playing cards, 'For the use of Defenders of the Empire with best wishes of the Worshipful Company of the Makers of Playing Cards of the City of London, Xmas 1915
Box & 52 standard playing cards
On the box is the inscription:
FOR THE USE OF THE DEFENDERS OF THE EMPIRE
with a heraldic device below
WITH THE BEST WISHES
OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY
MAKERS OF PLAYING CARDS
OF THE CITY OF LONDON
The Ace of Spades card shows the Master of the Worshipful Company of the Makers of Playing Cards, William Hayes, MA, JP and lists the Wardens: John Farrer & A. K. Barlow, JP and the Acting Clerk, Edwin Hayes.
A very useful addition to our limited holdings for Xmas 1915.