c.1840 Bancks Brothers, Successors to Hunt & Sons, 47/52 Cards

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Antique English Playing Cards


Published by Bancks Brothers, Successors to Hunt & Sons, London, England, c. 1840

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Description:  Antique English playing cards published by the Bancks Brothers, Successors o Hunt & Sons, c.1840. Old Frizzle Ace of Spades, duty one shilling. 


Deck Identifiers:

· Style: English

·Courts: Standing

·Pips: One-way

·Suits: English

· Indices: No indices

· Paper: solid paste board cardstock

·Corner: square

· Reverses: plain pink paper


Cards in good condition, incomplete (47/52 of cards)  missing the 2 and 4 of Hearts, the Ace, 2 and Queen of diamonds. Signs of patina and wear, with darkening and occasional spots, rubs, and stains. (see photographs).

Card Dimensions:  9.3 cm X  6.4 cm