Collectors’ Playing Cards for Sale

I TRY TO PUT REASONABLE PRICES ON WHAT I HAVE TO OFFER; COMPARE THEM WITH eBAY AND OTHER INTERNET SELLERS. I change the items from time to time and remove some of the unsold ones; if you saw something on an earlier list and it's no longer there, it might be worth asking whether I still have it. For purchases, please contact me by e-mail: [email protected]

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1 Vereignigte Stralsunder Spielkarten, Altenburg, double non-standard Hansa patience in upright leather box, c.1920, hardly used £38

2 Waddington with Barribal backs, early AS, c.1925, well used, a few corners missing £4

3 Legends PCCo Serpentine, reprint of original Standard PC courts from the 1890s, plain AS, decorative AD, 2014, box, mint £5

4 Waddington Beautiful Britain, Norfolk Broads, c.1955, box, VG+ £5 [See also number 13]

5 ?Faulkner Misfits (different spelling) from the 1950s. 12 characters made up of five cards each, including Scotsman, farmer, pirate, clown, baby, hula girl. Four characters have one missing card each. Thick card, no box, Good+ £8

6 China (?) for giffgaff mobile phone network, spade courts for each suit with slight colour variation, 54 cards, SIM card, box, 2017, unused £12

7 Waddington 52-card pack made up of different sample backs, plastic box, including a letter from Hamilton Kaye (conjuror, 1921-2006) regarding the pack, dated December, 16th, 1980, mint £8

8 Goodall G6 courts with anonymous London PC AS, no box, c.1910, good £3

9 Fournier America, non-standard pack with images of pre-Columbian art and dress, box with descriptive booklets in Spanish and English, gold corners, c.1970, excellent with signs of light use, "Dad" written on lid £12

10 De La Rue for P & O, special AS, slightly damaged slide-in box with RMS Maloja on the front, so presumably made specifically for that liner, c.1935, VG+ £10

11 Creswick piquet pack, 32 cards, large Old Frizzle, c.1835, VG+, a few cards discoloured by age, tiny knick in AS (see image) £150

12 Bancks Brothers last version of their courts (HB6) in reduced format for smaller-sized cards, all queens face the same way, KH has no right hand, plain white glossy backs, KH and QC supplied by expert copies of the right design, c.1875, Excellent, hardly used £200

13 Waddington Beautiful Britain, Stratford-on-Avon, c.1955, box, VG+ £5

15 Gemaco for Get Noticed poker, plastic cards, no jokers, box, c.2010, excellent £6

16 De La Rue Pocket Patience, 52 cards, Empire AS, small version of D6, slightly worn slide-in box, c.1900, Excellent £5

18 Harry Margary, reproduction of Morden's map cards of 1676, each county map on a card with an introductory card and an explanation card; 'facsimile' on each card, box, 1972, unused £10

19 Obchodni Tiskarny Karty (OTK, Prague) Casino 300, imported into UK by Bancroft & Partners, box, c.1970, Excellent £3

22 China copy of US7 poker cards with changes in design of clothing, odd arrangement on 10S (3/2/2/3), no box, c.2010, Excellent £2

23 China for Brannigan's crisps, c.1995, no box, mint £6

24 Waddington for Michelin tyres, non-standard courts, box, c.1980, mint £10

25 Taiwan all plastic for Emirates airline, strange redrawing of Whitman courts with very odd headdresses on queens, plastic box, c.2005, excellent £10

26 National Card Co (USPCC) Rambler boxed as Pelham for Boots the Chemist, standard turned US4 courts, card on back of box missing, but "Made in Cincinnati" on front, c.1910, G, a few corner creases £6

27 Betal child's pack, a few odd court designs, e.g. KC and JD, no joker, box, c.1938 or 1948, unused £5

28 Carreras Happy Families, cigarette insert cards, 1925, Mr Pipe the Plumber (35) missing, VG, a few creases £5

29 China for Ireland, unusual copy of US4 courts by USPCC with faces drawn in the style of modern US poker cards, c.1990, box, excellent £3

30 China or Richard Edward? for Christian Brothers brandy, all courts hold a bottle of brandy one end, a glass the other, aces are images of different brandy drinks, joker has recipes, 2002, box, mint £8

31 Strong & Ready, New Zealand, Vanity Fair canasta pack with values on each card, no box, c.1955, excellent £15

32 China Paper Cutting Company, Shanghai, Golden Phoenix, copy of US poker cards, no ribs on leaf on JH, no box, c.1975, mint £2

