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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 £68

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 £4

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 Modiano for David Westnedge, three-pack real canasta set in slightly damaged wooden box, KH/QD/JD used for all courts, canasta ("basket") jokers, 1990s, hardly used £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 £10

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

9 USPCC Playboy Deck, special aces and jokers, modified Bicycle back, box, c.1980, mint £10

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) £165

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 £265

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 £28

14 Reynolds & Sons Type III courts, Old Frizzle, appropriate replacement for missing JD, c.1830, VG £75

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

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 SOLD]; 1904 [£12]; 1922 [£3 SOLD]; 1908 [£5 SOLD]

20 Biermans for Air France, copy of USPCC bridge courts turned, interesting stamp on AC, c.1965, box, excellent £5

21 Omega Concepts Sheba pack celebrating Black African origins, box, one joker, 1972, mint £12 [SOLD]

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 £16

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

25 Bancks Brothers piquet pack, stencil colouring, c.1875, slight marks on a few cards, line across back of 10S, otherwise unused £45

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 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 TransMedia Inc. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, 52 different portraits, box, 1980, mint £10

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

40 USPCC for Atkins Saws, 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 Carta Mundi (?) The Sun Page 3 pack, 13 different pictures x 4, mended box, c.1980, mint £10

44 Anonymous Japanese pack advertising menswear by Austin Reed, Stanley Blacker, Guy Laroche and Johnian, for Sanko Iryo Co., Ltd., 54 different images, no box, c.1980, mint £5

45 Goodall bézique pack (31/32 cards) with unusual court design in red and black only, 8C missing, c.1880, discoloured with age, otherwise unused £18

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

47 China for Singapore Airlines, redrawn version of USPCC poker courts with altered clothing, box, c.1980, excellent £4

48 Hong Kong for Thai Airlines, copy of USPCC bridge courts, Nintendo-style AS, box, 1979, excellent, though some white marks on a few backs (printing error?) £2

49 USPCC Steamboats for conjuring, 43 cards, multiple 10Cs and 2Ds shaved shorter for tricks, 1934 (box has 1924 on side), damaged box, excellent £4

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

51 Whitman for Braniff International airline, box, 1980, mint £4 [SOLD]

52 Lion Playing Cards for El Al airlines, no box, unopened in cellophane wrapper, 1979, £18

61 Öberg standard English based on Whitman courts, manufacturer's stamp on AH, no box, lacks 10D, c.1955, virtually mint £8

63 Games & Print Services for Compaq computer services, strange courts based on English pattern, slogans on each card, odd arrangement of eights, box, leaflet, c.1995, mint £8

66 China for Brannigan crisps, simplified court design based on English pattern, same basic figure for each suit with slight alterations such as head orientation, home-made box, c.1995, mint £6

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

68 TDC Bridge Challenger, standard courts with barcodes for fidelity Electronics, plastic box, c.1975, mint £10

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

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

74 Waddington Non-Vex with turned version of their courts, flawless box, c.1955, excellent £10

76 Brepols Belgian standard for Sandeman port, gold corners, in plastic box (not original), c.1948, Excellent £5

77 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

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

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

80 Waddington for Hoover, non-standard courts, the same for each suit, last edition with De La Rue number cards, slightly damaged box, c.1955, very good £18

82 Carta Mundi for British Airways Concorde, non-standard courts, three jokers, box, c.1975, mint £10

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 £7

84 Müller fanciful version of English pattern with realistic figures, three different jokers, plain white box, 1985, mint £12

85 Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland patience pack for cigarettes, copy of Goodall courts, no joker, home-made small box, c.1955, mint £10

86 Probably Chinese for Eidos Tomb Raider II, same courts in each suit, 3 jokers, 3-D suit signs, box, 1997, mint £5

87 A Plus PCCo, Taiwan, strange copy of Whitman courts with idiosyncratic queens, in tin, "Keep Calm and Carry On" on backs, c.2010, mint £8

88 Anonymous repro/redraw of a North German version of the Paris pattern with two signed jokers, no indices, gold edges, plain white box, promotional pack?, c.2000, mint £8

Last Updated March 28, 2020 at 01:27pm


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