The Modern English/ International Standard

In 2006 I purchased contemporary standard international cards by some of the most well-known and high quality makers.

Here I will also compare a Goodall from 1900, which form the basis of many modern designs (see Ken Lodge's book for details).

Rather than attempting to define a single standard, I think the numerous common features of these cards speak for themselves.

Variations of each card on one page: (scroll down for Queens, Kings)