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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 Dougherty 32-card Excelsior pack, copy of De La Rue unturned courts, American arrangement on 7C, second 10H instead of 8H, c.1865, VG £72

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

4 De La Rue pneumatic with Goodall courts and Kingfisher backs, half slide-in box, c.1925, very good £5

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 USPCC for Concave New Era pack, imported by Sloan into Britain, sealed in import wrapper, box, 1929, Mint £28

7 De La Rue 52 cards, D6 courts, thick card, in repaired box with whist marker on the front, c.1895, VG £12

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

9 Goodall double box with matching backs, but courts and indices of different types: G5 from the 1890s and G6 from the 1900s, in crocodile-finish box with metal clasp, fairly thick card, probably c.1898, G+ £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) £175

12 James English, early AS, ivy back design, c.1865, card fabric very good, but grubby £85

13 NYCC Eclipse No 432 (an export brand) in opened import wrapper for Boots the Chemist on outside of box, note early version of Bee joker, c.1910, Mint £32

14 Reynolds & Sons Type III courts, Old Frizzle, appropriate replacement for missing JD, c.1830, VG £85

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 Van Genechten for Holland America Line, anonymous AS, turned QH, c.1950, no box, excellent £10

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: (left to right, top to bottom) 1869 [£8]; 1920 [£3]; 1917 [£4]; 1904 [£12]; 1922 [£3]; 1908 [£5]

20 USPCC (anonymous) unturned courts, 'LU' (or UL) on AS and backs, cards 1924, in leather holder (slightly damaged at hinge) for Fred Still Ltd, dated 1928, G, well used £6

21 NYCC Century 191, standard courts based on De La Rue's design, made for the turn of the 20th century, damaged box, 1900, G, worn edges £12

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 NYCC Squeezers Seconds, standard courts, imported by Mudie & Sons, Best Bower as sample card, box, c.1890, Excellent £18

24 Dougherty Foster's Self-playing Whist, 52 cards, box (with loose flap), booklet, c.1890, Excellent £65

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

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 £6

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 £4

30 Games & Print Services for Southern Comfort, own courts, box, 2006, mint £5

31 Paul-Son for Cunard casinos, own courts, no jokers, box, 1999, mint £5

32 USPCC for Jack Daniel's using four-colour Arrco courts and Hoyle Products label on flap, themed aces, worn box, 2003, excellent £5

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

34 Dougherty Tally-Ho Pinochle, No.43, own unturned courts based on De La Rue's design, 44 of 2 x 24 cards, four aces missing, but one complete 24-card pack, box, c.1915, G-VG £5

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

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

39 USPCC/National Aladdin 1001, latest courts, damaged box, 1977, G+ £4

40 USPCC for Atkins Sawa, turned courts as in Bicycle cards (US4), slender indices, no box, c.1900, G, writing on AS £10

41 NYCC De Luxe, courts similar to those of Müller, very decorative clothing, 2 x 53 cards, slightly worn box, c.1925 VG £28

42 USPCC Picket 515 for W H Smith, turned courts, slide-in box with missing top, c.1910, G, well used £6

43 National Card Co. Lenox 67, own courts (US2), which have been revived recently by Legends PCCo in some of their standard packs, no box, c.1892, VG £20

44 National Card Co. Ramblers No.23 with the other version of US2 courts (heart on QH's bodice, no decoration on QC's bodice, dot at centre of JD), earliest version of joker, gold edges, slightly damaged box, c.1890, VG+ £36

45 Standard PCCo (USPCC) Auction Bridge, US3.1 courts, 1928, no box, virtually mint £16

46 Criterion, Cleveland, single pinochle pack (24 cards), a reworked version of USPCC standard bridge courts with decorative clothing, anonymous AS, no box, c.1930, VG+ £28

47 De La Rue, most unusual combination of single-figure courts and a post-Frizzle AS, 29/32 cards, 7S, 9C, 9D missing, c.1863, Owen Jones back (Chaenomeles speciosa, Japanese quince), good, but grubby £100

48 Creswick, own courts, Old Frizzle, overall stars on pink backs, 1830s, VG+ £285

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

60 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

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

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

63 China? for Holland, Belgian pattern with Dutch indices, international aces, no jokers, Dutch windmill on the backs, damaged box, c.1980, good £3

64 Jaques On Guard, 37 of 49 cards depicting ranks of the British army, superb colour printing, square corners, 1890s, mostly very good, two cards creased, in home-made box £14

65 PAGSA Spanish pack, 48 cards + 3, box, c.1982, mint £4

66 ASS Skat for Leerdammer cheese, courts based on Berlin pattern all heads full frontal eating a piece of cheese, plastic box, c.1990, mint £4

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

68 VSS, East Germany, Bavarian pattern, box, c.1980, mint £6

69 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

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

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

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

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 £4

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

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 £3

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

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