33 Pepys Shuffled Symphonies, Pears ad. on back of rules, 1939, VG+, tatty box £4

35 Consolidated-Dougherty Tally-Ho, No.9, USPCC courts (US4), box with remains of tax stamp, 1934, Excellent £6

36 Anonymous Paris pattern, 32 cards, 1890 tax stamp on AC, no box, cards are in good condition but grubby with age, c.1910 £3

37 De La Rue Cheery Families, 13 x 4 families, c.1910, box, VG+ £5

38 Reed Queen's Slipper 500 pack, two-colour copy of USPCC bridge courts, extra cards, box,, rule booklet, c.1980, mint £5

39 Stancraft double-ended pack, each card divided diagonally with a different card each end, except for jokers, no box, c.1980, mint £8

42 Carta Mundi (?) The Sun Page 3 pack, 13 different pictures x 4, mended box, c.1980, mint £8

43 Fournier standard English pack, tax stamp on 4C, plastic box, gold corners, c.1970, unused £3

44 ASS (ACE) canasta pack, copy of USPCC courts, value on each card, no box, c.1980, VG £5

45 Kuo Kau for Paperchase, copy of USPCC courts with six turned, floral backs on silver ground, silver edges, box, 2010, mint £5

46 Carta Mundi for the Royal Wedding, box, 1981, excellent £3

50 Waddington Sovereigns, possibly for Woolworth, late use of long-lasting AS, box, c.1975, mint £2

51 Offason Anglo, unusual non-standard courts that pretend to be English, box, c.2005, mint £8

52 China for Marks & Spencer 'Dangerous Book for Boys', USPCC courts compressed at the top, unusual indices, shaded background, box, 2010, mint £5

53 Paper Products, Australia, Chevalier bridge cards, copy of USPCC bridge courts, side slide-in box, c.1932, well used £3

54 Kem Pinochle, all-plastic cards, 2 x 24 cards, box, c.1980, mint £6

55 Legends PCC Legends No.202, Egyptian Edition, USPCC poker courts with gold instead of yellow, though the heads of the KS and QS are cartoons of the designer Mark Stutzman and his partner, 2014, box, mint £10

56 Nintendo for Motor Yacht Cinderella, copy of USPCC wide turned courts, c.1970, plastic box with name of vessel (cracked lid), VG+ £8

57 China for Canada, copy of USPCC courts, redrawn pips, c.2010, box with slightly damaged flap, unused £3

59 Goodall wide for Dewar's whisky, box, c.1937, excellent £10

60 De La Rue for the Distillers' Agency, special aces, c.1935, mostly good, a few creases £5

61 De La Rue for Ellerman, City & Hull Lines, special AS, box, c.1938, VG+ £12

70 Happy Families for Cow & Gate baby foods, 12 families, square corners, rule card, damaged box, c.1935, excellent £10

71 Brown & Bigelow Nu-Vue, non-standard courts and elongated suit signs, pale green ground, c.1963, in wrong box, very good £10

73 De La Rue for Bovril, jingles on all aces, joker, damaged box, c.1937 Good £4

74 Waddington Non-Vex with turned version of their courts, flapless box, c.1955, excellent £5

75 Pre-Chad Valley Pantomime Snap, 13 x 4 different characters from pantomimes and nursery rhymes, home-made box, c.1910 Good £12

78 Goodall bézique set, c.1910, pipe-themed backs, tatty box, used markers, good £5

81 Chad Valley Happy Families, 15 families, slide-in box, c.1925 Very good £8

82 Carta Mundi for British Airways Concorde, non-standard courts, three jokers, box, c.1975, mint £8

83 De La Rue for Knight's Castile soap, special AS and joker, sample Empire AS with corner knick, c.1935, flapless box, very good, crease across 4H £3

84 Reproduction of Winstanley's Geographical cards for Saffron Walden (his place of birth), 1986, box, explanatory card and fold-up sheet, Mint £10

85 Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland patience pack for cigarettes, copy of Goodall courts, no joker, home-made small box, c.1955, mint £6

89 Amalgamated PCCo for Shaw Savill line, two unopened packs in box, c.1970, unused £6

92 Hungarian for Budapest, non-standard courts the same for each suit, box, c.2010, mint £5

93 Russian Petrovskie political cards, 36 cards, caricatures of politicians of the era, including John Major and Boris Yeltsin, 1997, box, mint £8

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