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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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An overview of the courts and aces of spades produced by James English.

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An overview of the courts and aces of spades produced by James English.

29: James English

29: James English

An overview of the courts and aces of spades produced by James English.

29: James English

James English & Co.

Victorian Playing Cards manufactured by James English & Co., London, c.1875

James English & Co.