The Virtue of Princes

The Virtue of Princes or Housey, Housey, don’t you stop!

Very unusual De La Rue / Goodall standard pack with the backs printed with a topical puzzle or satirical cartoon. Date 1938 written on the back of the plain “rules” card. No box, it was found in a German leather case from Dressler’s Lager Bremen.

The Virtue of Princes, 1938

Above: The Virtue of Princes printed onto a De la Rue on Goodall & Son Ltd (registered trade mark) pack with plain backs, 1938 (click to zoom).


The Puzzles

The backs are printed with topical puzzles. We really need someone who was into politics and entertainment in 1938 to understand these fully. Most of them seem to relate to the 1930s.

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Last Updated December 08, 2020 at 11:59am

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