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EPCS May 1984 Newsletter

EPCS May 1984 Newsletter Members Only

The Rowley Pack • The Wedding of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales • Kimberley's Royal National Patriotic Playing Cards • Alice in Wonderland • Goodall's Historic Cards • The Queen of Clubs • 'Snip'

Portrait Playing Cards

Portrait Playing Cards

Portrait playing cards, featuring realistic drawings of people on the court cards instead of traditional stylized figures, originated in the 18th century and continue to gain popularity.

Rowley & Co - “Monarchs of Europe” 1775

Rowley & Co - “Monarchs of Europe”

In around 1775 Rowley & Co attempted to reform the traditional court cards to portraits of the kings and queens of England, France, Spain and Russia.