Dutch costume playing cards made for the Dutch market in the second half of the 19th century.
“Royal Cards Reign of Queen Anne” cover historical events, both honourable and treacherous, during the period 1702 to 1704.
A Royal Game featuring Queen Victoria’s children and extended family, published by A. Collier, London, c.1896.
The Royal Historical Game of Cards invented by Jane Roberts and published by Robert Hardwicke, c.1840.
Mary Queen of Scots and other Tudor period dignitaries, published by Piatnik, 1990.
Queen’s Silver Jubilee playing cards designed by Susan Rae for John Wadddington Ltd, 1977
Hide & Seek with the Kings & Queens of England by John Jaques & Son, c.1875.
The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion, is an Asian-style palace built for King George IV when he was Prince of Wales.
A two-pack patience set produced by Thomas De la Rue on behalf of the Prince of Wales National Relief Fund in 1914.
Facsimile edition of cards first published by Carel de Wagenaer, Amsterdam in c.1698
Kaiser Jubiläum Imperial playing cards made in Austria by Ferd Piatnik & Sons, Vienna
“Habemus Boda” deck celebrating the royal wedding of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain with cartoons by Sir Cámara
‘Cartes Imperiales et Royales’ published by B. P. Grimaud & Cie representing imperial rulers and consorts from Austria, England, France & Russia, mid-19th century
An historical & educational card game designed and published by Mazawattee Tea Co., Ltd, London, c.1902
This antique card game features English kings and queens from William the Conqueror to Queen Victoria, along with their spouses or consorts.
In around 1775 Rowley & Co attempted to reform the traditional court cards to portraits of the kings and queens of England, France, Spain and Russia.
Jaques' Quits card game, c.1880-85, with portraits of monarchs inside suit symbols in red, blue and yellow, designed to assist in the education of school children in British history.
In 1988 the Danish School of Design set the examination project to design a pack of playing cards. Thomas Damkier designed this royalty deck, called “Dronningespillet” (Game of Queens).
King Christian IV anniversary pack, designed by Thora Fisker and printed by L. Jevison Junior, 1988.
Imperial Royal Playing Cards published by S. & J. Fuller, 34 Rathbone Place, London, 1828. The court cards show bust portraits of historical figures of England, Spain, Turkey and France.
A magnificent example of Goodall & Son’s range of chromolithographed Commemorative playing cards from the late nineteenth century..
Playing cards commemorating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, manufactured by Chas Goodall & Son, 1897.
In 1935 a souvenir pack of playing cards to celebrate the King's 65th birthday was commissioned from the British firm of De La Rue.
Cards from c.1850 by L. P. Holmblad showing fantasy historical Danish Kings and Queens.