Picture Rummy

Picture Rummy by R. Turner Ltd, Stoke Newington, London, 1937. The game was invented by David Whitelaw, who also invented Lexicon. There were 2 editions of the game each having 2 different sets of pictures and different ‘Joka’ designs. The 1st editions have red patterned backs and mottled red boxes, the 2nd editions having blue patterned backs and one box plain red and the other green. This means there are 4 different games to be found and only a couple of the pictures are duplicated. See the Rules

First Edition

1st edition - 2 different sets of 4 pictures (shown lower down) making 2 versions (both boxes mottled red and card backs red pattern).

Picture Rummy by R. Turner Ltd, 1st edition, 1937

Above: box and cards from 1st edition of Picture Rummy by R. Turner Ltd, Stoke Newington, London N16, having red patterned backs and mottled red box. 52 cards.

Second Edition

2nd edition - again 2 different sets of 4 pictures making another 2 versions (one box plain red and one green, card backs blue patterned). 52 cards.

Picture Rummy by R. Turner Ltd, 2nd edition, 1937

Above: box and cards from 2nd edition, having blue patterned backs and plain red or green box.

The Pictures

Each set, from whichever edition, contains 4 pictures like the ones shown below.

R. Turner Ltd was a maker of many board games in the “Ilex” series.

Last Updated July 18, 2020 at 12:38pm

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