c.1840 Hardy & Sons Playing Cards

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Antique 19th Century English Playing Cards 52/52 


Published by Hardy & Sons, London, England, c.1830-40

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


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: Green reverses with intricate floral pattern in blue


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

Card Dimensions:  9.2 cm X  6.4 cm