An initial survey of 19th century playing-card production. More detailed information appears on other pages.
There is a very interesting collection of playing cards held at the Strangers' Hall Museum in Norwich.
The Isle of Man has always been a tax haven within the British Isles and it has also had some interesting packs of cards.
The following items are additions and alterations to my collection, the rest of which is listed on page 69.
There are some interesting packs from Goodall in the last quarter of the 19th century.
Some further material relating to cards from nineteenth and twentieth century periodicals.
The introduction of brands commenced during the late 19th century as a development of the old qualities: Moguls, Harrys, Highlanders and Merry Andrews.
This article aims to illustrate the evolution of whist and gaming counters from the 18th century to the 20th.
Two similar but fascinatingly different hand-drawn transformation decks by the same artist, c.1875
Bezique is a two-player melding and trick-taking game. Dr. Pole introduced Bezique to England in 1861, but it wasn't popular until 1869.
“Boudoir” playing cards were introduced by Chas Goodall & Son in 1906 in a new, slimmer size.
A review of the Ace of spades, court card, backs and joker of English pattern playing cards by Wüst from my collection.
It is often difficult to identify the origin, manufacturer and date of a card game boxed set and other card game artifacts.
Today nothing remains of Charles Goodall's Camden Works, where three-quarters of the playing cards printed in Britain were produced.
Complete contents of a sample book of advertising cards by De La Rue