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Little Folk Misfitz
C. W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, 79 Golden Lane, London E.C., c.1870-1920

C. W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd were prolific card game manufacturers over a period of around 50 years. They produced a number of “Misfitz” games and “Little Folk Misfitz” is one of these. The cards were illustrated by Ethel Parkinson. Misfitz card games usually consisted of 72 beautifully illustrated cards making up 24 complete pictures. The aim is to assemble the three cards to make up a complete figure and then collect related sets to make a complete trick. Obviously much fun could also be had from assembling mixed up figures at children's parties, etc.

C. W. Faulkner's “Little Folk Misfitz” illustrated by Ethel Parkinson, c.1910

Above: C. W. Faulkner's “Little Folk Misfitz” illustrated by Ethel Parkinson and printed by chromolithography, c.1910. The reverse sides are printed in pale green to show British flags and emblems of the monarchy; sets consist of three parts, head, middle and feet - each set is named. Images courtesy Steve Campbell.

See also: Shakespeare Playing Cards. C. W. Faulkner & Co. also produced Children's indoor games including: Totum, Shakespearean Misfitz, Dolly Dump Misfitz, Fairy Legend Misfitz, Hurry-up Misfitz, Wonderland Misfitz, Little Folk Misfitz, Patriotic Misfitz, Funny Folk Misfitz, Many Folk Misfitz, Zooloo Misfitz, Golly Misfitz, National Misfitz, Nursery Rhymes Misfitz, Kings and Queens of England Misfitz, Flyto, Aerito, Halma, Ludo, All The Winners!, Race Cardo, Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, Happy Families, Busy Families, Bargains, Fighting for the Standard, Mallentino, Questions & Answers, Stock Exchange, Musical Notes, Spot it, Union Jack, The Cat & The Mouse, Attracto, Association Football, Cries of London, Farmyard Snap, Kicardo, Bluffing Snap, Domestic Economy, Card Golf, Musical Snap, Flora, Authors, All the Winners, Little Folk, Busy Folk, Wonderland, International, Many Folk, Animals, Our Pet Snap, Zooloo, Circulating Library, Fox & Hounds, Fairy Tales, Empyr, Jig-Saws.

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