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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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Misfitz

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Animal Misfitz

Animal Misfitz designed by George Lambert for Faulkner Games, c.1900. • Jan 13, 2020

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C.W. Faulkner

C. W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, London, an important publisher of games, pictorial souvenirs, children’s books, and postcards. • Aug 09, 2011

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Crazy People

Crazy People children’s card game illustrated by caricaturist and graphic artist Walter Trier, c.1950. • May 21, 2021

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Fairy Legend Misfitz

Fairy Legend Misfitz published by C W Faulkner & Co Ltd, c.1908. • Feb 16, 2020

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Gerrymanders

Gerrymanders by Globe Series of Games, c.1900. • Aug 20, 2019

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Golly Misfitz

Golly Misfitz from c1905. • Nov 21, 2019

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Hurry-Up Misfitz

Faulkner's “Hurry-Up Misfitz”, with some fine illustrations of vintage methods of transportation, was designed by George Lambert, c.1907 • Aug 13, 2014

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Karoo

“Karoo”, later reissued as “Triplem”, by Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher, c.1900. • Oct 06, 2017

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Kings & Queens of England Misfitz

Kings & Queens of England Misfitz, c.1918. • Mar 01, 2019

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Little Folk Misfitz

C. W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd were prolific card game manufacturers over a period of around 50 years, c.1870-1920. • Sep 06, 2012

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Many Folk Misfitz

Many Folk Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1906. • Jan 15, 2020

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Misfitz

The very first ‘Misfitz’ game published by C.W. Faulkner & Co, c.1898. • Jan 25, 2020

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National Misfitz

National Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co c.1900. • Feb 22, 2020

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Neues Frag˗ und Antwortspiel

Neues Frag- und Antwortspiel (new question and answer game) from Germany. • Oct 28, 2018

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Nursery Rhymes Misfitz

Nursery Rhymes Misfitz by C. W. Faulkner & Co,, c.1900. • Sep 23, 2019

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Patriotic Misfitz

Patriotic Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, Ltd, c.1906. • Feb 24, 2019

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Shakespearian Misfitz

C. W. Faulkner’s “Shakespearian Misfitz” designed by George Lambert and published around 1907/08 showing famous characters from Shakespeare • Aug 11, 2014

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Society Misfitz

Society Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, c.1904. • Mar 03, 2018

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Wonderland Misfitz

Wonderland Misfitz by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd, c.1908. • Mar 09, 2020

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Zoological Misfitz

Zoological Misfitz card game published by C.W. Faulkner. • Mar 04, 2019

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Zooloo Misfitz

Zooloo Misfitz card game designed by George Lambert for C.W. Faulkner & Co, c.1907. • Feb 04, 2021