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Boudoir 1906


“Boudoir” playing cards were introduced by Chas Goodall & Son in 1906 in a new, slimmer size.

EPCS August 1989 Newsletter

EPCS August 1989 Newsletter Members Only

King George V1 & Queen Elizabeth • Imported (Part 2) • KAN-U-GO • Marcus Morris • BOOTS Stationers • Crime and Punishment • Joseph Reynolds & Sons • C.W.Faulkner • Oriental Playing Cards • Lexicon

EPCS August 1999 Newsletter

EPCS August 1999 Newsletter Members Only

Worshipful Company Pack: Declaration of War • World Cup Cricket 1999 • Hand Decorated Transformation Pack: De La Rue • Happy Families Book • Times of Early Long Cardlers: Michael Cooper • English Standard Card Manufacturers: Stopforth • New Issues: Showjumping, Postcards, Sporting • Metamorphoses: Comical Characters • Woolworths: Retail Revolution • Score Cards: Whist & Bridge • Nursery Rhyme Snap • Non Standard Packs: Floral Pack • Odds and Ends: Unidentified Court Cards • Ephemera: Army & Navy Stores Catalogue

EPCS March 1984 Newsletter

EPCS March 1984 Newsletter Members Only

The King of Clubs • Bancks Bros. Card Maker's Bond 1855 • Why do we call a Spade a Spade? • Exportation Ace 1828-1862 • Shakespeare as a Theme • Pneumatic Cards

EPCS May 1997 Newsletter

EPCS May 1997 Newsletter Members Only

Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1897 • Gambling at cards in Georgian Bath • Misfitz • Hokey-Pokey • Goodall Canada • Wei-Hei-Wei Regiment • Noah's Ark • 1938 Comic by Birds Custard • WWII • Edward Hall • Politics • Flowers of Britain • Garden Birds of Britain

EPCS May 1999 Newsletter

EPCS May 1999 Newsletter Members Only

Queen of Hearts: Alice in Wonderland • Bath Abbey: Quincentenary • G.H. Elliott: Anne Bradford • Tennis Snap: Dudley Ollis • Isle of Man Packs • Cricket Snap: The Times • Cambridge Evening News: Pneumatic Cards • Oliver Cromwell Anniversary • New Issues: Eight Packs • English Standard Card Manufacturers • Piquet Pack • Happy Families Book • Dickens Quartette Game • Card Collector: John Cooper • Tax Wrapper: Mudie & Sons • Special Master Aces • Worshipful Company Packs • Nursery Rhyme Snap • Fairy Snap: Globe • Third Music Sheet: Four Aces Postcard • RNLI: 175 Years • Billy Mayerl School • Guinness Bicentenary • Story Behind the Card • Ephemera

Pneumatic c.1960-1965 1960

Pneumatic c.1960-1965

De la Rue were producing Pneumatic cards with the “special graining for ease of handling” as late as early 1960s

Pneumatic Playing Cards

Pneumatic Playing Cards

The surface of the cards was slightly grooved by being rolled on prepared plates, so that there were little pockets of air between each card, which prevented them sticking together.

Pneumatic Series ‘F’ 1925

Pneumatic Series ‘F’

De la Rue Pneumatic Series ‘F’ playing cards, c.1925.

What can we learn from mini-booklet advertisements?

What can we learn from mini-booklet advertisements?

Over the years I have collected a large number of mini-booklets and pocket guides offering rules and play guidance on a wide variety of games.