18th Century - 1770s Playing Cards
18th Century - 1770s Playing Cards
18th Century - 1770s Playing Cards

18th Century - 1770s Playing Cards

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Originally entitled "Monarchs of Europe" and printed by Rowley & Co, n.d. (c. 1774-1776), of London, this set of cards are the first known non standard playing cards designed and produced within the United Kingdom. We are pleased to offer our reproduction of these cards on period linen card stock and restored to their original appearance. These are both some of the most accurate period reproductions that you can find, as well as the most unique around, being printed on authentic period heavy weight linen paper. As is the case with the originals, please note that these cards have a blank back.

These cards are notable for their inclusion of various leaders and monarchs as the suit cards, with similar imagery for all other cards. This is also a complete deck, including all 52 cards. As many of the cards were severely damaged, I have had to recreate many of them by hand, based on the remaining images, so you won't find these cards anywhere else!

This item is made to order and will be ready in less than one to two weeks (usually sooner) from the order date.

All items are sold as is and are produced on a per order basis; each work is a custom piece and reproduced (where applicable) by hand and using period materials as close as possible to the original materials used in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. All items may be subject to a delay and currently each item will require one to two weeks to produce and ship from our workshop, unless otherwise noted. All bespoke modern and historical clothing and items are dependent upon the measurements provided by you, the buyer and we cannot take responsibility for misfitting items as a result of improperly provided measurements and associated requirements. Custom fitting appointments are available in person and virtually, for those who require them and where applicable; please contact us as to arrange such an appointment. Please contact us for special requests, specific items that you might have in mind and other such requirements that we might be able to assist you with.