Some further material relating to cards from nineteenth and twentieth century periodicals.
In standard English packs the Ace of Spades is associated with decorative designs. This is a historical survey of why this should be.
When there are official taxes to pay, people will find a way to avoid paying them - often illegally.
75th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in Great Britain • Sherlock Holmes • H.P. Gibson • The Card & Dice Office • Evasion of Stamp Duty in the Early 19th Century • Worshipful Company Pack 1992 • Libby's Happy Families • The Orange Wench and Her Merry Monarch • OXO • Chesterfield Tube Company • De La Rue • London Opinion "Limerique"
Charlie Chaplin • Adolf Hitler • An interesting Discovery • Worshipful Company • VETO: The Exciting Election Game • Joseph Reynolds & Sons • Mistitz or Metamorphosis Valentines The Muddied Menagerie • William Hancock • Non Revoke • Universal • De La Rue • British Gas • Imported (Part 1)
Queen of Hearts: Alice in Wonderland • Bath Abbey: Quincentenary • G.H. Elliott: Anne Bradford • Tennis Snap: Dudley Ollis • Isle of Man Packs • Cricket Snap: The Times • Cambridge Evening News: Pneumatic Cards • Oliver Cromwell Anniversary • New Issues: Eight Packs • English Standard Card Manufacturers • Piquet Pack • Happy Families Book • Dickens Quartette Game • Card Collector: John Cooper • Tax Wrapper: Mudie & Sons • Special Master Aces • Worshipful Company Packs • Nursery Rhyme Snap • Fairy Snap: Globe • Third Music Sheet: Four Aces Postcard • RNLI: 175 Years • Billy Mayerl School • Guinness Bicentenary • Story Behind the Card • Ephemera
In October 1888 the Republic of Peru Congress passed Law no.26 establishing taxes on playing cards, whether imported or locally produced, according to the quality of the cards.
Over the years the company evolved, and changes in the company's name and address can be seen reflected in the information printed on the four of cups.
EL CONGRESO DE COLOMBIA. LEY 69 DE 1946, por la cual se elevan las tarifas de algunos impuestos indirectos y se dictan otras disposiciones.
Duty was first introduced on playing cards in Argentina in 1892, as part of the Internal Duties law, and in 1896 the first duty labels were printed to be used on packets of 1 gross packs.
An in-depth review of the history of card-playing, gambling, legislation, manufacture and taxation of playing cards in Russia.
The Russian Playing Card Monopoly was established in March 1798 with all revenue going to support the St Petersburg Foundling Hospital. After the construction of the Foundling Hospital's own factory in 1817 (known as the Imperial Playing Card Factory), all subsequent Russian playing card production was located there until the end of the State monopoly in 1961.