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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 KZWP, Poland, copy of Dondorf Rhineland pattern, unusual joker, no box, 1976, used but Good+ £5

2 Goodall/De La Rue for Veltex cake mix, no box, small cross on each back (owner identification?), c.1928, good £6

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

4 China for Cheatwell Games, Perishing Pirates, pictures and text the same in each suit, two rule cards, 2011, slide-in, upright box, very slight damage to one corner, otherwise almost mint £3

5 Waddington for the London & North Eastern Railway, Melrose Abbey, special AS, side-opening deco box with remains of gold label, c.1938, VG+ £3

6 De La Rue Rufford for Boots the Chemist, c.1948, plastic box (not original), VG £3

7 De La Rue D7 courts with decorative backs; two packs with different coloured backs, c.1910, no box, good, some creases £3 each

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

9 Alf Cooke/Universal for Woolworth's: (a) four-colour courts, Minnehaha backs, c.1963, box, excellent £3; (b) three-colour courts, slender indices, one joker, Hiawatha backs, box, c.1948, good £2

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 Hunt piquet pack, unusual courts (HB5), 4 number cards missing (10/7C, 10/8D), small-size Old Frizzle, c.1830, excellent £355

13 Waddington for Wills' Castella cigars, W5.6 courts (identified from card stuck on outer box), 4 unopened boxes in original outer box, as sent to shops, three red, three blue, c.1963 £2 per pack or £6 the lot

14 Obchodni Tiskarny Karty (OTK), Prague, Casino 240, 54 cards, remains of box, c.1955, very good+ £2

15 Wild & Wolf Gentlemen's Hardware Camping Games, six back dice, score pad, pencil and a non-standard pack of cards in a tin box; back cards have black faces and red ones have white faces, one joker each colour, 2018, Mint (opened for scanning) £8

16 Stancraft Liberty with unusual copy of USPCC courts with turned JS, double box for conjuring comprising one ordinary pack and one of double-sided cards, blanks, part cards, a joker with a small 3C on the back (illustrated), box, c.1975, Excellent £8

17 American reproduction of Kirk's Aesop's Fables pack of 1757, engraved pictures on each card with miniature playing card top left, with repro export wrapper pasted onto a handmade box, c.1980, unused £8

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 Rule booklets by De La Rue and Goodall: 1869 [£8]; 1920 [£3]; 1917 [£4]; 1904 [£12]; 1922 [£3]; 1908 [£5]

20 Brepols, 7 sample cards of their unusual T3 design, which is specific to Turnhout, 1870s, have been glued on the backs, otherwise Excellent £10

21 China for Fantasma Toys, New York, magic cards that can be read from the backs, one joker (they were not intended for play!), 2004, box and instructions, excellent, slight crease on joker £2

22 Waddington Siriol Clarry, courts of each suit represent the four elements: fire, earth, air and water, slip-in box, c.1962, Excellent £10

23 Goodall for H A & E Smith, Bermuda, half box, c.1910, VG £10

24 Carta Mundi for Bell's whisky, figures of the red queens have been switched (QD = QH and vice versa), box, c.1990, excellent £2

25 Goodall Drilleen canvas finish Society size, G7 courts, flapless box, c.1910, excellent £5

26 British Playing Cards Ltd (forerunner of Universal), wide size, unusual courts, 1920-25, very good, a few creases, no box £48

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 £6

29 Goodall 32-card pack with late use of large courts, joker and bridge scores for 1935 onwards, no box, excellent £3

30 (top) Universal tax wrapped, one end opened for identification, advert backs, c.1955, no box, mint £4;

31 (bottom) Alf Cooke canasta pack, no box, c.1955, excellent £3

32 Goodall canasta pack printed by Waddington, unusual '& Son' AS (mostly found in 19th century packs before the firm became a limited company in 1897), no box, c.1952, excellent £3

33 Pepys Shuffled Symphonies, Pears ad. on back of rules, 1939, VG+, tatty box £5

34 Goodall Linette wide, De La Rue printing, plain yellow backs with overprinting of advert for Cyril Ridgeon & Son, Cambridge, c.1938, flapless box, very good+ £5

