‘St George and the Dragon’ game made by Chad Valley for Flutter Met Games, 1930s.
William Kimberley applied for a patent in respect of his improved playing cards in February 1892 and his application was fully accepted that year.
This edition has standard corner indices replacing the words King, Queen and Jack, and also contains a “Jolly Joker” depicting a lady holding an Ace of Hearts.
The King of Acorns is supposed to represent Prince Otto; the King of Leaves is Maximilian II; the King of Bells is Ludwig II; the King of Hearts is Ludwig I wearing a general's uniform. The court cards are all male, but some of the numeral cards depict women.