Item : We’re sorry, this item has been sold. London: Chas. Full deck of original chromolithographic playing cards, explanatory booklet, advertising cards, original pull-off box. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Vintage deck of 52 playing cards, each with a chromolithographic portrait of Queen Victoria on the verso, and with chromolithographic portraits of English nobles on the face cards. Repair to pull-off case, with two side panels and upper and lower panels all blank renewed. Cards complete and in excellent condition. Contact me by fax.
41: A Guide to Dating Playing Cards
Playing cards date back as early as the 9th century during the Tang dynasty — in China. This pattern is now in the public domain, allowing multiple card manufacturers to copy it. KEM Cards began producing playing cards during the first half of the s. Made of bendable and washable cellulose acetate, KEM cards have a distinctive texture, snap and handle.
For over 80 years, KEM cards rule the plastic playing card industry and are selected as the official playing card of the World Series of Poker.
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Each suit contains three face cards ; the valet knave or jack , the dame lady or queen , and the roi king. Aside from these aspects, decks can include a wide variety of regional and national patterns which often have different deck sizes. In comparison to Spanish , Italian , German , and Swiss playing cards , French cards are the most widespread due to the geopolitical, commercial, and cultural influence of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States in the past two centuries.
Other reasons for their popularity were the simplicity of the suit insignia, which simplifies mass production, and the popularity of whist and contract bridge. The English pattern of French-suited cards is so widespread that it is often also known as the International or Anglo-American pattern. Playing cards arrived in Europe from Mamluk Egypt around and were already reported in France in The French suit insignia was derived from German suits around Between the transition from the suit of bells to tiles there was a suit of crescents.
One of the most distinguishing features of the French cards is the queen. Mamluk cards and their derivatives, the Latin suited and German suited cards, all have three male face cards.
Double Deck Goodall “Patience” Playing Cards, Mini-Patience Size, c.1920
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This info was given to me by my partner who is an avid collector of Goodall cards, over decks in his collection, and for your info he as.
Grace’s Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains , pages of information and , images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them. The founder of the dynasty, Charles Goodall , came to London from Northampton, as a child. Hunt , an old and established playing card manufacturer.
The earliest cards were traditional in appearance, and resembled those of Hunt. The main factory lay behind the terrace in a building which had formerly been a gun factory and was later used for the production of steam engines. At around this time, Goodall started experimenting with ‘modernised’ and other court card designs which gradually evolved into those we are familiar with today. By the middle of the century, Goodall and its younger competitor Thomas De La Rue , were between them producing two-thirds of all playing cards made in England.
Fifty years later, Goodall and Son were leading the market with annual production of over 2 million packs. To George Clulow , of the firm of Charles Goodall and Son , of Camden Works, Camden Town, in the county of Middlesex, Manufacturers, for the invention of “an improved device for the safe transmission of coins by post. Stand No. Subsequently, the old buildings became run-down, were purchased by The Post Office and partially demolished in the mid s. Over the years, because of their great clarity and beauty of design, these designs have been adopted or copied by manufacturers around the world.
For example, they can be found on standard playing cards made in Italy.
1897 Chas Goodall Victorian Jubilee Playing Cards Complete
The Waddington archive contains some information about some of their production, and there is information about tax revenue from playing cards even back in the 19th century, but most of the printing records have long disappeared. This lack of reliable records means that no-one is in a position to produce the equivalent of the Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogues for cards.
Just as well, I say, or the dealers would be trying to manipulate the market more than they do now.
Vintage Twin Deck Patience Card Game. Thomas De La Rue & Co Ltd and Chas Goodall & Son Ltd. London. % complete. Front of box has been taped.
All the games accessories: the pawns, the chessmen, the dice, even the roulette ball are made of precious high quality material. The counters are metallic, gold plated. The chess and backgammon boards are made of fine leather, inset into the underside of the lid. He produced his first playing cards in and over the years came to be recognised as the inventor of the modern English playing card.
In the company started printing postage stamps and in banknotes. In , the family partnership was converted into a private company.
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Goodall & Son did not issue any patience sets until at least , Anyhow, another edition of that work (the only other one I know of) was dated The box, in other words, is quite small, and the playing cards were of.
There is a wealth of information about the people who steered the firm to becoming one of the biggest in the field, making all kinds of goods, not just playing cards. And about the patents, brands, back designs and so on. But it comes to an abrupt end in with the take-over by De La Rue. However, the name Goodall was kept as a separate entity until c. So I thought I would add more information about the post period as well.
There are also a good number of illustrated courts and ASs on Paul Bostock’s website see page 1 for the link , so I’ll only give a few examples here. Such cards may have been issued quite late, as the above pack has a decorative back design with a lot of gold. The single-figure courts were redrawn c.
ENGLISH PLAYING CARDS FROM 1902 TO PRESENT DAY
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In the new Hochman Encyclopedia of Playing Cards the Boudoirs deck by the Card Fabrique Company (L17, page 27) is dated “ca. ”. It bears great resemblance to earlier Goodall and De La Rue designs of the Anglo-American pattern.
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French playing cards
This site is for the playing card enthusiast and has been named after Bernard J. Dondorf who was born in and established a lithographic printing business in Frankfurt Germany which, amongst other items, printed playing cards. B Dondorf was arguably one of the finest printers of his era printing some amazing playing cards during the company’s year history.
Preliminary Checklist of Ballam Collection: chronologically. Approximate date Tom Thumb toy playing cards. Goodall. Nine holes at home? Golf race.
Lightly soiled and damage repired VII of Acorns. Courts depict named Swiss characters from Schiller’s play. Reverse bleeding patterned design. Stencil colour poorly applied on thick coarse card Pack 45mm thick. Reverse ‘bleeding’ red star and dot pattern on yellow background. As new. With original damaged wrapper.
Ref: Tilman p 25 No