Forged Ace 'Blanchard' ~1765
Ace Type A1 (1765-1776) *
The AS is woodblock and a forgery.
This forgery - always Plate 59 - is well represented in collections!
the cards otherwise could be genuine Blanchard
* "Taxation on Playing-cards in England from 1711 to 1960", John Berry, IPCS Papers No. 3, Jan 2001.