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Published March 19, 2015 Updated June 21, 2022

Progress

The story of “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan illustrated in a card game published by Castell Brothers Ltd (Pepys Games), 1938.

1938 United Kingdom Castell Bros Pepys Religion Card Games Add to Collection

“Progress” Card Game

The story of “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan (1678) illustrated in a card game published by Castell Brothers Ltd (Pepys Games) in 1938. See the Box

“As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a Den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep: and, as I slept, I dreamed a dream. I dreamed, and behold, I saw a man clothed with rags, standing in a certain place, with his face from his own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back...”

Above: “Progress” was first published in 1938 drawn by an unknown artist. It came in a padded box with high quality rules booklet, to sell at 2/6d, a pretty high price for the time. “Progress” was available with purple or plum backs in boxes printed in the same colour. Images courtesy Adam West-Watson.

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By Adam West-Watson

Member since September 01, 2014

I have been fascinated by playing cards ever since I can remember, and still have several of the card games I had as a child. And although I had accumulated quite a number of packs of various sorts over the years, it wasn't until I was in my 50s that I began collecting in earnest. My tastes are quite varied, and my collection of 800 or so decks includes:- children's games, standard and non-standard playing cards, adult games, fortune telling and oracle cards, tarot cards, and even cigarette cards.


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