English Playing Cards

Series 'A': Cards with Garter Aces from 1765-1801

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The 'Ace Types' on the right identify the tax ace in John Berry , Taxation on Playing-Cards in England from 1711 to 1960,  IPCS papers No. 3, Jan. 2001.

A1 is George III, No additional duty, 1765-1776
A1a same for smaller format cards
A8 (x) , George III, Exportation Ace (tax exempt), 1765-1828

plainbacks reference number and maker Date Estimate

Ace Type

A3 Gibson 1769-1776 A1
A11 McEvoy 1765-1776 A1
A1 Blanchard (Faro) 1765-1769 A1a
A4 McEvoy (Faro) 1765-1776 A1a
A27 Hart (Faro) 1765-1776 A1a
A14 Forgery "Blanchard" c 1770 A1 forgery
A2 Hart (Exportation Ace) 1765-1775 A8 (x)
A16 Hart (Export) 1770 A8 (x)
A18 Fullerton (Dublin) 1760-1772 Eire
A25 Hart c 1768 A1
A28 Hart c 1770 A8 (x)
A29 Hart c 1790 A8 (x)
A31 Rowley c 1765 A1

A2 George III, 6d additional duty shown, 1776-1789
A2a same for smaller format cards
A8 (x) , George III, Exportation Ace (tax exempt), 1765-1828

plainbacks reference number and maker Date Estimate Ace Type
A6 Gibson & Gisborne 1776-1789 A2
A26 Llewellyn 1776-1789 A2
A9 Gibson & Gisborne (Faro) 1776-1789 A2a
A33 Hart (Faro) 1776-1789 A2a

A3 George III, 6d additional duty shown twice, 1789-1801
A3a same for smaller format cards
A8 (x) , George III, Exportation Ace (tax exempt), 1765-1828

plainbacks reference number and maker Date Estimate Ace Type
A7 Gibson 1789-1801 A3
A8 Gibson & Gisborne 1789-1801 A3
A10 Hall 1789-1801 A3
A12 Brotherton 1789-1801 A3
A13 Gibson & Gisborne 1789-1801 A3
A15 Gibson 1789-1801 A3
A17 Hall 1789-1801 A3
A23 Hunt 1799 A3
A19 Fleming (Dublin) 1790 Eire
A22 Unknown (from Genoa) 1795 A8 (x)
A5 French (Exportation Ace) 1800 A8 (x)
A24 Ludlow/ Wheeler 1800 A3
A21 H French 1801 A8 (x)
A30 Hart 1789-1801 A3
A32 T Wheeler / Ludlow 1800 A3