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Merchant Navy Comfort Service playing cards

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections Games by lucinda
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Merchant Navy Comforts Service

Object details:

Object ID AAB0075
Description A pack of Merchant Navy Comforts Service playing cards. The box, which is white with blue text from top to the middle and then blue with white text from the middle to the bottom, has a signature that has been been written at the top of the box. The back of the playing card has a white chained outer boorder with a blue background with the emblem of the Merchant Navy Comfort Service, which is also present on the box. The outside box is damaged, especially in the corners. Inscribed on the box are the words "R.H. FINCH (MS)". The Jack of spades and one of the Jokers is missing from the deck.
Date made

Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials organic: cardboard
Measurements Overall: 95 mm x 65 mm x 20 mm
  • Merchant Navy Comfort Service playing cards (AAB0075)
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