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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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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.

Waddington’s Dog Series

Waddington’s Dog Series

Waddington’s Dog Series, 1933

Waddington’s Encore Series 1933

Waddington’s Encore Series

Waddington’s Encore Series 1933.

Waddington’s Old Master Series, 1933 1933

Waddington’s Old Master Series, 1933

Waddington’s Old Master Series, 1933

Waddington’s Playing Cards 1922

Waddington’s Playing Cards

John Waddington Limited was a leading producer of playing cards and card games in the UK during the period 1922-1995. The company had been founded in the nineteenth century by Mr John Waddington and Wilson Barratt as Waddingtons Ltd.

Waddington’s Sporting Birds Series 1933 1933

Waddington’s Sporting Birds Series 1933

Waddington’s Sporting Birds Series 1933.

Waddington’s Sporting Series 1933

Waddington’s Sporting Series

Waddington’s Sporting Series, 1933.

Waddington’s Varsity Series

Waddington’s Varsity Series

Waddington’s Varsity Series.

Waddington’s Wildlife and Classic Series, 1933

Waddington’s Wildlife and Classic Series, 1933

Waddington’s Wildlife and Classic Series, 1933.

Waddingtons Aces of Spades, 1970 onwards

Waddingtons Aces of Spades, 1970 onwards

Waddingtons Aces of Spades, 1970 onwards

Waddingtons Nursery Rhymes 1975

Waddingtons Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhyme playing cards by Waddingtons, Leeds, UK, 1975.

Waddy Productions

Waddy Productions

Waddy Productions Ltd was a member of the giant Amalgamated Press group and only published card games for a short period in the 1930s.

Wallace & Gromit 2009

Wallace & Gromit

Wallace & Gromit playing cards published by Marks & Spencer, 2009.

War on AIDS 2004

War on AIDS

War on AIDS playing cards published by ActionAid, United Kingdom, c. 2004.