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PLAYING CARDS FROM THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY

 

MASTER INSTALLATION PACKS OF PLAYING CARDS 1986 to PRESENT DAY

YEAR DESCRIPTIONS FROM THE WCMPC WEBSITE 

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1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MOS1988_DD

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1988
Australian Bicentenary. 1788-1988.

Showing a portrait of Captain James Cook and the Flag of Australia. s with descriptive leaflet. (A). Green background (B). Blue background
A double pack was presented to the High Commissioner of Australia.

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First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.35 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00 [UK] - £7.00 other countries.

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£35.00

MOS1992_DD3

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1992
Bicentenary of the Grant of Livery, 27 November 1792. Arms of the Company supported by men in armour and dated, made with leaflet.

Design by John Bainbridge at the College of Arms.
A Red border B Orange border
On 30th November 1993 the Honorary Freedom was presented to Anne Walford, wife of Past master Alderman Christopher Walford, at a Court Meeting at Innholders’ Hall, for her charitable work on behalf of the Company and support in her husband's Mastership and Shrieval years.

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MOS1993_DD2

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1993
Channel Tunnel. Showing the first train passing through on 20th June 1993, the official opening by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and President Mitterand of France, 6th May 1994

Made with leaflet.
A Blue border B Red border

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MOS1994_DD

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1994
Christopher R.Walford. A portrait of the first Lord Mayor to be a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, with descriptive leaflet.


A Red and Pink B Blue and Light Blue
The design includes Tower Bridge to celebrate the Centenary of the Opening in 1894

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£35.00

MOS1995_DD

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1995
50th Anniversary of VE Day, 1945-1995. Showing St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London with descriptive leaflet.


A Maroon border B Green border

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£50.00

MOS1996_DD

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1996
The Centenary of the British Motor Industry. 1896 - 1996. Showing veteran and modem Daimler cars with descriptive leaflet.


A Goodall style Ace of Spades with Master's portrait superposed.
Special Joker adapted from a Goodall Whist Scorer. Design by Clive Abbott.
A Red background B Blue background


At a Court meeting on 9th October 1997 at Armoury House, Mr. John Berry was presented with the Honorary Freedom of the Company for cataloguing the Company's collection and organising the first exhibition in 1994 in the year of our Lord Mayor.

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£40.00

MOS1997_DD2

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1997
50th Anniversary of the Wedding of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, 1947 - 1997.

Made by S.D.P. (Special Design Products) Ltd.
A Red border B Blue border


A double pack was sent to H.M the Queen and H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh.

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£50.00

MOS1998_DD10

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1998
Diana, Princess of Wales. Remembering her life with Descriptive leaflet.


Made by S.D.P. (Special Design Products) Ltd.
A Silver border B Gold border

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£25.00

MOS1999_DD

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1999
The Last Great Twentieth Century Record of Aviation. The Circumnavigation of the World by Hot Air Balloon with descriptive leaflet.


Made by S.D.P (Special Design Products) Ltd.
A Green background B Blue background

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Pack presented to Brian Jones, Pilot of the Breitling Orbiter 3.

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MOS2000_DD5

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2000
Design celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Christ by showing 14 of the many different crosses used in heraldry.


Design by Tim Noad from the College of Arms, with descriptive leaflet.
The cards were made by S. D. P. (Special Design Products) Ltd.
A White background B Gold border.

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MOS2001_DD6
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2001
The Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London Commemorating the Tri-Centenary 1701 - 2001 with a descriptive leaflet.


Made by S.D.P. (Special Design Products) Ltd.
A) Blue with gold border. B) Red with gold border

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£25.00

MOS2002_DD3

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2002
Design showing the Coat of Arms of the Company with playing cards and postage stamps and reference to the Golden Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth.

Representation made of St.Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh together with the fleur-de-Iys of France. With 2 Jokers dressed in tartan.with descriptive leaflet.
Design by Brad Baker. Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master.
Made by Games & Print Services ( Canvey Island, UK )
A) Green background. B) Purple background.

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£40.00

MOS2003_DD9

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2003
The design celebrates the return of Temple Bar to the City of London. Built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1670, and removed from Fleet Street in 1878 to Hertfordshire, the gateway returned to London to be incorporated in the Paternoster scheme, north of St. Paul’s Cathedral in 2004.


Reproduction of the Mediaeval pack made by the New York Consolidated Card Co. in 1897.
Designed with one Joker showing the original back design and another showing the original Joker.
Master's portrait in the centre of the Ace of Spades.
Design by Brad Baker.With descriptive leaflet.
Made by Games & Print Services ( Canvey Island, UK )
A) Black border. B) Purple border.

