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C. W. Faulkner & Co Ltd

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C. W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, London, an important publisher of games, pictorial souvenirs, children’s books, and postcards.

C.W. Faulkner

C. W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, London, an important publisher of games, pictorial souvenirs, children’s books, and postcards.

C.W. Faulkner

Zooloo Misfitz

Zooloo Misfitz card game designed by George Lambert for C.W. Faulkner & Co, c.1907.

Zooloo Misfitz

Flora

‘Flora’ card game published by C.W. Faulkner, printed by Dondorf, 1903.

Flora

Union Jack

Union Jack card game published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1897-1902.

Union Jack

C.W.F Snap

C.W.F Snap, c.1902.

C.W.F Snap

Wonderland Misfitz

Wonderland Misfitz by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd, c.1908.

Wonderland Misfitz

National Misfitz

National Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co c.1900.

National Misfitz

Fairy Legend Misfitz

Fairy Legend Misfitz published by C W Faulkner & Co Ltd, c.1908.

Fairy Legend Misfitz

Domestic Economy

Domestic Economy published by Faulkner & Co, c.1899.

Domestic Economy

Misfitz

The very first ‘Misfitz’ game published by C.W. Faulkner & Co, c.1898.

Misfitz

Many Folk Misfitz

Many Folk Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1906.

Many Folk Misfitz

Animal Misfitz

Animal Misfitz designed by George Lambert for Faulkner Games, c.1900.

Animal Misfitz

Golly Misfitz

Golly Misfitz from c1905.

Golly Misfitz

Nursery Rhymes Misfitz

Nursery Rhymes Misfitz by C. W. Faulkner & Co,, c.1900.

Nursery Rhymes Misfitz

Race-Cardo

Race-Cardo published by C.W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, c.1925.

Race-Cardo

Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1903.

Fairy Tales

Musical Snap

Musical Snap by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1900.

Musical Snap

Bluffing

Bluffing published by C.W. Faulkner & Co, c.1896.

Bluffing

Zoological Misfitz

Zoological Misfitz card game published by C.W. Faulkner.

Zoological Misfitz

Kings & Queens of England Misfitz

Kings & Queens of England Misfitz, c.1918.

Kings & Queens of England Misfitz

Patriotic Misfitz

Patriotic Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, Ltd, c.1906.

Patriotic Misfitz

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum published by C.W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, c.1925.

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum

Fox & Hounds

Fox & Hounds card game published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1899.

Fox & Hounds

Society Misfitz

Society Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, c.1904.

Society Misfitz

Nestlé ‘Happy Families’

‘Happy Families’ published by Nestlé in 1935.

Nestlé ‘Happy Families’

Happy Families

Happy Families designed by A.E. Kennedy, 1930s.

Happy Families

Hurry-Up Misfitz

Faulkner's “Hurry-Up Misfitz”, with some fine illustrations of vintage methods of transportation, was designed by George Lambert, c.1907

Hurry-Up Misfitz

Bargains

“Bargains” was designed by George Lambert for C. W. Faulkner & Co in c.1900.

Bargains

Our Pets Snap

“Our Pets Snap” designed by A. E. Kennedy for Faulkner & Co., c.1930s.

Our Pets Snap

Farmyard Snap

“Farmyard Snap” designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930

Farmyard Snap

Three Bears Snap

“Three Bears Snap” was designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930s.

Three Bears Snap

Shakespearian Misfitz

C. W. Faulkner’s “Shakespearian Misfitz” designed by George Lambert and published around 1907/08 showing famous characters from Shakespeare.

Shakespearian Misfitz

Fairyland Snap

“Fairyland Snap” designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930.

Fairyland Snap

Busy Families

C. W. Faulkner’s “Busy Families”, c.1903.

Busy Families

Little Folk Misfitz

C. W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd were prolific card game manufacturers over a period of around 50 years, c.1870-1920.

Little Folk Misfitz

Shakespeare Playing Cards

Shakespeare Playing Cards pack published in the 1890s with original paintings are by John H. Bacon.

Shakespeare Playing Cards

C.W. Faulkner

C. W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, London, an important publisher of games, pictorial souvenirs, children’s books, and postcards.

C.W. Faulkner