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First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley
First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley
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Esp/Zener Cards
Esp/Zener Cards
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King of Hearts/Card
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Selection of tarot cards from traditional Marseille pack
Selection of tarot cards from traditional Marseille pack
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Tarot Card 18 - La Lune (The Moon)
Tarot Card 18 - La Lune (The Moon)
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Cardini - Magician (Richard Valentine Pitchford)
Cardini - Magician (Richard Valentine Pitchford)
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Coach and horses in the snow on a Christmas card
Coach and horses in the snow on a Christmas card
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Pin-up Girl playing card by Arthur Ferrier
Pin-up Girl playing card by Arthur Ferrier
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Christmas card, Rabbit and robin
Christmas card, Rabbit and robin
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Colour blindness test
Colour blindness test
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Owl and foxes carrying food on a Christmas card
Owl and foxes carrying food on a Christmas card
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Kay Snap - Mr Bobby the Policeman
Kay Snap - Mr Bobby the Policeman
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First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley Featured Image

First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley

Reputedly the first Christmas card, this was designed by Horsley in 1843, and a coloured version sent out by Sir Henry Cole in 1846.
Commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in London on 1 May 1843. The central picture shows three generations of a family raising a toast to the card's recipient: on either side are charity scenes including food and clothing being given to the poor. Allegedly the image of the family drinking wine together proved controversial, but the idea was shrewd: Cole had helped introduce the Penny Post three years earlier. Two batches totaling 2, 050 cards were printed and sold that year for a shilling each, and of those just a dozen are known to have survived.
We are offering reproduction prints of the original design. In 2001 an original version sold for a record 22, 500 pounds sterling at auction in Devizes, Wiltshire, England. After attracting bids from collectors in Britain and America, it eventually sold for the record-breaking price.
The auctioned card was especially sought after because it was sent by Sir Henry to his grandmother and aunt, and signed by the great Victorian.
John Callcott Horsley was an English painter, illustrator, and designer. Born in London on 29 January 1817, he was the grand-nephew of the English landscape painter Sir Augustus Callcott. His sister, Mary Elizabeth Horsley, was the wife of the famous British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Horsley studied painting at the Royal Academy where he met the painter Thomas Webster. His paintings were largely of historical subjects set in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, influenced by the Dutch masters Pieter de Hooch and Vermeer. From 1875 to 1897, Horsley was a rector and treasurer of the Royal Academy. Because he was strictly against nude models he earned the nickname "Clothes-Horsley".
Cole is credited with devising the concept of sending greeting cards at Christmas time

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Alice in Wonderland, Alice at the croquet game
Alice in Wonderland, Alice at the croquet game
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Fortuna by Ernest Board
Fortuna by Ernest Board
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Tarot Card 17 - Les Etoiles (The Stars)
Tarot Card 17 - Les Etoiles (The Stars)
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Tarot Card 6 - L'Amoureux (The Lover or Lovers)
Tarot Card 6 - L'Amoureux (The Lover or Lovers)
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Six owl bellringers on a Christmas card
Six owl bellringers on a Christmas card
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Card Game - The Game of Suffragette
Card Game - The Game of Suffragette
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Queen of Spades
Queen of Spades
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Butterflies and flowers on a palette-shaped Christmas card
Butterflies and flowers on a palette-shaped Christmas card
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German Playing Card Pack
German Playing Card Pack
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Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou (The Fool)
Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou (The Fool)
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Tarot Card 21 - Le Monde (The World)
Tarot Card 21 - Le Monde (The World)
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PLAYING CARDS, c1915. A cowboy and a Native American man seated on a blanket
PLAYING CARDS, c1915. A cowboy and a Native American man seated on a blanket
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Card Game - The Game of Suffragette Featured Image

Card Game - The Game of Suffragette

The Game of Suffragette was devised and produced by the Kensington branch of the Women's Social & Political Union. It was announced in the November 1907 issue of the Union's publication, Votes for Women'. Although it may be recommended as a novel form of propaganda, let it not be thought that there is no fun in it. The game consisted of sets of cards including Broken Promises, The Career of the Suffragettes, Pie Crust Principles and The Sensational Press'. There are portrait cards and others with line illustrations, each has the Haunted House image, by David Wilson on the reverse. David Wilson, (1873-1935) produced the dark and brooding image of the woman a top the Houses of Parliament for the Daily Chronicle in April 1907. It was then used as the front cover illustration for the first issue of Votes for Women in October 1907. Also includes a copy of the original rules. Date: 1907

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Perseus constellation
Perseus constellation
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Justice as depicted on a Tarot card
Justice as depicted on a Tarot card
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Fletts Happy Families - Mr Marmalade
Fletts Happy Families - Mr Marmalade
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Harry Houdini, king of cards
Harry Houdini, king of cards
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Tarot Card - As d'Epee (Ace of Swords)
Tarot Card - As d'Epee (Ace of Swords)
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Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)
Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)
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Westminster Bridge and Parliament on a Christmas card
Westminster Bridge and Parliament on a Christmas card
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Bridge Score Card
Bridge Score Card
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Dewars advertisement
Dewars advertisement
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Happy Families/Mr Bones
Happy Families/Mr Bones
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Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)
Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)
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Ladies Playing Cards/C20
Ladies Playing Cards/C20
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Perseus constellation Featured Image

Perseus constellation

Perseus constellation. Illustrated card from a 19th century astronomical teaching aid called Urania's Mirror, after the Greek muse of astronomy. There are 32 cards in total. The cards are pierced with holes corresponding to the brightest stars so the pattern of the constellations can be seen when held up to the light. The cards were published in London, England, and it is thought they date from around 1825. This card shows the constellations Perseus (a hero from Greek mythology who slew the gorgon Medusa) and Caput Medusae (Medusa's head, not an official constellation). For all 32 cards, see V700/172-203

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Stagecoach and horses on an oval Christmas card
Stagecoach and horses on an oval Christmas card
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The House That Jack Built, by G. Grenville Manton
The House That Jack Built, by G. Grenville Manton
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Tarot Card Fool 17C
Tarot Card Fool 17C
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Happy Families/Mst Bones
Happy Families/Mst Bones
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Death personified on a Tarot card
Death personified on a Tarot card
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Cygnus and Lyra constellations
Cygnus and Lyra constellations
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Bridge Club Tournament
Bridge Club Tournament
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Animal Welfare Card
Animal Welfare Card
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Lenormand - Europa
Lenormand - Europa
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Soldiers Relaxing Ww1
Soldiers Relaxing Ww1
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Happy Families/Mr Pots
Happy Families/Mr Pots
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Tarot Card 12 - Le Pendu (The Hanged Man)
Tarot Card 12 - Le Pendu (The Hanged Man)
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