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1:19pm on Wednesday, 21st July, 2021:

Goodall 1893


I bought some more playing cards for my collection!

These are by Charles Goodall, dated 1893. They're the "historical" deck, so each suit represents an English royal house (clubs are Plantagenet, diamonds are Tudor, hearts are Stuart, spades are Hanoverian). They're classed as luxury by Goodall, so are quite expensive: two shillings for a normal pack, but half a crown for ones with gilt edges (which mine do). Two and six in 1893 is about ten pounds in today's money.

The deck cost me less than ten pounds, which is nice but may be explained by the fact that it has no box, smells of smoke and someone has written the word "MONK" on the Ace of Spades.

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