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Historic Playing Cards (1)

At the end of the 19th century Chas. Goodall & Son, London, produced several packs that they called 'Historic Playing Cards'. Among them was a version of the 'Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee' pack, another pack in my collection and the pack shown here:

This pack was presumably produced in 1893, and it shows on the court cards Royal costumes from four reigns in English history:
Clubs: Plantagenet
Spades: Hanoverian
Hearts: Stuart
Diamonds: Tudor
All Aces have an identical design, with a wreath around the suit sign, and the maker's name at the bottom.

© Peter Endebrock, 02 Jan. 2001