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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H.T. Morley Old and curious playing cards, Batsford, London (1931). Cloth bound, no dust jacket, very good condition. £15

W.H. Willshire A descriptive catalogue of playing cards in the British Museum, B.M. Publications, London (reprint 1975). Cloth bound, jacket, excellent. £18

T. & J. Dawson The Hochman encyclopedia of American playing cards, US Games Systems, Stamford (2000). Soft back, excellent. £20


2 Waddington with Barribal backs, early AS, c.1925, well used, a few corners missing £3

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

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 £6

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

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) £145

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

16 De La Rue Pocket Patience, 52 cards, Empire AS, small version of D6, slightly worn slide-in box, c.1900, Excellent £4

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 £8

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 £8

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 £5

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

31 Strong & Ready, New Zealand, Vanity Fair canasta pack with values on each card, no box, c.1955, excellent £12

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 £6

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

45 Kuo Kau for Paperchase, copy of USPCC courts with six turned, floral backs on silver ground, silver edges, box, 2010, mint £3

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

53 Paper Products, Australia, Chevalier bridge cards, copy of USPCC bridge courts, side slide-in box, c.1932, well used £2

54 Kem Pinochle, all-plastic cards, 2 x 24 cards, box, c.1980, mint £5

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 £8

56 Nintendo for Motor Yacht Cinderella, copy of USPCC wide turned courts, c.1970, plastic box with name of vessel (cracked lid), VG+ £5

57 China for Canada, copy of USPCC courts, redrawn pips, c.2010, box with slightly damaged flap, unused £2

59 Goodall wide for Dewar's whisky, box, c.1937, excellent £8

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 £4

78 Goodall bézique set, c.1910, pipe-themed backs, tatty box, used markers, good £4

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

90 Elaine Lewis The Great War Centenary, 2014, transformation pack with representative courts: Spades = Russia; Hearts = France; Clubs = Germany; Diamonds = Britain, box, mint £95 [13 of 50]

91 Elaine Lewis The Old West transformation pack with courts based loosely on standard English courts, 2005, box, mint £110 [31 of 50]

92 Karl Gerich Beautiful Bath, reprint for 35th anniversary of EPCS, 2019, views of Bath on each pip card, courts are people associated with the city, box, mint £80

93 Goodall for Jarrold & Sons (a Norwich firm) for F.L. Ames, Cabinet playing cards, each court has a drawing of a member of Balfour's cabinet of 1903-05 superimposed onto a standard Goodall G6 court, aces have heads of major figures, standard pips and joker, slide-in box without bottom end, near mint £425

95 Goodall Spanish pack for Nestlé's condensed milk for the Spanish/Latin American market. I cannot find any reference to this pack in Mike Goodall's books. It is well used with a few cards damaged, and lacks 8 cups and 9 clubs. c.1910, in a visiting card box. It is too unusual to be used as advertising singles, so I will consider offers over £25 for the next six weeks.

97 Goodall 52 cards, fancy courts, Limd. on AS, square corners. These cards were sold as Pantaloons and are a late example of this type of card on sale, c.1900, no box, excellent £28

98 Reynolds Card Dominoes, a 32-card pack of their miniature cards pasted onto wooden blocks, in wooden box with slide-on lid on which are pasted the rules, dated 1862, good, some wear on fronts £85

99 Tarabish, 36 cards + score cards, a non-standard pack with Queens with Celtic themes and coal-mining Kings for the game played mostly in Nova Scotia, box, rule booklet, virtually mint, discolouration on two cards, c.1990 £28

100 Pack of Royals with cartoons on courts and aces by Willy Rushton, double box, 1995, excellent, slight discolouration round the edges £18

102 Pepys Kargo. Golf game, tuck box, c.1938, excellent £6

103 First National Card Co. Maori figures in the postures of standard English courts, no box, very good £16

106 US Games Systems reproduction of Dougherty illuminated deck, round corners, upright box, 2001, unopened £12

109 P T Danau Redjeki, Kapal Ferry, Indonesia, unopened Chinese pack, unknown date £5

110 FG & Co, American reproduction of Dean's La-Tee-Da pack of c.1865, slide-in box, 2004, mint £15

111 Anonymous No More War pack, mostly photographic scenes from World War I, but on the backs there are reproductions of different packs from the period, 53 cards, oversize, box, unknown date, but recent, mint £22

112 Peter Wood, The Journey, Teddy bears on each card, box, 30 of 100, 2008, mint £12

113 Goodall Scientific Whist, whist leads on every card, no box, c.1895, VG+, two creased cards £18

114 EPCS reproduction of Metastasis of 1811, box, information leaflet, 2009, mint £15

The following five packs are facsimiles of 17th and 18th century pictorial packs; all are boxed, with an explanatory booklet and mint.

115 The 1688 (Glorious) Revolution, Roger Whiting, 1988 £8

116 The Beggars' Opera, Margary, 1978 £8

117 Spanish Armada, Roger Whiting, 1988. This pack has two 7Cs and no 7S; the extra 7C is packed in the spade suit, so it looks like a mistake in the original facsimile. £7

118 Proverbial Cards, John Berry, 1995 £10

119 American reproduction of Kirk's Moral Cards, in unopened facsimile wrapper plus one spare JD, c.1980 £7

120 Cope Bros & Richard Lloyd set of 25 cigarette cards showing poker hands using Universal cards, c.1935, excellent £10

123 Astra Games for the National Trust, box, c.1985, unused £3

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