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Published September 25, 2014 Updated May 09, 2023

Hoover Ltd Playing Cards

Vintage cartoon courts and ace of spades specially designed for Hoover Limited, with full colour back showing the Art Deco style Hoover factory at Perivale, manufactured by Waddington's Playing Cards, c.1930.

1930 United Kingdom Waddingtons Advertising Engineering Add to Collection

Hoover Ltd Playing Cards

Vintage cartoon court cards and ace of spades specially designed for Hoover Limited, with full colour back design showing the Art Deco style Hoover factory at Perivale, manufactured by Waddington's Playing Cards, c.1930. The first Hoover cleaners to come to the UK were manufactured in the company's factory in Canada. After the 1932 opening of the Perivale factory all Hoover vacuum cleaners sold in UK were manufactured there until WW2.

Above: two slightly diffrent versions of special cartoon court cards and ace of spades designed for Hoover Limited, with full colour back design, manufactured by Waddington's Playing Cards, c.1930. 52 cards + 1 Joker in box. There appear to have been at least 7 different versions of the Hoover playing cards with different back designs, aces of spades and variations in the court cards, but no special Jokers.

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By Simon Wintle

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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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