Multum in Parvo published a range of indoor games during the period from 1884-1927.
One Penny Card Games, 1900-1910, mostly anonymous 'Snap' games and made in Germany.
A Royal Game featuring Queen Victoria’s children and extended family, published by A. Collier, London, c.1896.
Lend Me Five Shillings; or, Her Majesty's Privy Purse by John Jaques & Son, c.1875
Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards depict royal costumes of four periods in English history, 1893.
Woolley & Co produced a range of different quality playing cards, and these “Second Harrys” are towards the cheaper end of the range.
Lovely Victorian family card game with illustrations by the famous humorous artist, cartoonist and illustrator Richard Doyle (1824-1883)
Another late Victorian family card game by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1895 with beautifully illustrated period characters.
Chad Valley ‘Sporting Snap’ card game designed by Max Pollock c.1895.
Woolley & Co: “Eureka” playing cards with rounded corners, small index pips and decorative back design, c.1880-1885.
An historical & educational card game designed and published by Mazawattee Tea Co., Ltd, London, c.1902
Transformation playing cards hand-drawn on a pack manufactured by Hunt’s Playing Card Manufacturing Co Ltd c.1880
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
Goodall’s earliest cards were traditional in appearance but in around 1845 ‘modernised’ courts were designed
St George Game, 1858, depicting St George and other saints engaged in battle slaying the dragon to save souls from perdition.
Spear’s “The Jolly Game of Old Maid” was introduced around 1900. The cards contain some interesting but harmless social stereotypes from the end of the Victorian era.
A magnificent example of Goodall & Son’s range of chromolithographed Commemorative playing cards from the late nineteenth century..
Jaques’ Illustrated Proverbs, c.1870. The complete proverb is printed along the top of each card in the set.
The Most Laughable Thing on Earth, or, A Trip to Paris published by H. G. Clarke & Co., London, c.1870.
Transformation playing cards, first published in 1811, in which each card bears a picture in which the suit marks are concealed within the design. This artistic exercise began as an 18th century parlour game and pastime.
Today nothing remains of Charles Goodall's Camden Works, where three-quarters of the playing cards printed in Britain were produced.