T Wheeler. 1810. Exportation pack
(No. 62. first die number). An added interest is that only a few packs of this time had QV1 on the Garter legend and not the more correct QU1. John Berry suggests it was probably the work of a different engraver? Very hard to find this maker today. See article International playing card Society. "The Playing card" Vol. 31. No.1 July-August 2002. 52 complete. Packs for exportation were exempt from the hefty tax, however the fine if caught selling, or trying to sell an exportation pack within Britain to avoid the tax, was twenty pounds.Fantastic, unused condition.