger, Copenhagen c.1860
The full set of this 'Snap' card game is believed to have 9 characters in sets of four, making a total of 36 cards: Mr Globe-trotter; Mr Feeble; A master-singer; Mr Boxwell; Mr Head-ball; Mr Rooster; Mr Tail-a-whip; Mr Valentine and Touch-me-not.
C. W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd were prolific card game manufacturers over a period of around 50 years, c.1870-1920. Little Folk Misfitz
Chad Valley Happy Families, 1914