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Published August 01, 2023 Updated January 18, 2024

Henley-on-Thames playing cards

Calendar events and visitor attractions to be found in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

2023 United Kingdom Ace Henley Souvenir Transformation Add to Collection

Henley is associated in most people’s minds with the annual Royal Regatta (AD, 6D, 6S). However, rowing is not the only activity or attraction for which Henley is famous. There are many local landmarks, businesses and festivals which draw visitors. All these are celebrated in this very attractive pack where much thought has been given to the clean, colourful, modern designs. Apart from the KD, all the court cards include the head of a King, Queen or Jack somewhere in the design. On the numeral cards, the appropriate number of pips (including the two corner pips) have been incorporated into the design, thus turning this into a semi-transformation pack. Dusty Springfield, who spent her last years in Henley-on-Thames, is featured on one of the wild cards. The back shows a view from the river. As souvenir or promotional packs go, this one is strikingly smart and appealing. See the box

Henley-on-Thames playing cards published by Ace Henley, UK, 2023 Henley-on-Thames playing cards published by Ace Henley, UK, 2023

Above: Henley-on-Thames playing cards published by Ace Henley. Designed and printed in the UK, 2023. 52 cards + 2 wild cards + 1 extra card in tuck box. Size: 63 x 88 mm. © Ace Henley.

Packs can be bought here - www.acehenley.co.uk - where all the cards in the pack are shown. Other packs in the series are in preparation. See: Marlow playing cards

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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