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Children's games are distinct from ordinary playing cards, with their most obvious difference being the lack of any court cards or suit marks.

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Cavalry Game

The “Cavalry Game” manufactured by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1900-10.

Cavalry Game

Chad Valley ‘Sporting Snap’ c.1895

Chad Valley ‘Sporting Snap’ card game designed by Max Pollock c.1895.

Chad Valley ‘Sporting Snap’ c.1895 1895

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

Change for a Shilling

Change for a Shilling card game by Geo. Wright & Co., London, c.1910-1926.

Change for a Shilling 1910

Change for a Sovereign

Change for a Sovereign published by J Evans & Sons and printed by Kronheim & Co.

Change for a Sovereign

Channel X

Channel X published by Pepys Games based around TV advertising, c.1966.

Channel X 1966

Characters from Charles Dickens

“Characters from Charles Dickens” card game published by Jaques & Son, c.1880.

Characters from Charles Dickens 1880

Cheers & Tears

Cheers & Tears by John Waddington Ltd, 1963.

Cheers & Tears 1963

Cheery Families, c.1893

Cheery Families card game designed by Richard Doyle and printed by De La Rue & Co., Ltd, c.1893

Cheery Families, c.1893 1893

Chief Cities Quartettes

Hand-made ‘Chief Cities Quartettes’ card game, c.1910.

Chief Cities Quartettes

Chiefton Products Ltd

Chiefton Products Ltd, toy manufacturers, Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1QT.

Chiefton Products Ltd

Children’s Vocabulary Cards

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

Children’s Vocabulary Cards 2016

Chip 'n Dale Cromy card game Argentina

Chip 'n Dale Cromy card game Argentina.

Chip 'n Dale Cromy card game Argentina

Chitrashala Press

Chitrashala Press produced some charming children's pictorial alphabet cards for early learning purposes in the 1940s.

Chitrashala Press 1940

Čierny Peter

Four themed ‘Čierny Peter’ card games by Obchodní Tiskărny.

Čierny Peter


Cinderella card game published by Pepys Games, 1954.

Cinderella 1954

Circus Snap

Circus Snap published by Pepys Games, c.1954.

Circus Snap 1954

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game, c.1948.

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game 1948

Clifford Toys

Clifford Toys is a brand name of F. Levy & Co., Ltd, London, sellers of toys and fancy goods.

Clifford Toys 1948

Collecting English Playing Cards & Games

The History of English Playing Cards dates probably from the mid 15th century, the first documentary evidence of their existence in this country occurring in an Act of Parliament which prohibited the import of foreign cards.

Collecting English Playing Cards & Games

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