Rare antique 19th century Hodges playing cards


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  • £4,450.00
  • €5,167 Euro
  • $6,160 US Dollar

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Rare antique 19th century Hodges playing cards

Rare antique 19th century Hodges Geographical playing cards. A fine set of antique Hodges Geographical cards. The complete set of 52 playing cards, engraved, each with original hand-colour outline, a.e.g., together with the duty ace, 53 cards in total, housed in the original publisher’s paper covered box. 97 x 64mm (3 13/16 x 2 1/2 inches). Charles Hodges, Portman Street, London. English, circa 1828 – 1830

The suits correspond to the four continents, maps of each appear on the aces: Europe – Hearts; Asia – Diamonds; Africa – Clubs; America – Spades. The numerals cards depict maps of ten of the constituent countries. The picture cards depict: His Majesty George IV – England; Catherine II – Russia; Robespierre – France (K, Q, J of hearts); Washington – America; Neala – Canada; Telasco – Mexico (K, Q, J of spades); Kein Long – China; Statira – Persia; Hyder Ali – Mysore (K, Q, J diamonds); Saladin – Egypt; Zulema – Algiers; Moroah – Morocco (K, Q, J clubs). The suit signs are printed and hand coloured in red, blue, orange and green, the ace of spades is not marked with a suit sign (as usual), the court cards are marked top left or top right with no indication of rank except for a crown painted free-hand at the top-left of the King of spades. FREE UK DELIVERY.


  • H: 9.7cm (3.82in)
  • W: 6.4cm (2.52in)
  • D: 2cm (0.79in)


Circa 1828-1830

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Leslie & Baggott, Antiques, Art and Interiors, bringing together art, antiques and decorative items displayed in a country house setting, the ethos is to source stock items fresh from private houses across Scotland and beyond, some offered  ‘as found’ while others are put into fine showroom condition.  The main customer target being both the private customer, interior decorator and fellow antique dealer both at home and abroad.  Competitive quotes from a team of experienced carriers and shippers can be arranged for delivery within the UK and abroad.

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