“Boudoir” playing cards were introduced by Chas Goodall & Son in 1906 in a new, slimmer size.
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De la Rue were producing Pneumatic cards with the “special graining for ease of handling” as late as early 1960s
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.