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Hunt & Sons, 1820-1849

Playing Cards manufactured by Hunt & Sons, 1820-1849

Having started in 1790 as Hunt, the company became Hunt & Sons in 1820. Hunt and Hall & Bancks joined forces in 1840, but kept separate aces and courts until the change to Bancks Brothers in 1849.

Piquet deck manufactured by Hunt & Sons

Above: 32 card pack with small size courts and George III garter ace of spades showing one shilling and six pence duty, manufactured by Hunt & Sons. Image courtesy John Sings.

'Superfine' woodblock and stencil playing cards manufactured by Hunt & Sons, c.1820

Above: 'Superfine' woodblock and stencil playing cards with George III garter ace of spades manufactured by Hunt & Sons, c.1820.

Hunt & Sons (1821-1840) was the first maker to 'modernise' the court card designs with a complete re-drawing which were printed mechanically by stereotype (below). These also became the house style of their successors Bancks Brothers

manufactured by Hunt & Sons, c.1822

Above: standard pack with modernised courts and George IV garter ace of spades showing one shilling and sixpence duty manufactured by Hunt & Sons, c.1822. Image courtesy John Sings.

Above: playing cards with re-drawn, 'rationalised' designs and 'Old Frizzle' ace of spades by Hunt & Sons, c.1830.

manufactured by Hunt & Sons, c.1830s

Above: playing cards issued by Hunt & Sons, c.1830s. Small size cards 56mm x 84mm with 'Old Frizzle' ace of spades. The court cards had been introduced by Stopforth in the Garter period. Image courtesy John Sings.  Next page: Bancks Brothers

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