Hardy & Sons. 1829
Hardy & Sons. 1829. (Lodge. Early makers 111a) 52 Complete. The “Old Frizzle Ace” as this ace is known, was introduced in 1828, when the tax was reduced to one shilling a pack. Excellent condition. Yet another hard to find maker this with the distinctive ‘bug’ eyes of the courts. Notable feature of this deck is the patterned backs, until about this date most ordinary cards, that were not made to celebrate something, royal wedding etc, had plain backs. Hardy, along with Reynolds was one of the first makers to introduce this "new" feature..