c.1860 De La Rue, Emblem of Princess of Wales 48/52

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Antique Great Mogul English Playing Cards

incomplete 48/52


Published by De La Rue & Co., London, England, c.1860

Deck: 19th century Thomas De La Rue & Co. English Playing Cards


Description:  c.1855-65 De La Rue & Co. Playing Cards with Owen Jones Emblem of the Princess of Wales, no indices and one-way pips. Incomplete with 51/52 cards.  Chromolithographic stencils.


Deck Identifiers:

· Ace: a three pence duty card designed by Owen Jones, bearing maker's name "De La Rue & Co."

· Stencils: chromolithograph

· Reverses: printed with the arms of the Princess of Wales on a ground of lilies

· Pips: one-way

· Indices: No indices

· Style: turned courts


Good condition; incomplete, 48/52 cards (lacking K of hearts, 3 of spades, 8 of clubs, & 9 of diamonds); signs of wear and soiling from use; occasional stains; rubbed edges and bumped corners; age discoloration and minor signs of patina. (see photographs)

Card Dimensions:  9.4 cm X  6.4 cm