A Royal Game featuring Queen Victoria’s children and extended family, published by A. Collier, London, c.1896.
Chad Valley ‘Sporting Snap’ card game designed by Max Pollock c.1895.
Today nothing remains of Charles Goodall's Camden Works, where three-quarters of the playing cards printed in Britain were produced.
District Messengers were uniformed young men wearing little pill-box hats and mounted on bicycles who fulfilled urgent tasks and were paid by the mile
Rare Universal Joker • Great Exhibition 50th Anniversary • Queen Victoria Death • Another Animal Snap • Featured Deck: Reynolds Fortune Telling • Advertising & Cards • Domino Cards • Tate & Lyle Story • Sir Donald Bradman • Peculiar Cards • Game Counters • Poets at Card Table • Pinhead Method • New Royal Mail Issue • New Heritage Issues • Lecardo
Coronation • Who Were Rowley & Co. • Research Archives by WCMPC • Winstanley Queen of Clubs • Kirk's London Cries Revisited • Pub Quiz Snap • Street Cries Snap • Jarvis Porter • Ogilvy Game • Precedence • Rock Brothers and Pope Joan • A Fight Between Cardmakers • Brexit - the Real Deal • A French Mystery • Crown the Queen • Transformation Cards
Goodall’s earliest cards were traditional in appearance but in around 1845 ‘modernised’ courts were designed
Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards depict royal costumes of four periods in English history, 1893.
Jaques’ Illustrated Proverbs, c.1870. The complete proverb is printed along the top of each card in the set.
Lend Me Five Shillings; or, Her Majesty's Privy Purse by John Jaques & Son, c.1875
The Most Laughable Thing on Earth, or, A Trip to Paris published by H. G. Clarke & Co., London, c.1870.
Multum in Parvo published a range of indoor games during the period from 1884-1927.
A magnificent example of Goodall & Son’s range of chromolithographed Commemorative playing cards from the late nineteenth century..
One Penny Card Games, 1900-1910, mostly anonymous 'Snap' games and made in Germany.