Alice in Wonderland card game based on original designs by Sir John Tenniel published by Thomas De la Rue & Co. Ltd, c.1900
Alice in Wonderland playing cards designed by Sasha Dounaevski, 2018.
Animal Misfitz designed by George Lambert for Faulkner Games, c.1900.
“Bargains” was designed by George Lambert for C. W. Faulkner & Co in c.1900
Children’s toy cards published in Argentina by Editorial Atlántida in the magazine “Billiken”, 1964
“Bobs y'r Uncle” nursery rhyme card game designed by Frank H. Simpson for John Waddington Ltd. in 1935.
Boekenkwartet featuring illustrations from children's books, 1970s.
A charming Victorian family card game involving Clowns, Queens, Kings, Maids and thirty-seven Blackbirds manufactured by Thos De la Rue, c.1900.
C. W. Faulkner’s “Busy Families”, c.1903.
C. W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, London, an important publisher of games, pictorial souvenirs, children’s books, and postcards.
Children's games are distinct from ordinary playing cards, with their most obvious difference being the lack of any court cards or suit marks.
Carousel Playing Cards commissioned by Tesco stores, 2019.
Chad Valley Co. Ltd (incorporating Johnson Brothers (Harborne) Ltd, the long-established UK brand bought by Woolworths in 1988 and now sold at Argos.
Thai Children’s Colour Vocabulary Cards promoting Ovaltine chocolate malt drink, 2016
Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game, c.1948.
District Messengers were uniformed young men wearing little pill-box hats and mounted on bicycles who fulfilled urgent tasks and were paid by the mile
Fairy Snap by Norvic Mill, c.1920s.
German Fairy Tales Card Game.
the Game of Fairy Tales published by Multum in Parvo Co,, from 1896
“Fairyland Snap” designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930
“Farmyard Snap” designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930
Chad Valley “Golden Egg” card game.
Golly Misfitz from c1905.
Happy Families is probably one of the most popular card games ever invented, with educational benefits relating to sorting and matching of sets, as well as early literacy and elementary genealogy, flowers or bird identification, etc.
Happy Families designed by A.E. Kennedy, 1930s
“Happy Families” game published by Chad Valley c.1930 drawn in the slightly grotesque style of the Victorian era.
Chad Valley “Happy Families” card game, c.1950.
Waddington’s “Hello Kitty” themed deck produced in 2009.
Hornby Playing cards are a retro deck designed and produced by Wild and Wolf copyright 2011.
Faulkner's “Hurry-Up Misfitz”, with some fine illustrations of vintage methods of transportation, was designed by George Lambert, c.1907
“Jacqueline Wilson” playing cards were illustrated by Nick Sharratt and published by Winning Moves UK Ltd in 2007.
“Jeu des 7 Familles” by Jeux et Jouets Français of Paris, 1904.
Linda Edgerton ‘Happy Families’ published by Chad Valley Games, Harborne, England, c.1925.
Lion Coffee Mother Goose card game, late 19th C.
C. W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd were prolific card game manufacturers over a period of around 50 years, c.1870-1920.
This “Jeu de Sept Familles” was produced by Mauclair Dacier in the late 19th century.
Mother Goose’s Party, or Merry Game of Old Maid, McLoughlin Bros., Inc., USA, 1887
The “Mustering of the Mustard Club” was one of many promotional items produced by Colman's for the Mustard Club which was launched in 1926.
Chad Valley ‘Nursery Rhyme Snap’ 1950, depicting ten popular nursery rhymes.
Oliver Twist Series Snap card game manufactured by A. Collier, London, c.1890.
“Our Pets Snap” designed by A. E. Kennedy for Faulkner & Co., c.1930s
Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894) wrote the Struwwelpeter stories in 1847 for his son Carl. The stories quickly became famous and were translated into many languages...
Chad Valley “Prudence Kitten Snap” card game designed by Annette Mills, 1950.
C. W. Faulkner’s “Shakespearian Misfitz” designed by George Lambert and published around 1907/08 showing famous characters from Shakespeare
Chad Valley ‘Snap’ card game designed by Linda Edgerton, 1925.
Clifford Series Snap Cards, c.1950.
Spear’s “The Jolly Game of Old Maid” was introduced around 1900. The cards contain some interesting but harmless social stereotypes from the end of the Victorian era.
This Victorian card game contains imaginatively designed letters which spell the name of an animal, with one card representing the animal spelt
“Three Bears Snap” was designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930s
“Vacuation” published by Pepys games, based on the evacuation of children to Reception Areas in the countryside during WW2, c.1939-40.