c.1830 Hardy & Sons Playing Cards

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Antique 19th Century English Playing Cards 52/52 


Published by Hardy & Sons, London, England, c.1830

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Deck:  Hardy & Sons English Standing Courts, duty one shilling Old Frizzle Ace, "Dieu et Mon Droit"

An example of Hardy's type III courts redrawn in his own style with staring eyes.


Deck Identifiers:

· Style: English Standing Courts

·Courts: Standing

·Pips: One-way pips

·Suits: English suit markers

· Indices: No indices

· Paper: Thick pasteboard

·Corner: Square

· Reverses: Plain pink reverses


Cards in good condition, complete 52/52 cards, with signs of some wear from use; occasional stains and light toning, minor surface scuffing and soiling; five of Diamonds with corner crease. (see photographs)

Card Dimensions:  9.4 cm X  6.4 cm