Facsimile and reproduction packs

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Astronomical Cards by Piatnik, 2001 - Cat Ref 13651 Astronomical Cards 
by Piatnik, 2001
Cat Ref: 13651

** ONLY ONE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Reproduction of the famous Hodges Astronomical Cards of 1827 with modern suit-signs and indices added. Gods and goddesses shown on the court cards while the remaining cards illustrate the seasons, constellations and the signs of the zodiac. Each suit originally printed in a different colour. Plain, cream-coloured backs.

Size: 63 x 88mm.

52 cards + 3 additional cards with text in German, English and Spanish 

£5.75

Fortune Telling Playing Cards of 1714 (Facsimile) (2004 printing) by Harry Margary - Cat Ref 14064 Fortune Telling Playing Cards of 1714 (Facsimile) (2004 printing) 
by Harry Margary
Cat Ref: 14064

** ONLY THREE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Facsimile of a fortune-telling pack first published in 1714. Cards numbered I to XIII in the usual four suits. In addition, the cards bear figures and diagrams which can be used to tell fortunes. Uncoloured. Square corners, blank backs. Not plastic coated.

Size: 62 x 98 mm

52 cards + 2 instruction cards + 1 (modern) title card + leaflet 

£11.50

Frost Fair print - 1684 by R. Somerville - Cat Ref 14089 Frost Fair print - 1684 
by R. Somerville
Cat Ref: 14089
The "Frost Fair" on the frozen Thames, 1683. Published by William Warter in 1684. Facsimile published by R. Somerville in 1995 with kind permission of Guildhall Library, Corporation of London.

This print makes an interesting pair with that under our cat ref 14090 which has been marked up to be used as playing cards.

Available as a pair with cat ref 14090. See cat ref 11955 to buy a pair at a discounted rate.

Size: 458 x 410 mm 

£7.00

Frost Fair print - 1717 by R. Somerville - Cat Ref 14090 Frost Fair print - 1717 
by R. Somerville
Cat Ref: 14090
William Warter's "Frost Fair" engraving of 1684, altered to represent the 1716 Frost Fair on the frozen Thames, and divided as a pack of 40 pip cards. Published by John Lenthall, Warter's son-in-law and successor, in October 1717. Facsimile published by R. Somerville in 1995 with kind permission of Guildhall Library, Corporation of London.

Available as a pair with cat ref 14089 . See cat ref 11955 to buy a pair at a discounted rate.

Size: 450 x 403 mm 

£7.00

Frost Fair prints - pair published by R. Somerville - Cat Ref 11955 Frost Fair prints - pair 
published by R. Somerville
Cat Ref: 11955
A pair of prints published by R. Somerville. See cat refs 14089 & 14090 for full details of each print.  £12.50

  Jeu Grotesque & Les Grecs Les Turcs 
by Ed. del Solleone
Cat Ref: 10453

** ONLY FOUR PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Reproductions (in miniature) of two different packs, the Jeu Grotesque and the card game for children called Les Grecs Les Turcs, contained in the same small tuck box. Square corners.

Size: 34 x 51 mm

32 cards & 30 cards + 2 additional cards 

£4.00

Jeu Portrait Francais en Pied by Grimaud, 1983 - Cat Ref 10176 Jeu Portrait Francais en Pied 
by Grimaud, 1983
Cat Ref: 10176

** ONLY NINE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Facsimile of standard Paris pattern pack of 1816, on laid paper.

Size: 55 x 84 mm

52 cards + 1 additional card

(AKA 1129) 

£6.00

  Le Jeu de la Guerre 
by Ed. del Solleone, 1981
Cat Ref: 10461

** ONLY THREE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Facsimile of a pack dealing with many different aspects of war, first published in Paris, 1698. Square corners. Numbered edition of 1200 packs.

Size: 55.5 x 84 mm

52 cards + 2 title cards 

£10.00

Morden's Map Cards of 1676 (Facsimile) by Harry Margary - Cat Ref 10403 Morden's Map Cards of 1676 (Facsimile) 
by Harry Margary
Cat Ref: 10403

** ONLY EIGHT PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Facsimile of Morden's playing cards, first published in 1676. Each card bears a small map of either an English or a Welsh county and information about the county depicted. Conveniently, in 1676 there were exactly 52 English and Welsh counties. First atlas of England and Wales to indicate roads. Hearts and Diamonds printed in red, otherwise uncoloured. Square corners, blank backs. Not plastic coated.

Size: 62 x 98 mm.

52 cards + 2 extra cards + leaflet 

£11.50

Tiroler Spielkarten by Piatnik, 1984 - Cat Ref 10029 Tiroler Spielkarten 
by Piatnik, 1984
Cat Ref: 10029

** ONLY ONE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Reprint of a German-suited pack originally published in 1878 by J. Handl of Innsbruck. Courts depict named historical figures, vignettes of historical or pastoral scenes on pip cards, trophies on deuces.

Size: 55 x 96 mm

36 cards + booklet in German 

£10.00

  Von Lebensglück und Narretey 
by Piatnik, 1987.
Cat Ref: 10036

** ONLY TWO SETS LEFT IN STOCK **

Reproductions of 2 German-suited packs from Vienna Biedermeier period with original designs by Matthäus Loder (1781-1828). Both have same courts but slightly different humorous vignettes on pip cards. One pack reproduced in unpublished state (later issued by J. G. Uffenheimer, 1826), other as issued by Max Uffenheimer, 1832.

35/36 cards + 36/36 cards + booklet in German 

£33.50

Wilhelm Tell Wilmos by Piatnik - Cat Ref 11736 Wilhelm Tell Wilmos 
by Piatnik
Cat Ref: 11736

** ONLY TWO PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Indices: none

Size: 53 x 91 mm

Please request confirmation of the number of cards in this pack. 

£10.00