Incomplete pack with 27of 52 playing cards depicting the kings and queens of England, including Oliver Cromwell; each monarch portrayed full length, with (except in the case of Cromwell) date of beginning of reign and length of reign; suit mark at top left; missing ace, 5, 8 and queen of diamonds, ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and knave of hearts, ace to 10 of spades, and ace, knave and king of clubs; the card depicting Henry I lacks a suit mark.  Backs plain  c. 1760-1800  Etching    The cards are as follows:    Unidentified suit: Henry I    Hearts:  6. William I  8. Henry II  9. Stephen  Queen. John  King. Henry III    Diamonds:  2. Edward I  3. Edward II  4. Edward III  6. Henry IV  7. Henry V  9. Edward IV  10. Edward V  Knave. George II  King. George III    Spades:  Knave. Oliver Cromwell  Queen. Anne  King. George I    Clubs:  2. Edward VI  3. Mary I  4. Henry VIII  5. James I  6. Charles I  7. Charles II  8. James II  9. Mary II  Queen. Elizabeth I

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1903,1221.21.1

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Incomplete pack with 27of 52 playing cards depicting the kings and queens of England, including Oliver Cromwell; each monarch portrayed full length, with (except in the case of Cromwell) date of beginning of reign and length of reign; suit mark at top left; missing ace, 5, 8 and queen of diamonds, ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and knave of hearts, ace to 10 of spades, and ace, knave and king of clubs; the card depicting Henry I lacks a suit mark. Backs plain c. 1760-1800 Etching The cards are as follows: Unidentified suit: Henry I Hearts: 6. William I 8. Henry II 9. Stephen Queen. John King. Henry III Diamonds: 2. Edward I 3. Edward II 4. Edward III 6. Henry IV 7. Henry V 9. Edward IV 10. Edward V Knave. George II King. George III Spades: Knave. Oliver Cromwell Queen. Anne King. George I Clubs: 2. Edward VI 3. Mary I 4. Henry VIII 5. James I 6. Charles I 7. Charles II 8. James II 9. Mary II Queen. Elizabeth I

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  • Incomplete pack with 27of 52 playing cards depicting the kings and queens of England, including Oliver Cromwell; each monarch portrayed full length, with (except in the case of Cromwell) date of beginning of reign and length of reign; suit mark at top left; missing ace, 5, 8 and queen of diamonds, ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and knave of hearts, ace to 10 of spades, and ace, knave and king of clubs; the card depicting Henry I lacks a suit mark.  Backs plain  c. 1760-1800  Etching    The cards are as follows:    Unidentified suit: Henry I    Hearts:  6. William I  8. Henry II  9. Stephen  Queen. John  King. Henry III    Diamonds:  2. Edward I  3. Edward II  4. Edward III  6. Henry IV  7. Henry V  9. Edward IV  10. Edward V  Knave. George II  King. George III    Spades:  Knave. Oliver Cromwell  Queen. Anne  King. George I    Clubs:  2. Edward VI  3. Mary I  4. Henry VIII  5. James I  6. Charles I  7. Charles II  8. James II  9. Mary II  Queen. Elizabeth I

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  • Incomplete pack with 27of 52 playing cards depicting the kings and queens of England, including Oliver Cromwell; each monarch portrayed full length, with (except in the case of Cromwell) date of beginning of reign and length of reign; suit mark at top left; missing ace, 5, 8 and queen of diamonds, ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and knave of hearts, ace to 10 of spades, and ace, knave and king of clubs; the card depicting Henry I lacks a suit mark.  Backs plain  c. 1760-1800  Etching    The cards are as follows:    Unidentified suit: Henry I    Hearts:  6. William I  8. Henry II  9. Stephen  Queen. John  King. Henry III    Diamonds:  2. Edward I  3. Edward II  4. Edward III  6. Henry IV  7. Henry V  9. Edward IV  10. Edward V  Knave. George II  King. George III    Spades:  Knave. Oliver Cromwell  Queen. Anne  King. George I    Clubs:  2. Edward VI  3. Mary I  4. Henry VIII  5. James I  6. Charles I  7. Charles II  8. James II  9. Mary II  Queen. Elizabeth I

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