An initial survey of 19th century playing-card production. More detailed information appears on other pages.
A preliminary look at the card-makers operating in the 19th century.
De La Rue 'Q' Playing Cards • English Standard Card Manufacturers (Part 3) Woolley & Co, Darling & Son • Rhymes about Royalty or The Comical Court Cards • Tower Press Happy Families • Special packs for Defective sight • Pepys Card Games (Part 1) SPEED • Collecting Theme: Whisky Distillers - John Dewar & Sons • 100th Anniversary of Q Victoria's Golden Jubilee • Snap (Part 3) Robert Bros 'Glevum Series' • Waddington Trade Names Kingsway 'Patriotic' Playing Card
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"
Gibson originally took over the business of Blanchard in 1769. Gibson & Hunt operated briefly (1801-1803) and were followed successively by Hunt & Son (1804-1821), Hunt & Sons (1821-1840), Hall (& Son), Hall & Bancks and finally Bancks Brothers (1841-89).