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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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Vac-tric Electric Vacuum Cleaners 1930

Vac-tric Electric Vacuum Cleaners

Vac-tric Electric Vacuum Cleaner playing cards manufactured by De la Rue, 1930s.

Vacuation 1940


“Vacuation” published by Pepys games, based on the evacuation of children to Reception Areas in the countryside during WW2, c.1939-40.

Valentine’s Games

Valentine’s Games

Valentine & Sons Ltd, Dundee & London, were greeting card and book publishers who also produced playing cards and party games during the early 20th century.

Vanity Fair 1868-1914 1995

Vanity Fair 1868-1914

Vanity Fair 1868-1914 playing cards published by Billy Bembo, United Kingdom, 1995.

Versus playing cards 2010

Versus playing cards

Versus collaborative art playing cards vol.1 & 2, United Kingdom, 2010-2011.

Vesalius Anatomy Card Game 2014

Vesalius Anatomy Card Game

Celebrating the work of Andreas Vesalius in the quincentenary year of his birth.

Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897

Victoria Diamond Jubilee

Playing cards commemorating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, manufactured by Chas Goodall & Son, 1897.

Victory 1940


“Victory” by Pepys Games, a splendid game with caricatures of British and German leaders, published in 1940.

Victory Snap 1941

Victory Snap

Wartime Snap, a memoir of past times, c.1941.

Volvo playing cards 1995

Volvo playing cards

Celebrating 50 years of innovation in Volvo car design.

W. H. Willis & Co

W. H. Willis & Co

Willis & Company was formed in 1869, having been preceded by Charles Steer at the same address (80 Long Acre, London), who also manufactured playing cards during the 1850s and 60s.

Waddington’s “Envoy“ Series

Waddington’s “Envoy“ Series

Waddington’s “Envoy“ Series.

Waddington’s “Flying” Series, 1933

Waddington’s “Flying” Series, 1933

Waddington’s “Flying” Series, 1933.

Waddington’s “Rural England” Series, 1933

Waddington’s “Rural England” Series, 1933

Waddington’s "Rural England" Series, 1933.

Waddington’s “Silkette” Playing Cards 1930

Waddington’s “Silkette” Playing Cards

Cards made by John Waddington Ltd. for the Madras Club, Chennai (formerly Madras), India, c.1930.

Waddington’s 1933 Trade Brochure 1933

Waddington’s 1933 Trade Brochure

Waddington’s 1933 Trade Brochure.

Waddington’s 1940 Trade Brochure 1940

Waddington’s 1940 Trade Brochure

Waddington’s 1940 Trade Brochure.

Waddington’s Cir-Q-Lar Playing Cards 1930

Waddington’s Cir-Q-Lar Playing Cards

Waddington's Cir-Q-Lar Playing Cards, c.1930

Waddington’s Clan Tartan Series 1933

Waddington’s Clan Tartan Series

Waddington’s Clan Tartan Series, 1933.

Waddington’s Classic and Wildlife Series, 1933

Waddington’s Classic and Wildlife Series, 1933

Waddington’s Classic and Wildlife Series, 1933.