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£125.00

MOS2004_DD9

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2004
The Bi-centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Based on the first pack issued to commemorate the Centenary, the design utilises the 1905 frame and features a portrait of Nelson by Fruger, HMS Victory, the Arms of the Company granted in 1982, the Trafalgar class submarine Turbulent affiliated to the Company, and the Sainsbury wing of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square in London.


The faces of the cards are a reproduction of a pack made about 1805 by the card maker I. Hardy, including the Ace of Spades as an extra card. James Hardy was Master in 1803 and so would have been a cardmaker at the time of Trafalgar.
The jokers are based on reproductions of the "Great Mogul" mark that could have been used on the wrappers for the cards themselves.
Design by Brad Baker. Made by Richard Edward Limited. With a descriptive leaflet.
A. Cream background. B. Blue background

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MOS2005_DD12

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2005
The 250th Anniversary of the publishing of Dr.1ohnson 's English Dictionary.


Design showing portrait of Dr.1ohnson and his house, 17 Gough Square, off Fleet Street in London. Reproduction of the only known example of the first issue of Kimberley's Royal National Patriotic pack held in the Company's collection published in 1892.
Jokers featuring Dr.1ohnson in his travelling dress, with the back as an extra card.
Master's portrait in the centre of the Ace of Spades. With descriptive leaflet.
Design by Brad Baker. Made by Richard Edward Ltd.
A) Blue border. B) Red border.

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MOS2006_DD10

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2006
The Time and Space Project at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Featuring John Harrison's clock design that conquered the longitude measuring dilemma for shipping. Reproduction of the Hodges Astronomical playing cards published in 1828. Jokers feature John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, and John Harrison, the clockmaker.


Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master plus an additional Ace of Stop forth & Son, the original maker. With descriptive leaflet.
Design by Brad Baker. Made by Richard Edward Ltd.
A) Blue border. B) Red border.

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MOS2008_DD

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2008
The Bicentenary of Charles Darwin's Birth in February 1809 and the 150th anniversary of the first publication of his book' On the Origin of Species' in November 1859.


The images on the card faces refer to his naturalist collections while on board HMS Beagle during the 5 year world voyage which included the Galapagos Islands. Design shows the ship, the Galapagos Archipelago and a portrait of Darwin. Additional packs were printed by Carta Mundi for charity without the Master's Ace of Spades and the Company's Coat of Arms. Similar packs were presented to the lady guests at the Mansion House banquet.With a descriptive leaflet.
Design by Brad Baker with a portrait of the Master in the centre of the Ace of Spades and the Ace- of Hearts with a portrait of the Master's Lady. Made by Richard Edward Ltd.
A) Green border. B) Red border.

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£45.00

MOS2010_DD
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2010
The Streets of the City of London, circa 1811.


These cards mark the 200th Anniversary of the publication of the first complete pack of English Transformation cards. Cards with designs representing the names of the City streets. The Jokers are representations of the two mythical giants Gog and Magog in the Guildhall in the City of London.
Back design with the City of London dragon.
Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master Jonathan M F Crowther Ace of Hearts with portrait of the Master's Lady. With a descriptive booklet including the names of the streets as shown.
Design by close friend Roger based in Australia. Made by Richard Edward Ltd.
A) Green background. B) Blue background.

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£45.00

MOS2011_DD2
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2011
The Master Lance E Whitehouse chose the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens as his commemoration.

Court cards and Jokers with cartoons of characters from Charles Dickens novels.
Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master in colour.
Design by Brad Baker. With a leaflet endorsed by the Lord Mayor.
Made by Richard Edward Ltd.
A). Green border. B) Dk. Red border.

Similar packs were printed by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor Alderman David Hugh Wootton, with the Lord Mayor’s portrait on the Ace of Spades and the Lord Mayor’s coat of arms in place of the Company’s coat of arms. These single packs, in a tuck box where made to raise funds for the Charles Dickens Museum of which Alderman Wootton is the Chairman of Trustees.

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MOS2012_DD
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2012
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne and the beginning of her reign in 1952.


The Court cards depict famous portraits of Kings, Queens and Princes of Wales from the Royal Houses of Tudor, Stuart, Hanover, Saxe-Coburg and Windsor.
A gift of these cards was sent to Her Majesty the Queen.
The Ace of Spades contains a portrait of the Master, Rev’d Canon Nigel Nicholson CF DL. With a descriptive leaflet written by L/M Nicholas Parsons containing a unique timeline graph of the duration of Royal reigns since 1066.
A. Burgundy red background. B. Royal blue background

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