Hudson Industries Pty Ltd
Hudson Industries Pty Ltd (proprietary limited company) of Rathdown Street, Carlton in Victoria first registered as a printing company in 1920. In the 1940s they registered their own distinctive ace of spades and joker with the Rathdown Club series being perhaps their best-known brand. Other brands include Ambassador, Trump, Flinders, 493, Carlton Club, Country Club and Royal Court. A lot of colourful back designs were also produced for “Canasta” sets. Hudsons subsequently sold out to Valentines in 1972. Hudson produced very few special decks/aces/jokers.
Miniature & Patience
Assorted back designs
Canasta and Samba
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