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Playing Cards, 1977 (around) (Ref:L.H139.1991.6.0)

A set of playing cards in their original box. Both the box and the back of each card are printed with the same silver and purple design, which also features a crown in the top left-hand corner (see Other Views). The cards were made by John Waddington Ltd. to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. The Waddington Company was founded in the 19th century and originally concentrate…