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Miniature Playing Cards - Waddingtons, 'Orient Line to Australia', circa 1924 Object Reg. No: ST 044001

Summary:
Twin pack of Waddingtons' miniature playing cards, issued to passengers on the Orient Line mail steamers travelling from England to Australia, circa 1924. This boxed set contains two sets of 52 playing cards with jokers and an instruction booklet for patience.
Description:
Two sets of 52 playing cards in a box with a grey covered booklet.The back of cards shows sailing ship in full sail, one set with red, yellow and green, and the other with blue, yellow and black, with gold edges.
Acquisition Information:
Purchase (Probable) from Dalia Stanley & Co Pty Ltd (Fine Art Valuers & Auctioneers)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10 cm (Width), 15 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS

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Tagged with: recreation, shipping lines, leisure, steamships, water transport, playing cards
Themes this item is part of: Journeys of a Lifetime, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 1998-2015, Leisure Collection, Transport Collection, Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1879-1909
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: On box lid: 'ORIENT LINE TO AUSTRALIA'
Manufacturer: Waddingtons, England, Great Britain, circa 1924

Booklet with cards marked 'Copyright 1924'.
Manufactured For: Orient Line, England, Great Britain, circa 1924

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