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Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards

The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Company was incorporated by a Royal Charter in 1628; the City granted it the status of a Livery Company in 1792. As cards have evolved from objects made by craftsmen to mechanically produced goods, the Company has lost its role as a trade association for card makers. Instead, the Company functions as a charitable institution.

The Makers of Playing Cards' Company ranks seventy-fifth in the order of precedence for Livery Companies. Its motto is Corde Recto Elati Omnes, Latin for With an Upright Heart All Are Exalted.

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