Cigarette Cards, Trade Cards, Miniature Playing Cards and other ephemera.
“Cotswold Happy Families” created by Mary Gardiner and illustrated by Chris Rhodes, printed by Willow Press, 1997
“Country Craftsmen” Happy Families with illustrations by Mandy Hall, published for the National Trust by Dinosaur Publications Ltd, 1978
The game of “Highwayman” published by Chad Valley Company in c.1950 simulates travelling on old Coach Routes and being held up by highwaymen
Jack of all Trades card game
Pictorial trade cards were becoming popular throughout Europe so that tea, tobacco, chocolate or even beef extract were the commodities most associated with beautifully lithographed insert cards.
Merry Families published by Multum in Parvo Co., Ltd, from 1896
Snap by Multum in Parvo Co. Ltd. illustrating common occupations of the day, late 19th century.
Stocks & Shares card game first published by Pepys Games in 1957.
“Stop! I forbid the Sale!” card game published by H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, c.1939.
Happy Families card game depicting trades people from 1920s.
Transport card game published by H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd in mid-1930s.
Who Buys? by Multum in Parvo Company, c.1890.
Win-A-Lot card game by Pepys, first issued in 1951.