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Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #75 on: July 07, 2017, 11:23:53 AM »
 

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I used google and found 52+Joker and made it here.
 

Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #76 on: August 06, 2017, 06:14:16 PM »
 

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Hello. I've been researching my late father's passion after he left me his rather large collection of playing cards. He was a very enthusiastic collector and was known as a card producer himself. His name was Karl Gerich and I'm sure some of you know his work? I would love to know more about the subject if anyone has anything they think would help me and my sister learn more about his interest in playing cards. Thanks
 

Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #77 on: August 07, 2017, 06:05:05 AM »
 

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Hello. I've been researching my late father's passion after he left me his rather large collection of playing cards. He was a very enthusiastic collector and was known as a card producer himself. His name was Karl Gerich and I'm sure some of you know his work? I would love to know more about the subject if anyone has anything they think would help me and my sister learn more about his interest in playing cards. Thanks

Was your father a member of 52 Plus Joker?  It's a club based in North America that unites playing card collectors of all stripes.  It has a membership worldwide and owns and runs this forum.

I wasn't aware of your father's work until I just looked it up now.  He did some incredible artwork, really lovely cards.
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Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #78 on: August 08, 2017, 02:49:07 PM »
 

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Hi. No he wasn't a member as far as I am aware. He was a member of the EPCS and when his health was OK went to their meetings occasionally. He stopped producing cards in the nineties due to poor mental health but still collected vintage decks. He wasn't very internet aware so no forums or things like that which is a shame I think he would have loved it!
 

Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #79 on: August 09, 2017, 02:59:06 AM »
 

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Hi. No he wasn't a member as far as I am aware. He was a member of the EPCS and when his health was OK went to their meetings occasionally. He stopped producing cards in the nineties due to poor mental health but still collected vintage decks. He wasn't very internet aware so no forums or things like that which is a shame I think he would have loved it!

If you think the forum's great, you should see the 52 Plus Joker Club's annual convention!  This October, we're holding it in Erlanger, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati.  The city's claim to fame in the playing card world is that it's the headquarters of the United States Playing Card Company (USPC), who have kindly agreed to offer attendees a factory tour - it's sure to be a major highlight of the convention weekend.
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Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #80 on: August 13, 2017, 04:22:09 PM »
 

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Sounds great. Maybe I'll have to check it out one day
 

Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #81 on: September 10, 2017, 07:21:55 PM »
 

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"Google" Searching for information on how to date decks of vintage Kem cards and their holders. My search lead me to a post by a member, dated 2014. Very informative. However I still had a couple more questions. By joining I am now able to contact the author and ask my questions. 
 

Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #82 on: September 17, 2017, 08:39:37 AM »
 

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"Google" Searching for information on how to date decks of vintage Kem cards and their holders. My search lead me to a post by a member, dated 2014. Very informative. However I still had a couple more questions. By joining I am now able to contact the author and ask my questions.

Hey, welcome aboard.  If you have questions and I can help, let me know!
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Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #83 on: September 19, 2017, 01:20:27 AM »
 

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Somehow stumbled upon it while looking for certain decks on google
 

Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #84 on: December 05, 2017, 12:07:33 AM »
 

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I'm at work, wearing my CF-18 Canada 150 shirt, when one of my coworkers says, "Love your shirt!" (He's a plane enthusiast.) I told him I bought it in Ottawa on July 1st (2017), at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. I also told him I bought a nice deck of cards there as well, and that the deck had a different plane on each card. He said, "Cool." I told him I collect cards and that I have over 175 decks. He said, "I didn't know you collected playing cards." I said, yup! I then told him that I'm now looking to buy older decks. He then tells me about decks that were made during the war. The decks had plane identification symbols on them so that the guys could learn them and still have something to pass the time with. I thought that was really cool! So I did a Google search for them. I found many images, but one caught my eye and I clicked on the link to it's host website ... and I got this forum! LOL!
 

Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #85 on: December 05, 2017, 06:48:02 AM »
 

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I'm at work, wearing my CF-18 Canada 150 shirt, when one of my coworkers says, "Love your shirt!" (He's a plane enthusiast.) I told him I bought it in Ottawa on July 1st (2017), at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. I also told him I bought a nice deck of cards there as well, and that the deck had a different plane on each card. He said, "Cool." I told him I collect cards and that I have over 175 decks. He said, "I didn't know you collected playing cards." I said, yup! I then told him that I'm now looking to buy older decks. He then tells me about decks that were made during the war. The decks had plane identification symbols on them so that the guys could learn them and still have something to pass the time with. I thought that was really cool! So I did a Google search for them. I found many images, but one caught my eye and I clicked on the link to it's host website ... and I got this forum! LOL!

Interesting story!

The kind of deck you're thinking of is called a "spotter deck."  They were pretty common in World War II, less so going into the Korean War, and I don't think they were still making them by the time the Vietnam War was being fought.  They made them for ships at sea as well as for aircraft.  The basic idea was that with all these new recruits going off to war, playing cards were a common pastime that fit in a shirt pocket, ideal for someone on deployment, so why not make packs that educated them as well as entertained them?  You played with them often enough, you got to learn the silhouettes of the common enemy and Allied crafts without even thinking about it.

Welcome to the club!
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Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #86 on: December 05, 2017, 01:45:03 PM »
 

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I had found club 808 through a friend and had ordered some decks. I’ve always been a fan of forums for learning and figured there had to be one based on cards. Did a google search and ended up here.
 

Re: How did you find PlayingCardForum?
« Reply #87 on: December 06, 2017, 01:00:39 AM »
 

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I had found club 808 through a friend and had ordered some decks. I’ve always been a fan of forums for learning and figured there had to be one based on cards. Did a google search and ended up here.

Glad you found us.  We're not the only forum out there for playing cards, but we're probably the largest, and the only official forum of 52 Plus Joker - North America's premier society of playing card collectors.  If you have any questions, please, feel free to ask.
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