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Robert Whitfield

Robert Whitfield

Robert Whitfield, who is recorded as Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing cards in 1671 and again from 1685-7.

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65: Adverts and related documents 1684-1877

65: Adverts and related documents 1684-1877

Here are a few early advertisements relating to cards from newspapers 1684-1759 and a number of later 19th century documents of interest.

English cards from the reign of Charles II 1675

English cards from the reign of Charles II

This article explores a historic pack of English playing cards from circa 1675, likely used by King Charles II and Queen Catherine, detailing their significance, history and unique features