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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland playing cards designed by Sasha Dounaevski, 2018.

Alice in Wonderland 2018

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland card game based on original designs by Sir John Tenniel published by Thomas De la Rue & Co. Ltd, c.1900

Alice in Wonderland 1900

Animal Misfitz

Animal Misfitz designed by George Lambert for Faulkner Games, c.1900.

Animal Misfitz 1900


“Bargains” was designed by George Lambert for C. W. Faulkner & Co in c.1900.

Bargains 1900

Bobs y’r Uncle

“Bobs y'r Uncle” nursery rhyme card game designed by Frank H. Simpson for John Waddington Ltd. in 1935.

Bobs y’r Uncle 1935


Boekenkwartet featuring illustrations from children's books, 1970s.

Boekenkwartet 1970

Bread & Honey

A charming Victorian family card game involving Clowns, Queens, Kings, Maids and thirty-seven Blackbirds manufactured by Thos De la Rue, c.1900.

Bread & Honey 1900

Busy Families

C. W. Faulkner’s “Busy Families”, c.1903.

Busy Families

C.W. Faulkner

C. W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, London, an important publisher of games, pictorial souvenirs, children’s books, and postcards.

C.W. Faulkner

Carousel Playing Cards

Carousel Playing Cards commissioned by Tesco stores, 2019.

Carousel Playing Cards 2019

Cartes Illustrées

Standard French designs adapted for children. Made by France Cartes for La Grande Récré, c.2016.

Cartes Illustrées 2016

Chad Valley Co. Ltd

Chad Valley Co. Ltd (incorporating Johnson Brothers (Harborne) Ltd, the long-established UK brand bought by Woolworths in 1988 and now sold at Argos.

Chad Valley Co. Ltd

Children’s Vocabulary Cards

Thai Children’s Colour Vocabulary Cards promoting Ovaltine chocolate malt drink, 2016.

Children’s Vocabulary Cards 2016

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game, c.1948.

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game 1948

District Messenger

District Messengers were uniformed young men wearing little pill-box hats and mounted on bicycles who fulfilled urgent tasks and were paid by the mile

District Messenger 1900

Fairy Snap

Fairy Snap by Norvic Mill, c.1920s.

Fairy Snap

Fairy Tales

the Game of Fairy Tales published by Multum in Parvo Co,, from 1896

Fairy Tales 1896

Fairy Tales

German Fairy Tales Card Game.

Fairy Tales

Fairyland Snap

“Fairyland Snap” designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930.

Fairyland Snap 1930

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