Gilbert and Sullivan playing cards designed by Don Jack, adapting the original artwork by H M Brock (1875-1960), as seen mostly on Players cigarette cards which were his main inspiration.
The background detail of the cigarette cards has been removed to create the court card figures, which are at a larger scale.
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Above: Gilbert and Sullivan playing cards published by R Somerville of Edinburgh and printed by Carta Mundi, 1994.
52 cards + 3 jokers in box.
The original Players cigarette cards from 1925-1927, which the playing cards are inspired by, are shown beneath each card.
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Above: Players cigarette cards from 1925-1927 illustrated by H M Brock, which were the inspiration for the Gilbert and Sullivan playing cards.