English Playing Cards

Series 'M': Cards with makers' own aces from 1862-1900

After the Old Frizzle aces, from 1862 makers were able to design their own (the tax remained payable, on the wrappers).

The series goes up to 1900 purely to limit the size and scope of examples...

The rightmost column refers to types identified in The Standard English Pattern by Ken Lodge,
and /or in Michael Goodall's series of books on Minor british Playing card Makers of the 19th Century.

Alphabetical by Maker: Click on the links below...

plainbacks reference number and maker Date Estimate

Pack Type

M10 Bancks Bros late Hunt 1862-1870 HB1
M80 Bancks Bros late Hunt c 1870
M2 Bancks Bros late Hunt 1862-1880 HB1.1
M24 Bancks Bros c 1870 HBNS2
M21 Bancks Bros late Hunt c 1880 HB6
M51 Bancks Brothers c 1880 HB6
M55 Bancks Brothers 1862-1880 HB1.1
M56 Bancks Brothers 1862-1870 HB3
M62 Bancks Brothers 1862-1870 HB3
M12 De La Rue 1862-1865 D4.1
M48 De La Rue 1862-1865 D4.1
M49 De La Rue 1862-1865 D4.1
M3 De La Rue 1865-1875 D5
M41 De La Rue "Fourth Quality" 1865-1875 D5.1
M42 De La Rue "Fourth Quality" 1865-1875 D5.1
M4 De La Rue 1870- D6
M16 De La Rue 1870- D6
M13 De La Rue 1870- D6
M17 De La Rue 1870- D6
M73 De La Rue 1875 D6
M74 De La Rue 1875 D6
M76 De La Rue 1875 D6
M92 De La Rue 1875 D6
M8 De La Rue 1878-c1900 D6 patience/ 'dexter'
M40 De La Rue "Dexter" 1878-c1900 D6 'dexter'
M68 De La Rue 1880 D6 small index
M72 De La Rue 1880 D6 small index
M86 De La Rue 1880 D6
M84 De La Rue 1885 D6.1
M85 De La Rue 1885 D6
M87 De La Rue 1890 D6
M69 De La Rue 1890 D6
M91 De La Rue 1890 D6
M88 De La Rue 1895 D6
M89 De La Rue 1895 D6
M90 De La Rue 1895 D6.1
M47 De La Rue 1900 D6
M61 James English 1865-1867 E1 ace 1
M60 James English 1867-1870 E1 ace 1.1
M37 James English 1873-1875 E1 ace 2.1
M57 James English 1870-1873 E1 ace 2
M1 James English 1875-1880 E1a ace 2.1
M23 James English 1875-1880 E1b ace 2.1
M63 Goodall c 1863 GD xx 2-end courts, 1-way pips
M50 Goodall 1863-1865 GD3 ace 2
M52 Goodall 1863-1865 GD3 ace 2
M53 Goodall 1863-1865 GD3 ace 2
M58 Goodall 1865-1870 GD3 ace 3
M5 Goodall & Son 1867-1870 GD3e ace 4
M66 Goodall & Son 1867-1875 G3.1 (4th qual)
M15 Goodall 1870-1880 GD4 ace 4
M67 Goodall 1870-1880 G4.1 (4th qual)
M20 Goodall Euchre c 1871 GD3
M77 Goodall 4th Quality c 1880
M83 Goodall 4th Quality c 1880
M78 Goodall c 1880
M79 Goodall narrow index c 1890
M81 Goodall narrow index c 1890
M70 Goodall c 1890
M9 Goodall & Son 'Pasha'  1900 GDR4/ Lodge G6
M30 Hunts Playing Card Manf. Co c 1875 JH1 ace 2.1
M33 Hunts Playing Card Manf. Co c 1875 JH1 ace 2.1
M34 Joseph Hunt 1865-1873 JH1 ace 1.1
M32 Joseph Hunt 1872-1875 JH1 ace 2
M19 Joseph Hunt 1870-1875 JH2 ace 1
M31 Hunts Playing Card Manf. Co 1880-1882 JH3 ace 2.1
M65 Hunts Playing Card Manf. Co 1880-1882 JH xx
M45 Joseph Hunt c 1875 JH1 ace 2.1
M64 London Playing Card Co. c 1890 -
M71 London Playing Card Co. c 1895 -
M43 Mitchell 1890  
M82 Mitchell 1885  
M44 Peerless 1885-1890 E2
M6 Perry c 1867 CS1
M29 Reynolds and sons 1862-1865 R1
M59 Reynolds and sons 1862-1865 R1
M27 Reynolds and sons 1865-1880 R2
M26 Reynolds and sons 1875-1885 R2.1
M25 Reynolds and sons 1875-1885 R2.1
M28 Reynolds and sons 1875-1885 R2.1
M39 Reynolds and sons 1875-1885 R2.1
M22 Willis c 1870 (back) WL1
M11 Willis c 1871 (back) WL1
M38 Willis 1867-1885 WL1
M14 Willis 1883 WL3
M54 Willis 1883 WL3
M18 Woolley 1862-1880 WY1a
M35 Woolley & Co 1862-1880 WY1
M36 Woolley & Co 1862-1880 WY1a
M46 Woolley & Co 1880-1892 WY2b
M75 Woolley & Co c 1880
M7 Woolley 'Gt Mogul' 1878-1892 WY2a