Plainbacks A3
Gibson ~1774

Ace Type A1 (1765-1776) *
Gibson took over the business of Blanchard, from 1770.
Suggested date from plate number and later cards are with Gisborne **
Charles Gibson was Master of WCMPC 1773-4***

* "Taxation on Playing-cards in England from 1711 to 1960", John Berry, IPCS Papers No. 3, Jan 2001.
** "Woodblock and stencil", Ken Lodge and Paul Bostock, Publ. K R Lodge, 2014.
*** "The Makers of Playing Cards of London", John G Thorpe, WCMPC, 2017 Edn