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Speed 1st Edition

Updated: Jan 24

Speed, a Thrilling Card Game, Pepys Series


First Published: 1938, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., Bridewell Place, London & North Wallace Street, Glasgow

Illustrator or Designer: Not credited but assistance acknowledged


Contents: Cards + Rules Booklet


Speed 1st Edition Box Front
Speed 1st Edition Box Front

There are 45 cards: 9 Aeroplanes, 9 Train, 8 Ships, 8 Motor, 6 Horses, 4 Lightning Cards and 1 Extra Turn.


Speed 1st Ed cards, Aeroplanes: “Britain First”, “Bleriot Monoplane”, “Albatross Air Liner”, Fairey “Swordfish”, “Harrow” Heavy Bomber, “Bristol” Blenheim Bomber, Flying Boat “Canopus”, “Tiger Moth”, “Hafner Gyroplane”

Speed 1st Ed cards, Aeroplanes: “Britain First”, “Bleriot Monoplane”, “Albatross Air Liner”, Fairey “Swordfish”, “Harrow” Heavy Bomber, “Bristol” Blenheim Bomber, Flying Boat “Canopus”, “Tiger Moth”, “Hafner Gyroplane”.


Speed 1st Ed cards, Trains: “Golden Shuttle”, “Cornish Riviera”, “The Coronation”, Golden Arrow Limited”, “Atlantic Coast Express”, Royal Scot”, “The Coronation” Showing Beaver Tail, “The Coronation Scot”, “Torbay Express”

Speed 1st Ed cards, Trains: “Golden Shuttle”, “Cornish Riviera”, “The Coronation”, "Golden Arrow Limited”, “Atlantic Coast Express”, Royal Scot”, “The Coronation” Showing Beaver Tail, “The Coronation Scot”, “Torbay Express”.


Speed 1st Ed cards, Ships: “Athlone Castle”, “Dunottar Castle”, “Strathaird”, “Orion”, “Viceroy of India”, “Orcades”, “Queen Mary”, “Vienna”

Speed 1st Ed cards, Ships: “Athlone Castle”, “Dunottar Castle”, “Strathaird”, “Orion”, “Viceroy of India”, “Orcades”, “Queen Mary”, “Vienna”.

Speed 1st Ed cards, Motors: “Austin Seven Racer”, Seagrave’s “Golden Arrow”, Campbell’s “Blue Bird”, “Brauchitsch’s Mercedes”, “Austin Seven Racer”, “Tourist Trophy Race 1905”, Cobb’s “Railton-Napier”, Capt. Eyston’s “Thunderbolt”

Speed 1st Ed cards, Motors: “Austin Seven Racer”, Seagrave’s “Golden Arrow”, Campbell’s “Blue Bird”, “Brauchitsch’s Mercedes”, “Austin Seven Racer”, “Tourist Trophy Race 1905”, Cobb’s “Railton-Napier”, Capt. Eyston’s “Thunderbolt”.


Speed 1st Ed cards, Horses (All Derby Winners): 1930 “Blenheim”, 1937 “Mid-Day Sun”, 1933 “Hyperion”, 1932 “April the Fifth”, 1927 “Call Boy”, 1931 “Cameronian”

Speed 1st Ed cards, Horses (All Derby Winners): 1930 “Blenheim”, 1937 “Mid-Day Sun”, 1933 “Hyperion”, 1932 “April the Fifth”, 1927 “Call Boy”, 1931 “Cameronian”.


Speed 1st Ed cards: Lightning Cards and Extra Turn Card

Speed 1st Ed cards: Lightning Cards and Extra Turn Card



Speed 1st Ed: Sealed Pack
Speed 1st Ed: Sealed Pack

Rex Pitts provided details of every card and the full rules in his feature for World of Playing Cards.





















The sealed pack and box featured here were part of Rex Pitts' personal collection.


An overview of every edition of Speed can be found here.


Game & Version Details





Speed 1st Ed - Card Back



Speed 1st Ed - Rules Front



​Speed 1st Ed - Rules Contents



​Speed 1st Ed - Rules Acknowledgements



​Speed 1st Ed - Rules Acknowledgements



​Speed 1st Ed - Rules Back



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Speed 1st Ed - Box Back With Thumb Cut



Speed 1st Ed - Box Top



Speed 1st Ed - Box Side Left



Speed 1st Ed - Box Base



Speed 1st Ed - Box Side Right



Speed 1st Ed ​- Box Front With Flap


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