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PLAYING CARDS FROM THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY
for the years 1901 to 1944

 

MASTER INSTALLATION PACKS OF PLAYING CARDS 1901 to 1944

YEAR DESCRIPTIONS FROM THE WCMPC WEBSITE 

PLEASE CLICK OF THE DATE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN

1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920

MOS1901_DD

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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

Description:
Background colour: Both
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Two Taxwrapped Packs
Condition: As Issued
Notes:

£700

MOS1902_DD

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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

Description:
Background colour: Both
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: 52/52 +1 for both colours
Condition: MINT [ Not tax wrapped ]
Notes:

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

£450

MOS1903_DD

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1903

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

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

Description:
Background colour: Both
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Two Tax Wrapped Decks
Condition: As issued
Notes:

£600

MOS1904_DD

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

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Two tax Wrapped Decks
Condition: As issues
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£550

MOS1905_DD

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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

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box for both decks
Number of cards: White is Tax Wraped, Blue 52+2 Mint
Condition:
Notes:

£750

MOS1906_DD

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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

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Two decks both Tax Wrapped
Condition: As issued
Notes:

£700

MOS1907_DD

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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

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Two Decks both Tax Wrapped
Condition: As issued
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£600

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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

Description:
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Official Box/ Un-Boxed:
Number of cards: 52/52
Condition:
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NOT IN STOCK

MOS1909_DD

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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.

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: In official Single Boxes
Number of cards: Taw Wrapped
Condition: As issued
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£500

MOS1910_DD

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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

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: In Official Single Boxes
Number of cards: Tax Wrapped
Condition: As issued
Notes:

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

£400

MOS1911_DD

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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
Packs in cases with emblematic borders appropriate to India were presented to the
King  and Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Both Tax Wrapped
Condition: As issued
Notes:

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

£450

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1912

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

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Number of cards: 52/52
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NOT IN STOCK

MOS1913_DD

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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

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Red is Tax Wrapped, White is Mint 52/52 + 1
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£500

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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

Description:
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Number of cards: 52/52
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NOT IN STOCK

MOS1915_DD

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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.

Description:
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Notes:

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

 

NOT IN STOCK

MOS1916_DD

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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

Description:
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Number of cards:
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First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

 

NOT IN STOCK

MOS1917_DD

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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.

Description:
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Number of cards:
Condition:
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First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

 

NOT IN STOCK

MOS1918_DD

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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.
(A).   Brown leaves and details with a white border.
(B).  Light blue leaves and details with a white border.

Description:
Background colour: Both
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: BOTH PACKS TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED _ TWO SINGLE BOXES
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£425

MOS1919_SD

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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

Description:
Background colour: White Border
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Tax Wrapped
Condition: As issued Single Deck
Notes:

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

£210

MOS1920_DD

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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

Description:
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Official Box/ Un-Boxed:
Number of cards:
Condition:
Notes:

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

 

NOT IN STOCK

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