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Hearts of London for British Heart Foundation 2009.

Hearts of London playing cards designed by Vicki Hill and illustrated by Wendy Guttridge for the British Heart Foundation, 2009. The cards double as “Happy Families” with 12 of the City of London Livery companies represented, plus the four aces representing officials of the City of London. The idea of the game is to collect members of the City of London's Livery Companies. Families are made up of Masters, Liverymen, Freemen & Apprentices of each company. The thirteenth family consists of the Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, Swordbearer and Macebearer. See the Box

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Above: “Hearts of London” designed by Vicki Hill and illustrated by Wendy Guttridge, made by unknown maker in both a red and a black back, sold to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, 2009. Two jokers are also included.

Hearts of London for British Heart Foundation 2009
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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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