Vintage cartoon courts and ace of spades specially designed for Hoover Limited, with full colour back showing the Art Deco style Hoover factory at Perivale, manufactured by Waddington's Playing Cards, c.1930
Cir-Q-Lar Playing Cards. In 1929 John Waddington Ltd commenced the production of circular cards and these were very popular.
Playing cards designed by Siriol Clarry
Shakespearean Playing Cards designed by Frederick Colin Tilney, made by John Waddington Limited c.1925.
Holmblads No. 121 made by John Waddington, England, for Denmark
John Waddington Ltd, early type Ace of Spades and court cards, c.1922-25
Agreement had been reached between Waddington's and De La Rue during the second world war for Waddington's to manufacture playing cards for De la Rue. Thus the Amalgamated Playing Card Company was born but it remained an unofficial name for many years.
William H. Barribal (1873 - 1956) was a London artist who created the Waddingtons 'Barribal' playing cards series, which are avidly collected today.
Designs by Harry Rountree (1878-1950); Waddington's 1933 Trade Brochure
Waddington's 1933 Trade Brochure