Beatrix Potter's Rummy - Gibsons Editions
Beatrix Potter's Rummy, Pepys Series
First Published: 1984, by Gibsons Games, Littlers Close, London SW19
Illustrator or Designer: Beatrix Potter/Frederick Warne & Company
Contents: 44 Cards + Folded Rules Sheet
Beatrix Potter's Rummy 1984 - Box Front
Beatrix Potter's Rummy is based on Potter's illustrations of several of her most popular characters, Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle Duck, Jeremy Fisher, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs Tiggy WInkle and Tom Kitten.
Each of the 7 characters is depicted in 2 different illustrations and there are 3 cards for each illustration. In addition there are 2 Signpost Cards.
Beatrix Potter's Rummy Cards: Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddle Duck.
Beatrix Potter's Rummy Cards: Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Tom Kitten and 2 Signpost cards.
Beatrix Potter's Rummy was a one of two completely new Beatrix Potter themed games issued by Gibsons when they took over Pepys brand in 1984, the other game being Peter Rabbit Snap.
The first Gibsons edition of 1984 had red card backs and rules. Later editions used green card backs and rules. The card faces are the same in all editions except for the Signpost cards.
In the 1984 version there is no copyright attribution to either card. In the later version 1 of the 2 Signpost cards is marked "© F.W. and Co." in the lower left corner, as below.
The Signpost cards from a pack of Beatrix Potter's Rummy c 1991.
Other differences are detailed below.
Game & Version Details
Beatrix Potter's Rummy 1984 Edition
Beatrix Potter's Rummy Later Editions
The Box Front does not feature the Trademark symbol.
The Box Front has ™ after Beatrix Potter's name.
Card Back Red
The copyright attribution is "© F.W. and Co. Ltd 1984"
Card Back Green
The copyright attribution is "© F.W. and Co."
Rules Front Red
The Rules Front Cover does not feature the Trademark symbol.
The copyright attribution is to "F.W. and Co. Ltd 1984"
Rules Front Green
The Rules Front Cover does not have ™, for Trademark, after Beatrix Potter's name.
The copyright attribution is "F.W. and Co. "
Rules Back Red
The address for Gibsons Games is Littlers Close, London SW19
Rules Back Green
The address for Gibsons Games is London SW19
Box Back, Dark Green
Copyright attribution is "Frederick Warne & Co Ltd 1984".
The box top is vented.
Box Back, Dark Green
There is a barcode.
Copyright attribution is "Frederick Warne & Company".
The box is vented.
The Gibsons Games Logo is rotated 180 degrees on the later box.
Slight difference in cut.