Master's Installation Cards 1882 - 2019

Since 1882 the Master Card Maker has commissioned and designed an annual designed an annual playing cards pack to celebrate his installation.
Packs are presented to each Liveryman and Freeman of the Company at the Master’s Installation banquet.

Since 1888 a portrait of the Master has appeared at the centre of the Ace of Spades, and the design chosen and developed by the Master has traditionally commemorated an event of importance occurring in the 12 months leading up to the Master’s year in office such as the Company’s first Lord Mayor and Sheriff or some royal or historical celebration.

This tradition ensures that each Master of the Company is truly a ‘Maker of Playing Cards’.

MASTERS CARDS 1882 - 1899

MASTERS CARDS 1900 - 1919

MASTERS CARDS 1920 - 1939

MASTERS PACKS 1940 - 1959

MASTERS CARDS 1960 - 1979

MASTERS CARDS 1980 - 1999

MASTERS CARDS 2000 - 2009

MASTERS CARDS 2010 - 2019

138 Years of Masters Installation Cards

Since 1882 the Master Card Maker has commissioned and designed an annual designed an annual playing cards pack to celebrate his installation. Packs are presented to each Liveryman and Freeman of the Company at the Master’s Installation banquet.

Since 1888 a portrait of the Master has appeared at the centre of the Ace of Spades, and the design chosen and developed by the Master has traditionally commemorated an event of importance occurring in the 12 months leading up to the Master’s year in office such as the Company’s first Lord Mayor and Sheriff or some royal or historical celebration.

This tradition ensures that each Master of the Company is truly a ‘Maker of Playing Cards’.