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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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Clifford Toys

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Clifford Toys is a brand name of F. Levy & Co., Ltd, London, sellers of toys and fancy goods.

Clifford Toys

Clifford Toys is a brand name of F. Levy & Co., Ltd, London, sellers of toys and fancy goods.

Clifford Toys

There and Back

There and Back published by Clifford, c.1955.

There and Back

The ‘Mystic’

The ‘Mystic’ Fortune Teller card game by Clifford Toys.

The ‘Mystic’

Donkey

Donkey card game published by Clifford Toys, c.1955.

Donkey

Old Maid

Old Maid by Clifford Toys

Old Maid

Clifford Toys

Clifford Toys is a brand name of F. Levy & Co., Ltd, London, sellers of toys and fancy goods.

Clifford Toys

Pantomime Snap

Clifford Series “Pantomime Snap”

Pantomime Snap

Snap Cards

Clifford Series Snap Cards, c.1950.

Snap Cards

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game, c.1948.

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game