zz "Simonds Beer" vintage pack of advertising playing cards, by the Universal Playing Card Co. Ltd. (c.1950s) (SOLD)
"Simonds Beer" vintage pack of advertising playing cards, by the Universal Playing Card Co. Ltd. (c.1950s) (SOLD)
A c.1950s vintage pack of "Simonds Beer" advertising playing cards (standard size, complete set with one Joker), produced by the Universal Playing Card Co. Ltd., Crown Point Works, Leeds, for the now-defunct Reading-based Simonds Brewery, with a design in pink, red and brown featuring the Simonds "hop leaf" trademark. Although the pack has been opened, the original tax wrapper (which indicates a date of pre-1960, since the Excise duty on playing cards was repealed in that year) is still present, albeit torn, creased and much discoloured.
The original box has lost one of its tabs and has become unglued at the join, and is much discoloured with damp stains and other marks together with age wear including creasing and bumping; the cards, however, remain in very good condition with only very slight discoloration, marking and edge wear. As such, they would make an interesting addition to a collection of vintage playing cards or breweriana.
SOLD Oct. 2016
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