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During the 1930s The Ormond Printing Co. Ltd produced playing cards for the Irish market with a distinctive ace of spades, joker and court cards. In 1935 the firm was acquired as a manufacturing facility for Waddington’s cards in Eire.

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My Word

My Word “The last word in card games” designed by Michael Kindred and Malcolm Smith, published in 1980 by Waddingtons.

My Word 1980

Orient-Express Playing Cards

Orient Express playing cards evoking a bygone era of chauffeurs, monocles and exoticism. Manufactured by Waddingtons, c.1990.

Orient-Express Playing Cards 1990

Ormond Printing Co. Ltd

During the 1930s The Ormond Printing Co. Ltd produced playing cards for the Irish market with a distinctive ace of spades, joker and court cards. In 1935 the firm was acquired as a manufacturing facility for Waddington’s cards in Eire.

Ormond Printing Co. Ltd

Pooltella

Pooltella cards by John Waddington Ltd, the cards that simplify football pool forecasts, 1930s.

Pooltella 1930

Queen’s Silver Jubilee 1977

Queen’s Silver Jubilee playing cards designed by Susan Rae for John Wadddington Ltd, 1977.

Queen’s Silver Jubilee 1977 1977

Radio Banker

Radio Banker by John Waddington Ltd for Marconiphone Co Ltd.

Radio Banker 1930

S. Salomon & Co Nr.154

Nr.154 Holmblads made by John Waddington Ltd specially for S. Salomon & Co., Copenhagen

S. Salomon & Co Nr.154

Siriol Clarry

Playing cards designed by Siriol Clarry

Siriol Clarry 1960

Souvenir of Scotland

52 Selected Views of Scotland produced for United Cigar & Tobacco Co. Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.

Souvenir of Scotland 1950

Souvenir Views of Scotland Playing Cards

52 selected views of Scotland by De La Rue (Waddingtons) for GlenAlan Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, c.1960s.

Souvenir Views of Scotland Playing Cards 1960

Waddington’s “Envoy“ Series

Waddington’s “Envoy“ Series.

Waddington’s “Envoy“ Series

Waddington’s “Flying” Series, 1933

Waddington’s “Flying” Series, 1933.

Waddington’s “Flying” Series, 1933

Waddington’s “Rural England” Series, 1933

Waddington’s "Rural England" Series, 1933.

Waddington’s “Rural England” Series, 1933

Waddington’s “Silkette” Playing Cards

Cards made by John Waddington Ltd. for the Madras Club, Chennai (formerly Madras), India, c.1930.

Waddington’s “Silkette” Playing Cards 1930

Waddington’s 1933 Trade Brochure

Waddington’s 1933 Trade Brochure.

Waddington’s 1933 Trade Brochure 1933

Waddington’s 1940 Trade Brochure

Waddington’s 1940 Trade Brochure.

Waddington’s 1940 Trade Brochure 1940

Waddington’s Cir-Q-Lar Playing Cards

Waddington's Cir-Q-Lar Playing Cards, c.1930

Waddington’s Cir-Q-Lar Playing Cards

Waddington’s Clan Tartan Series

Waddington’s Clan Tartan Series, 1933.

Waddington’s Clan Tartan Series 1933

Waddington’s Classic and Wildlife Series, 1933

Waddington’s Classic and Wildlife Series, 1933.

Waddington’s Classic and Wildlife Series, 1933

Waddington’s Dog Series

Waddington’s Dog Series, 1933

Waddington’s Dog Series

Waddington’s Encore Series

Waddington’s Encore Series 1933.

Waddington’s Encore Series 1933

Waddington’s Old Master Series, 1933

Waddington’s Old Master Series, 1933

Waddington’s Old Master Series, 1933

Waddington’s Sporting Birds Series 1933

Waddington’s Sporting Birds Series 1933.

Waddington’s Sporting Birds Series 1933 1933

Waddington’s Sporting Series

Waddington’s Sporting Series, 1933.

Waddington’s Sporting Series

Waddington’s Varsity Series

Waddington’s Varsity Series.

Waddington’s Varsity Series

Waddington’s Wildlife and Classic Series, 1933

Waddington’s Wildlife and Classic Series, 1933.

Waddington’s Wildlife and Classic Series, 1933

Waddingtons Aces of Spades, 1970 onwards

Waddingtons Aces of Spades, 1970 onwards

Waddingtons Aces of Spades, 1970 onwards

Waddingtons Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhyme playing cards by Waddingtons, Leeds, UK, 1975.

Waddingtons Nursery Rhymes 1975