Donald WelshMember since February 01, 1996
In 1836 Henry Wheeler was found guilty of using forged duty Aces of Spades.
The style of these cards is descended from the earlier seventeenth century cards of makers such as Hewson.
The History of English Playing Cards dates probably from the mid 15th century, the first documentary evidence of their existence in this country occurring in an Act of Parliament which prohibited the import of foreign cards.
Early examples of traditional, standard English playing cards of which the best known are those of Hewson of the seventeenth century, and Blanchard from the eighteenth century.