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Merry Andrews Happy Families

Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936.

1936 United Kingdom Scott & Turner Ltd Advertising Health Medical & Pharmaceutical Happy Families Add to Collection

Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, a promotional card game featuring Andrews Liver Salt, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936. The figures depict caricatures of typical 1930s characters in ten family sets of four cards each.

Boxem the packer • Wiseman the shopkeeper • Canister the tin maker • Sales the traveller • Truth the advertising agent • Toot the van driver • Careful the mixing foreman • Phizz the chemist • Dudliver the grouser • Merry Andrew the healthy man.

Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936
Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936 Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936 Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936 Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936 Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936

Above: Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936. 40 cards + rules leaflet in box.

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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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