Irish Heroic Playing Cards, 1919
designed and drawn on stone by Irish artists of the Irish Decorative Art Association
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Curator 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.
Irish Legendary deck featuring figures in the Legends of Ireland, designed by Rachel Arbuckle, 1990.
Khanhoo by Charles Goodall & Son, 1895.
Rainbow card game and colour mixing guide printed by Goodall & Sons for Robert Johnson, c.1920.
Some further material relating to cards from nineteenth and twentieth century periodicals.
Classic Guinness Posters, 1999.
“Ocean to Ocean” Canadian Pictorial Souvenir pack by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912.
Ocean to Ocean Souvenir of Canada by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1905.
Les Grandes Figures de L’Histoire Bretonne
Worshipful Company Pack manufactured by Chas Goodall & Son, 1893.
There are some interesting packs from Goodall in the last quarter of the 19th century.
Lovely Day for a Guinness deck published by Shamrock Gift Co Dublin, c.1980.
“Pasha” is one of Charles Goodall’s brands which first appeared in c.1898 and was retained until after the De la Rue takeover.
Hindooly published by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd c.1904.
Scottish Legends playing cards illustrated by Mark Oxbrow. published by R Somerville, Edinburgh, 1998.
There are references to “progressive whist” or “whist drives” during the 19th and early years of the 20th century but this form of the game came into its own during the 1920s and 30s.
Historic Shakespeare with courts featuring Shakespearean characters, Chas Goodall & Son, 1893.
The following items are a selection of what has come my way over the past two to three years.
The Isle of Man has always been a tax haven within the British Isles and it has also had some interesting packs of cards.
Derby Day race game published by Parker Games’ English subsidiary at Ivy Lane, London, from 1908 to around 1920.
Selected views of Ireland Souvenir playing cards published by the Irish Tourist Association, 1950s
Two similar but fascinatingly different hand-drawn transformation decks by the same artist, c.1875
Celtic Myth playing cards are the third and final set of cards in a series based around the themes of Celtic mythology and society.
History.of Whist and Gaming Counters and Markers from the 18th Century to modern times.
“Kuningas Artturin Ritarit” (King Arthur’s Knights) playing cards designed by Mauri Kunnas
The “New Game of Our Ship”, published by Chas Goodall & Son, London, 1896.
Celtic myth playing cards inspired by the rich Celtic pantheon of mythological Gods, Goddesses, and heroes
Jeu de Cartes “Bretagne” conveying their cultural identity.
Irish Historic Playing Cards celebrating history and art, 1920.
Goodall’s earliest cards were traditional in appearance but in around 1845 ‘modernised’ courts were designed
Goodall & Son’s Patience & Miniature packs came in various styles of box and back design, c.1890-1930.
Quantum playing cards designed by Catherine Geaney.
A set of cards to help bring awareness to old and infrequently used languages, created by E Brewstein. Each card in the pack also functions as a mini language lesson, great for playing games and also learning about Irish heritage.
Some copies of the designs of Goodall and the New York Consolidated Card Co.
Inner Realms was conceived from sacred geometry that inspired me to create and then pick out pieces of that design that amazed me, or inspired me to create another design...
There is a very interesting collection of playing cards held at the Strangers' Hall Museum in Norwich.
Goodall’s “Japanesque” brand was used for stationery products since around 1880 but these playing cards were added to the range in around 1900.
A magnificent example of Goodall & Son’s range of chromolithographed Commemorative playing cards from the late nineteenth century..
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.
An initial survey of 19th century playing-card production. More detailed information appears on other pages.
Charles Goodall & Son, 1820-1922 and beyond.