A pack of wide, beaver and maple design playing cards by Goodall & Son Ltd, paired with a period metal case. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is an early 20th century pack of wide playing cards by Goodall & Son Limited of London. We've matched it with a rare metal case from around the same period.
Goodall were one of the main British manufacturers of playing cards, among other things. They're good quality, vintage playing cards and still usable.
The metal case is well designed to pivot at one end, so it opens like a book. Inside, the cards are held in place by a fold-over, metal strap, decorated with a small picture of a club under celluloid, and aligned with a circular hole in the front cover. Press the club to push open the tin.
Who made them and when?
Goodall playing cards can be dated by the decoration on the Ace of spades. This pack dates between the late 1890s and early 1920s. The tin matches in size, and may be German, but there's no maker's mark.
What condition are they in?
- The cards are in good condition with no marks or folds
- All 52 cards plus the joker are present
- The backs are clean
- On some cards the fronts have faint marks or stains
- The tin has wear, rust spots and missing paint
What are the measurements?
- 9.5cm high
- 7cm wide
- 2cm depth
- 199 grams
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