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Published March 09, 2013 Updated July 23, 2022

Nineteenth Century Pack

A magnificent example of Goodall & Son’s range of chromolithographed Commemorative playing cards from the late nineteenth century..

1900 United Kingdom Goodall Chromolithography Commemorative Political Royalty Victorian Add to Collection

Goodall’s Nineteenth Century Playing Cards

Right: the back design and the box. Click to zoom→

A magnificent example of Goodall & Son's range of chromolithographed commemorative playing cards from the late nineteenth century, the four Aces in this “Nineteenth Century” pack show the flags of Russia, France, Germany and Italy. The court cards feature monarchs and statesmen from those countries whilst the back design has medallion portraits of George III, George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria.

Goodall's Nineteenth Century Playing Cards, c.1900

Above: Goodall's Nineteenth Century Playing Cards, c.1900, featuring monarchs and statesmen. A Joker was not included, only a blank card. Images courtesy Rod Starling and Matt Probert.


REFERENCES

Goodall, Michael H: Chas Goodall & Son: The Family and The Firm 1820-1922, Woking, 2000

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By Rod Starling

Member since January 09, 2013

Rod Starling was one of the founding members of the 52 Plus Joker card collectors club. He authored many articles for the club's quarterly newsletter, Clear the Decks. His collection encompasses both foreign and American decks. Rod also authored a book titled The Art and Pleasures of Playing Cards.


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