SINGLE WORSHIPFUL PLAYING CARDS FROM 1902 TO 1960

1901
Justice seated holding scales and a wheel of fortune.   Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master.  Ace of Hearts with portrait of the Master’s wife and monogram M.H. Undated.
(A).   White border                          (B).  Coffee  border

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1902
Peace.  An emblematic figure standing and holding a wreath and a stalk of bulrushes.  (The conclusion of the South African War took place on 31  May with the signing of the Peace of Pretoria.)
(A).   White border               (B).  Light blue border

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1903
Imperial Federation.  A figure of Britannia with female figures representing the
Colonies.

(A).   Pink background                   (B).  Chartreuse background

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1904
A standing female figure emblematic of the City of London, before a drapery pulled aside to show a banqueting hall.

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1905
Nelson Centenary.  Portrait of Lord Nelson with The  Victory in the background and inscription Battle of Trafalgar, Oct: 21: 1805.
(A).   White border                          (B).  Light blue border

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1906
The Prince and Princess of Wales’s visit to India 1905-6 and the Reception at
Guildhall, 17  May 1906.
(A).   White border                          (B).  Red  border

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1907
Imperial Unity. Emblematic animals representing the British Empire, with flags and the motto Ad  Unum Omnes.
(A).   Pink background                   (B).  Blue background

 

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1908
L’ Entente Cordiale between Great Britain and France, Unitate Fortior, enhanced by the Franco-British Exhibition held in London.

(A).   White border                          (B).  Olive  green border

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1909
England’s Naval Supremacy.  Britannia Rules the Waves. Emblematic figures representing the Navy  with the inscription Defence – Not Defiance.  Vignette of H.M.S. Dreadnought surmounted by the inscription “One Heart One Way”.
(A).   White border                          (B).  Dark blue border.
The design celebrated the Fleet’s visit to London in July.  The warships gathered together on the Thames in a pageant extending some 45  miles to the Houses of Parliament.

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1910
Locomotion:  Past, Present and Future.  The Development of Transport showing a stage coach crossing a bridge over a railway train above which flies  an aeroplane. Design undated but initialed C.R.G.
(A).   Red  border                            (B)..  Purple border

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1911
Delphi Durbar.  12  December 1911.  The visit to India by King  George V and Queen Mary commemorated by a design showing the Taj Mahal surrounded by a Tiger, an Elephant, and Indian Lady and a Soldier, and surmounted by the Royal Crown.
(A).   Light blue border                   (B).  Dark blue border

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1912
Captain Amundsen.   Discoverer of the South Pole. (A).   Blue border                 (B).  Red  border

 

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1913
Hospitality.  With the inscription Through thiswide gate none can  come too early, none can  go too late.  My friends a hearty welcome to you.
(A).   White border               (B).  Red  border

In 1914, due to the outbreak of war, the design that had been prepared by George Morrow at a fee of fifteen guineas  was deferred until 1915 and he was commissioned for a further fifteen guinea fee to design a suitable picture depicting the outbreak of war.

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1914
War. Britannia leading the Allies  into battle.  Design by George Morrow, Ace of Spades with the inscription Outbreak of War  4th of August 1914.
(A).   Beige  border               (B).  Red  border

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1915
King  Charles I presenting the Charter to the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing
Cards, 1628.  Design by George Morrow.
(A).   White border               (B).  Light blue border.

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1916
War.  Britain’s Effort.   Britannia stands before members of the Armed Forces and
Nursing Staff.   Design initialed.
(A).   Grey border                            (B).  Khaki  border

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1917
The Advent of America into the War. Columbia holding the American Stars and
Stripes as she looks at the war going on across the sea.  Design by Wall Cousins. (A).   White border                          (B).  Beige  border.

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1918
Arms of the Company supported by men in armour, surmounted by the Royal Crown and bordered by names of famous battles of the First World War, decorated with leaves. 750 packs issued.
(A).   Brown leaves and details with a white border.
(B).  Light blue leaves and details with a white border.

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1919
The Angel of Peace.  Design by Bernard Partridge, a leading cartoonist in the magazine Punch, to the commission of Goodall & Son, for a fee of 50  guineas.  1000 packs issued.
(A).   White border                          (B).  Violet  border

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1920
The Prince of Wale’s Visit to the Colonies.  Portrait encircled by gold  leaves and four
oval  views of Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.  Design initialed. (A).   White border with blue background
(B).  White border with red background

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