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PLAYING CARDS FROM THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY
PACKS FROM 1882 to 1900

 

MASTER INSTALLATION PACKS OF PLAYING CARDS 1882 to 1900

YEAR DESCRIPTIONS FROM THE WCMPC WEBSITE 

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1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1895 1897 1898 1898 1899 1900

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1882
At the annual banquet in 1882 to mark the installation of the New Master and Wardens of the Company, each liveryman was given two presentation packs of cards in a leather  case specially designed for the occasion.
The design on the backs shows the Arms of the Company supported by men in armour representing four different centuries, with four Knaves of Clubs set cornerwise.  The Ace of Spades bears four suitmarks superposed and Goodall & Son. Square corners.  No indices are shown on the cards.

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At the annual banquet in 1882 to mark the installation of the New Master and Wardens of the Company, each liveryman was given two presentation packs of cards in a leather  case specially designed for the occasion.
The design on the backs shows the Arms of the Company supported by men in armour representing four different centuries, with four Knaves of Clubs set cornerwise.  The Ace of Spades bears four suitmarks superposed and Goodall & Son. Square corners.  No indices are shown on the cards.

Description:
Background colour: PINK SINGLE
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: 52/52
Condition: NEAR MINT
Notes: OFFSET PRINTING ON THE NUMERAL SIDE - NOT EFFECTING THE BACKS
EIGHT OF CLUBS HAS GILT EDGING INDICATING IT HAS COME FROM ANOTHER PACK

£1,750

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1883
Arms of the Company with crossed sword and mace of the City of London surrounded by playing cards.  Ace of Spades bears four suitmarks superposed and Goodall & Son. Both the Ace of Spades and the blank specimen card bear the inscription This pack was designed by George Clulow for the  Company of Makers of Playing Cards 1883 .  No numerals or court card indices are included on the cards.  This design was reissued at a later date but without the reference to George Clulow on the Ace of Spades and the specimen card and with indices and suit markings included in the corners.

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1884
Crossed sword and mace of the City of London.   Centre shows House in old  London tenanted be  the Company prior to 1712 and ribbon worded Health Exhibition, London
1884.  Ace of Spades bears four suitmarks superposed and Goodall & Son.  No numerals or court card indices are included on the cards.

Description:
Background colour: BLUE SINGLE
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: 52/52
Condition: LIGHTLY USED
Notes: FIRST ISSUE

NOT IN STOCK

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1884
Crossed sword and mace of the City of London.   Centre shows House in old  London tenanted be  the Company prior to 1712 and ribbon worded Health Exhibition, London
1884.  Ace of Spades bears four suitmarks superposed and Goodall & Son.  No numerals or court card indices are included on the cards.

Description:
Background colour: YELLOW SINGLE
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: 52/52
Condition: USED TO PLAY PIQUET - 20 CARDS IN NEAR MINT CONDITION - 32 CARDS LIGHTLY PLAYED WITH
Notes: REISSUE WITH WOOLEY ACE OF SPADES

£1,100

MOS1885_PC

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1885
The Charter granted by King  Charles I with Seal attached.  Ace of Spades bears four suitmarks superposed band Goodall & Son. Design by George Clulow.

Description:
Background colour: CREAM
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: UNBOXED
Number of cards: CREAM 51/52 - missing 10D
Condition: PLAYED WITH CONDITION.
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£750


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1886
Arms of the Company with a design incorporating reversed figures of two Kings and two Queens of Cards in colour and dated.  Ace of Spades bears four suitmarks superposed and Goodall & Son.  Design by George Clulow.

Some later reissues of this card are also undated  in the lower border as well as differing in colour

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MOS1887_DP

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1887
Arms of the Company and the City of London.   Hand of Cards.  Royal Crown, and the words Jubilee 1887 in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of H.M. Queen Victoria.  Ace of Spades bears four suitmarks superposed and Goodall & Son.

Description:
Background colour: BLUE AND PINK
Official Box/ Un-Boxed:DOUBLE OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: 52/52 and 52/52
Condition: BLUE IN PLAYED WITH CONDITION. PINK IN PLAYED WITH CONDITION
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£2,000

WCS_JS 1888

1888 ARMS OF THE COMPANY WORSHIPFUL COMPANY PLAYING CARDS
Arms of the Company supported be men in armour and dated.  Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master.  Made be  the Worshipful Company, (probably Woolley  & Co.). Design by Marcus Ward & Co.
Sea-green coloured background.

