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Hunt & Sons, 1821-1840

Playing Cards manufactured by Hunt & Sons, 1821-1840

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Piquet deck manufactured by Hunt & Sons

Above: 32 card pack with small size courts and George III garter ace of spades showing one shilling and six pence duty, manufactured by Hunt & Sons. Image courtesy John Sings.

'Superfine' woodblock and stencil playing cards manufactured by Hunt & Sons, c.1826

Above: 'Superfine' woodblock and stencil playing cards with George III garter ace of spades manufactured by Hunt & Sons, c.1826.

Hunt & Sons (1821-1840) was the first maker to 'modernise' the court card designs with a complete re-drawing which were printed mechanically by stereotype (below). These also became the house style of their successors Bancks Brothers

manufactured by Hunt & Sons, c.1822

Above: standard pack with modernised courts and George IV garter ace of spades showing one shilling and sixpence duty manufactured by Hunt & Sons, c.1822. Image courtesy John Sings.

Above: playing cards with re-drawn, 'rationalised' designs and 'Old Frizzle' ace of spades by Hunt & Sons, c.1830.

manufactured by Hunt & Sons, c.1822

Above: playing cards issued for the coronation year by Hunt & Sons, c.1837. Small size 56mm x 84mm with 'Old Frizzle' ace of spades. The court cards are of an earlier period and reflect the designs of Stopforth leading us to assume a celebration pack for Queen Victoria's Coronation. Image courtesy John Sings.  Next page: Bancks Brothers

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