An initial survey of 19th century playing-card production. More detailed information appears on other pages.
A preliminary look at the card-makers operating in the 19th century.
A survey of the cards made by Creswick and Hardy, with a brief mention of De La Rue, Goodall and Reynolds.
A presentation of my database of Reynolds cards.
Transformation playing cards designed by the illustrator, comic artist and stage designer ‘Alfred Crowquill’ (Alfred Henry Forrester, 1804-72), printed by Reynolds & Sons, c.1850.
Joseph Reynolds had been producing playing cards in the traditional method since c.1809.
Woodblock and stencil playing cards, produced by Reynolds & Sons c.1830-1850.
Sometime around c.1850 Reynolds & Sons produced this non-standard or variant pack with courts inspired by Continental designs, based loosely on the French 'Paris' pattern.