Single decks of cards as issued in 1888 by the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards.

Housed in it's original green telescopic box this deck is complete with 52 cards plus the sample cards.

Sea Green Background.

The Ace of Spades portraying the Master at the time - Charles Horsley - interesting to note that one of the Wardens was the great playing card collector of the 19th century - George Clulow.

The deck is near mint.

Insured Postage is free on this item.

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£850.00

 

 

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1889
Arms of the Company surrounded  with lilies of the valley and forget-me-nots, and dated.  Made by the Worshipful Company, (probably Woolley  & Co.).

- White background with Ace of Spades with portrait of George Clulow.
- Blue background with Ace of Spades with portrait of George Clulow as Master of the Worshipful Company.

Description:
Background colour: White and Blue
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Double in official box
Number of cards: 52/52 for both packs
Condition: White in slightly played with condition. Blue in near mint condition.
Notes: Will split - box goes with Blue background

£1,750

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1890
Arms of the Company and the Fives of each suit of cards surrounded with forget-me- nots and dated. Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master.  Made by the Worshipful Company, (probably Woolley  & Co.).


Description:
Background colour: Cream
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: 52/52
Condition: Pack used for Piquet. 20 cards in very good condition. 32cards in played with condition.
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£600

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1891
Arms of the Company supported by men in armour on a plinth. Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master. Made by Goodall & Son

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MOS1892_DP

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1892
Arms of the Company supported by men in armour wih a pointed oval ribbon bearing the name of the Company and dated. Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master. Designed and made by Goodall & Son.
Cream/Pink

Description:
Background colour: CREAM & PINK
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Double Box
Number of cards: 52/52 for Cream - 51/52 for Pink
Condition: Both MINT in makers wrappers
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£2,350

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1893
The design shows the Arms of the Company, the City of London and the Master, together with the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral and the date. The Ace of each suit decorated with a wreath and coloured flowers and the name Chas. Goodall & Son. The court cards represent the Royal costumes of four reigns in English history. Clubs = Plantagenet. Diamonds = Tudor. Hearts = Stuarts. Spades = Hanoverian.

Description:
Background colour: GREEN & PINK
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Double Box
Number of cards: 52/52 and 52/52
Condition: Green in very good condition - Pink in Near Mint Condition.
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£1,900

MOS1894_PP

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1894
Arms of the Company supported by men in armour and dated. Arms of the City of London and Master above, and Tower Bridge and the dome of St Paul's cathedral below. Designed and made by Goodall & Son, Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master.

Description:
Background colour: PINK
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: 52/52
Condition: In played with condition
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£750

MOS1894_CP

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1894
Arms of the Company supported by men in armour and dated. Arms of the City of London and Master above, and Tower Bridge and the dome of St Paul's cathedral below. Designed and made by Goodall & Son, Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master.
Cream/Pink

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Background colour: CREAM
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: 52/52
Condition: In Near Mint Condition
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£1,000


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1895
Seated female figure completing the writing of the Charter for the Records of he Company Incorporated in 1628. Arms of the Company, the City of London and the Master together with the date. Made by Goodall & Son. Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master.
White/Pink

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1896
Miss Patience, Lady in fancy dress holding a playing acrd and standing in front of a screen decorated with suitmarks. Made by thye London Playing Card Co. Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master.
Cream/Blue

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MOS1897_DP

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1897
Mephistopheles and Pierrot standing back to back holding hands of cards.
Cream/Pink

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Background colour: Cream and Pink
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Double Box
Number of cards: 52/52 for both
Condition: Both are in near mint condition
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£1,600

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1898
A blindfold female holding a hand of cards before a wheel of fortune. Four emblematic figures representing Love, Wealth, Strife and Death and four suits, one in each corner.
White/Pink

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1899
A page bringing wine for a cavalier and his lady who are playing acrds. Designed by Miss.S.R.Canton.
White/Blue

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1900
A soldier of the CIV, The City's Old and New Supporters, with St Paul's cathedral in the background. Designed by Mr Cosmo Crump
Cream/Pink

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