35 Waddington Excel, first cheaply printed courts from Keighley, box with damaged flap, c.1928, very good £4

36 Waddington for Walker's packaging, old fashioned back design, box, c.1955, excellent £5

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

38 Artex, Hungary, complete rip-off of Waddington No 1, anonymous AS, flapless box, c.1960, excellent £5

40 Chad Valley Zoo-Zoo, unusual early game with photocopy rules, no box, 1920s, well used £4

41 Carta Mundi for Disney, each court has a different image of Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, each ace Donald Duck and the jokers are Pluto, double box, c.2000, Mint, one pack unopened £6

42 Carta Mundi for US Games Systems African Art, 55 cards, explanatory booklet, box, 1994, Mint £8

43 Russian Politex, 36 cards, cartoons of politicians on each card: AH = Boris Yeltsin; 6D = John Major, box, 1997, Mint £8

44 ASS reprint of the Dondorf Centennial pack of 1933, no box, 1975, mint £6

54 Carta Mundi for Banner computer accessories, unusual suit signs (mouse, floppy disk, component, CD), heads only on courts, box, 1995, Mint. £4

59 Alf Cooke double box, c.1952, in box for B.I. Callender's cables (not clear if it's the original box for these cards), excellent £6

65 Anonymous French for Butagaz, bear logo on each card, plastic box, c.1985, Mint £8

66 Fournier reprint of a Russian historical costume pack, damaged box, c.1990, Mint £6

67 Russian version of the same pack entitled "Russian", box, 1982, Mint £5

68 Goodall Belgian standard, probably old stock released by Waddington because of paper shortages during WWII, no indices, gold corners, handmade box, c.1942, Mint £15

70 ASS Skat Politisch, political cartoons on each card except for the eights, the tens show the failing Deutschmark (!), all the politicians are men (!), plastic box, c.1980, mint £6

72 Waddington for Oranjeboom, unusual shaped cards, last version of courts (W6), c.1970, box, Excellent £4

75 Van Genechten 12 courts, copies of De La Rue D4.1, samples in a tatty Great Mogul wrapper, c.1880, Excellent £10

76 Brepols Belgian standard for Sandeman port, gold corners, in plastic box (not original), c.1948, Excellent £6

80 Anonymous repro of Industrie Comptoir mining pack, 32 cards, plastic box, Mint £5

81 ASS Salon-Karte Saxon pattern, Cornflower backs, tax stamp on AH, slightly damaged box, c.1931, VG, two small tears £5

87 Dondorf Rokoko patience, square corners, no indices, no box, c.1890, VG, a little grubby £5

90 Waddington for Disney, non-standard courts, aces and jokers, box, 1993, Mint £5

92 De La Rue Calypso pack in opened tax wrapper, Goodall courts, 54 cards, part of a four-pack set for the new game invented c.1955 (often found by Waddington with their courts), box, Mint £3

93 Wills 200th anniversary double box with English monarchs on most cards, aces with adverts, one pack on gold, one on silver, special box (discoloured), one gold card slightly creased, otherwise excellent, 1986 £8

95 Waddington for Wiggins Teape, same courts for each suit in different colours, special aces, unusual pips, c.1969, single pack in double box, Mint £10

96 ASS Berlin pattern Skat, damaged box, no tax stamp, 1932? Good £5

97 Octogo 20 cards only (A-10 x4) to go with a board game, non-standard mediaeval courts, no box, c.1998, Mint £5

98 Russia Palekh artists pack, entitled Jubilee, all cards with black background, box, 1977, Excellent £10

102 Düsseldorfer Berlin pattern with English indices and Brepols joker for Ayingerbräu lager, 54 cards, box, c.1995, Mint £3

103 China for Robert Frederick, unusual copy of Goodall's prewar courts with the initials 'RF' on each court, odd pip arrangement on the nines, AS copy of Waddington's, one joker, 2000, no box, Mint £4

107 Possibly Waddington for Gordon's Gin, all courts different, kings hold gin & tonic glasses, queens swizzle sticks, diamonds are ice cubes, no jokers, c.1990, mint £5

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

110 De La Rue D5 (last unturned courts) with Owen Jones back, c.1870, inked-in corner indices, QS missing, used £6

111 Goodall G4.2 courts, plain faces, 2 x 32 cards in tatty box, c.1877, good £10

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