Whereas the distinctiveness of Wales is an important resource contributing to the rich texture of variety which characterises the island of Britain, to date no Welsh playing cards cards have been found which were actually manufactured in Wales.
“Royal Cards Reign of Queen Anne” cover historical events, both honourable and treacherous, during the period 1702 to 1704.
We are deeply saddened by news of the passing of Anthony Rex Pitts (1940-2021).
Jacob Wolfe Spear founded his company manufacturing fancy goods in 1879 near Nuremberg in Bavaria, Germany
Chad Valley Co. Ltd (incorporating Johnson Brothers (Harborne) Ltd, the long-established UK brand bought by Woolworths in 1988 and now sold at Argos.
Multum in Parvo published a range of indoor games during the period from 1884-1927.
The founder of Ariel Productions, Philip Marx, was a prolific publisher of children’s books and comics towards the end of and just after the Second World War.
Crazy People children’s card game illustrated by caricaturist and graphic artist Walter Trier, c.1950.
Round the World Happy Families by Chiefton Products Ltd of Bristol, c.1950s.
The Bristol Pack, an exhibition of playing cards designed by Bristol artists, 2005.
Crocheter’s playing cards sent to subscribers of the Crochet Society box, 2021.
Gilroy Special Edition Playing Cards to commemorate the centenary of the birth of John Gilroy, 1989.
Gilbert and Sullivan deck created by Don Jack using artwork from Players cigarette cards.
Gibbs Happy Families card game promotion, both full sized and miniature versions, c.1946.