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Playing cards first arrived in England during the 15th century, but none have survived from such an early date.

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Thoth Tarot – Aleister Crowley Tarot 1972

Thoth Tarot – Aleister Crowley Tarot

Aleister Crowley Tarot – the sombre luminary – Crowley and Lady Freda Harris worked on the illustrations between 1938 and 1943

Three Bears Snap 1930

Three Bears Snap

“Three Bears Snap” was designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930s.

Toby’s Family Playing Cards 1920

Toby’s Family Playing Cards

“Toby’s Family Playing Cards” published by G. Heath Robinson & J. Birch Ltd, London, 1920s.

Tom and Jerry Snap 1972

Tom and Jerry Snap

Tom and Jerry Snap published by Pepys Games, 1972.



‘Tottering-by-Gently’ playing cards with cartoons by Annie Tempest.

Tower Press children’s card games

Tower Press children’s card games

A series of card games for children published by Tower Press during the 1950s which evoke the optimism and love of fun of that era.

Tower Press Donkey 5863

Tower Press Donkey 5863

Tower Press Donkey 5863.

Trades People Happy Families 1925

Trades People Happy Families

Happy Families card game depicting trades people from 1920s.

Traditional English Court

Traditional English Court

Games & Print Services Ltd traditional English courts.

Trains 1962


Trains card game with pictures by Ian Allan, published by Pepys, 1962.

Transformation c.1880 1880

Transformation c.1880

Transformation playing cards hand-drawn on a pack manufactured by Hunt’s Playing Card Manufacturing Co Ltd c.1880

Transformation c.1880 1880

Transformation c.1880

Hand-drawn transformation cards, c.1880

Transformation Cards for Christmas 1870

Transformation Cards for Christmas

Hand-drawn Transformation cards, c.1870.

Transformation Playing Cards, 1811 1811

Transformation Playing Cards, 1811

Transformation playing cards, first published in 1811. Each card bears a picture in which the suit marks are concealed within the design. This artistic exercise began as a late 18th century pastime.



Transport card game published by H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd in mid-1930s.

Trappola Française v.1 1990

Trappola Française v.1

Inspired by Piatnik's ‘Trappola’ of c.1890, with double-ended courts, a Jester and decorated Aces, the cards are delicately etched and hand coloured so that versions exist with alternative colour schemes.

Travel Agent 1960

Travel Agent

Travel Agent is a card game designed by Martin A. Foley and manufactured by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1960.

Trial and Error 2015

Trial and Error

Trial and Error produced by Lance Whitehouse, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, 2015

Tut=Tut 1900


“Tut=Tut; or a Run in a Motor Car” published by Woolley & Co Ltd, early 1900s

Twin Peaks coffee 2018

Twin Peaks coffee

‘Twin Peaks coffee’ playing cards produced by Cultzilla, United Kingdom, 2018.