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Published October 17, 2016 Updated May 09, 2023

English Electric Valve Company Ltd

Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989.

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Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, with colour photographs of electrical components on each card, manufactured by Waddingtons Playing Card Co. Ltd, 1989. Each suit is colour coded with a different background colour.

E.E.V. started in 1947 as manufacturer of specialist valves for military and scientific applications. The company was renamed Marconi Applied Technology in 1999.

Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989
Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989 Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989 Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989

Above: Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989. 52 cards + 2 jokers + blank card in box. The cards were printed in Singapore for Waddingtons Playing Card Co. Ltd in 1989.

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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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