A Royal Game featuring Queen Victoria’s children and extended family, published by A. Collier, London, c.1896.
Facsimile edition of cards first published by Carel de Wagenaer, Amsterdam in c.1698
‘Cartes Imperiales et Royales’ published by B. P. Grimaud & Cie representing imperial rulers and consorts from Austria, England, France & Russia, mid-19th century
King Christian IV anniversary pack, designed by Thora Fisker and printed by L. Jevison Junior, 1988
Crown the Queen card game invented by Elaine Burton, c.1953.
Dynastie Royale de Belgique by Mesmaekers, 1934.
‘Glorious Russia’ playing cards made in France by Grimaud, c.1995
“Habemus Boda” deck celebrating the royal wedding of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain with cartoons by Sir Cámara
Hide & Seek with the Kings & Queens of England by John Jaques & Son, c.1875
Imperial Royal Playing Cards published by S. & J. Fuller, 34 Rathbone Place, London, 1828. The court cards show bust portraits of historical figures of England, Spain, Turkey and France.
Jagiellonskie Playing Cards with Polish Kings and Queens, made in Poland
Kaiser Jubiläum Imperial playing cards made in Austria by Ferd Piatnik & Sons, Vienna
In 1935 a souvenir pack of playing cards to celebrate the King's 65th birthday was commissioned from the British firm of De La Rue.
Kings & Queens of England Misfitz, c.1918.
Mary Queen of Scots and other Tudor period dignitaries, published by Piatnik, 1990.
A magnificent example of Goodall & Son’s range of chromolithographed Commemorative playing cards from the late nineteenth century.
An historical & educational card game designed and published by Mazawattee Tea Co., Ltd, London, c.1902
Willie Rushton’s “Pack of Royals” featuring caricatures of the Royal Family, 1995
“Peterhof” deck manufactured at the Leningrad Colour Printing Plant in 1999.
A two-pack patience set produced by Thomas De la Rue on behalf of the Prince of Wales National Relief Fund in 1914.
Queen’s Silver Jubilee playing cards designed by Susan Rae for John Wadddington Ltd, 1977
Jaques' Quits card game, c.1880-85, with portraits of monarchs inside suit symbols in red, blue and yellow, designed to assist in the education of school children in British history.
Cartes des Rois de France (1644) facsimile edition by Edizioni del Solleone, 1986.
In around 1775 Rowley & Co attempted to reform the traditional court cards to portraits of the kings and queens of England, France, Spain and Russia.
“Royal Cards Reign of Queen Anne” cover historical events, both honourable and treacherous, during the period 1702 to 1704.
The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion, is an Asian-style palace built for King George IV when he was Prince of Wales.
Royal Playing Cards, 1890s
Sovereigns of England published by Jaques & Son, c.1875. .
The Royal Historical Game of Cards invented by Jane Roberts and published by Robert Hardwicke, c.1840.
Playing cards commemorating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, manufactured by Chas Goodall & Son, 1897.