Cary Playing Card Collection

The records of The Jumble Club, a group dedicated to playing whist (and *only* whist) which thrived in Glasgow, Scotland, approximately between 1799 and 1877. The records consist of 4 ledgers containing minutes of meetings, with additional meeting minutes, inventories, insurance policy, checkbook. flyers and other related papers and ephemera. And they came in a lovely metal coffer, complete with a set of keys, none of which fit the box lock.
May 4, 2009
A selection of handmade and delicately stencil-printed playing cards, made by inmates of Russian prisons, ca. 1980s - 1990s.
March 30, 2009
Another sample book, for cards produced in, and proudly representing, the Irish Free State, ca. 1936.
March 17, 2009
A saleman's sample book for a line of playing cards produced in Northern Germany, circa the early 1950s.  
February 16, 2009
From the "Vacuation" card game, England, ca. 1940
May 24, 2008
Back patterns for American playing cards (from the Cary Collection) USA3 USA167 USA10 USA9
March 17, 2008
Portrait of George Washington on a playing card, Hearts (Cary USA 204)
February 18, 2008


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