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Happy Families, c.1950

Chad Valley “Happy Families” c.1950

Chad Valley Toys have given pleasure to eight generations of children. Several versions of “Happy Families”, which originated in the mid-nineteenth century, were published by Chad Valley Games over the years, with designs by popular artists. Chad Valley received a Royal Warrant in 1938. For the next fourteen years all Chad Valley Toys were marked “Toymakers to H. M. The Queen”. It was later amended to read “Toymakers to H. M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother” when Princess Elizabeth became Queen in 1952. See the Boxes

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Chad Valley “Happy Families” card game, c.1950

Above: Chad Valley “Happy Families” card game, c.1950. Some minor variations in the colours can be noted in different editions. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Last Updated March 19, 2016 at 03:14pm

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