Here are a few early advertisements relating to cards from newspapers 1684-1759 and a number of later 19th century documents of interest.
In 19th century England there were a number of makers who produced cards in relatively small quantities.
Thomas Wheeler appears in directories at 2 Richbell St (1799), 8 Middle Row, Holborn (1801), 118 Holborn Hill (1802-07) and 127 Holborn Hill (1807-21).
An initial survey of 19th century playing-card production. More detailed information appears on other pages.
In 1836 Henry Wheeler was found guilty of using forged duty Aces of Spades.