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Published August 19, 2018 Updated July 27, 2022

Beatrix Potter’s Rummy

Beatrix Potter’s Rummy published by Gibsons Games, c.1985.

1985 United Kingdom Cartamundi Pepys Literature Nature & Environment Card Games Add to Collection

Beatrix Potter’s Rummy card game, published by Gibsons Games, featuring Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs Tiggy Winkle and many other favourite characters. See the Box

Beatrix Potter’s Rummy published by Gibsons Games, c.1985 Beatrix Potter’s Rummy published by Gibsons Games, c.1985

Above: Beatrix Potter’s Rummy published in the Pepys Series by Gibsons Games, c.1985. Images ©Frederick Warne & Company.

H P Gibson acquired the existing range of Pepys games in 1984. Other late issues by Gibsons Games include Peter Rabbit • Alice in Wonderland • Little Grey Rabbit • Speed 15th Edition • Peter Pan 2nd edition • Wordmaker.

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By Rex Pitts (1940-2021)

Member since January 30, 2009

Rex's main interest was in card games, because, he said, they were cheap and easy to get hold of in his early days of collecting. He is well known for his extensive knowledge of Pepys games and his book is on the bookshelves of many.

His other interest was non-standard playing cards. He also had collections of sheet music, music CDs, models of London buses, London Transport timetables and maps and other objects that intrigued him.

Rex had a chequered career at school. He was expelled twice, on one occasion for smoking! Despite this he trained as a radio engineer and worked for the BBC in the World Service.

Later he moved into sales and worked for a firm that made all kinds of packaging, a job he enjoyed until his retirement. He became an expert on boxes and would always investigate those that held his cards. He could always recognize a box made for Pepys, which were the same as those of Alf Cooke’s Universal Playing Card Company, who printed the card games. This interest changed into an ability to make and mend boxes, which he did with great dexterity. He loved this kind of handicraft work.

His dexterity of hand and eye soon led to his making card games of his own design. He spent hours and hours carefully cutting them out and colouring them by hand.


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