Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards

Chas Goodall & Son’s luxury “Historic” playing cards have decorated aces and double-ended court cards depicting the royal costumes of four periods in English history: clubs Plantagenet, hearts Stuart, spades Hanoverian & diamonds Tudor. Packs were produced with or without gilt edges and, over time, several different back designs were published. There was also a miniature version and the designs were used in the 1893 Worshipful Company Pack

Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards, 1893

The Plantagenet Period 1216-1399

Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards, 1893

The Tudor Period 1485-1603

Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards, 1893

The Stuart Period 1603-1714

Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards, 1893

The Hanoverian Period 1714-1901

Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards, 1893 Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards, 1897 Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards, 1893

Above: the pack was published for a number of years with slightly different indices and several alternative back designs. There is no joker, but instead an extra blank card.

Advertisement for Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards, 1893

Above: advert from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 1893.

Above: pack sealed in tax-wrapper.

Last Updated December 14, 2021 at 01:30am

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