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Crazy People

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

Crazy People

Zooloo Misfitz

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

Zooloo Misfitz

Wonderland Misfitz

Wonderland Misfitz by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd, c.1908.

Wonderland Misfitz

National Misfitz

National Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co c.1900.

National Misfitz

Fairy Legend Misfitz

Fairy Legend Misfitz published by C W Faulkner & Co Ltd, c.1908.

Fairy Legend Misfitz

Misfitz

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

Misfitz

Many Folk Misfitz

Many Folk Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1906.

Many Folk Misfitz

Animal Misfitz

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

Animal Misfitz

Golly Misfitz

Golly Misfitz from c1905.

Golly Misfitz

Nursery Rhymes Misfitz

Nursery Rhymes Misfitz by C. W. Faulkner & Co,, c.1900.

Nursery Rhymes Misfitz

Gerrymanders

Gerrymanders by Globe Series of Games, c.1900.

Gerrymanders

Zoological Misfitz

Zoological Misfitz card game published by C.W. Faulkner.

Zoological Misfitz

Kings & Queens of England Misfitz

Kings & Queens of England Misfitz, c.1918.

Kings & Queens of England Misfitz

Patriotic Misfitz

Patriotic Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, Ltd, c.1906.

Patriotic Misfitz

Neues Frag˗ und Antwortspiel

Neues Frag- und Antwortspiel (new question and answer game) from Germany.

Neues Frag˗ und Antwortspiel

Society Misfitz

Society Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, c.1904.

Society Misfitz

Karoo

“Karoo”, later reissued as “Triplem”, by Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher, c.1900.

Karoo

Hurry-Up Misfitz

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

Hurry-Up Misfitz

Shakespearian Misfitz

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

Shakespearian Misfitz

Little Folk Misfitz

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

Little Folk Misfitz

C.W. Faulkner

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

C.W. Faulkner