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Donald Welsh

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Henry Wheeler, manufacturer, c.1828

In 1836 Henry Wheeler was found guilty of using forged duty Aces of Spades.

1770 Blanchard, c.1770

Blanchard, c.1770

The style of these cards is descended from the earlier seventeenth century cards of makers such as Hewson.

Collecting English Playing Cards & Games

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 English Playing 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.