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Published June 29, 2018 Updated October 26, 2022

Shuffled Symphonies

Shuffled Symphonies published by Pepys Games in association with Walt Disney, 1939.

1939 United Kingdom Castell Bros Pepys Disney Cartoon Card Games Add to Collection

Shuffled Symphonies was published by Pepys Games in association with Walt Disney in 1939, priced 1/6d. The game features 24 Disney characters inspired by a series of the same name which appeared in Mickey Mouse Weekly comic during 1936-39.


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Shuffled Symphonies published by Pepys Games in association with Walt Disney, 1939 Shuffled Symphonies published by Pepys Games in association with Walt Disney, 1939 Shuffled Symphonies published by Pepys Games in association with Walt Disney, 1939

Above: Shuffled Symphonies published by Pepys Games (anonymously) in association with Walt Disney, 1939. 45 cards + rules. Available in red or blue boxes / backs. Disney characters include Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, The Three Little Pigs, The Big Bad Wolf, Elmer the Elephant, Snow White and Dopey and others from the Silly Symphony cartoons. The reverse side of each shows Mickey in a top hat and tails shuffling cards over his head. The copyright imprint reads "By permission of Walt Disney - Mickey Mouse Ltd and Mickey Mouse Weekly."

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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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