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The Source - Card Collecting 101 / Re: Storing and Displaying Your Collection
« Last post by Kruser on January 12, 2017, 04:43:30 PM »
 ... An amazing collection! I really enjoyed the variety of card-related paraphernalia - like the guitar!

Welcome to the club!

Kruser
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Playing Card Plethora / Re: The 2017 Release List
« Last post by PrincessTrouble on January 12, 2017, 03:07:25 PM »
Big Boy No.1 by Toomas Pintson
Released in January 2017
Printed by USPC

https://www.geminidecks.com/collections/playing-cards/products/big-boy-no-1-playing-cards

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The Source - Card Collecting 101 / Re: Storing and Displaying Your Collection
« Last post by Fess on January 12, 2017, 02:58:06 PM »
My collection is rather large, so in order to show off everything, I took over a bedroom.  It is covered floor to ceiling. See my pics... these are earlier displays, I change it up constantly.

Looks like you're having a ball with your collection!
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A Cellar of Fine Vintages / Re: 1902 British Joker?
« Last post by Worst Bower on January 12, 2017, 12:25:36 PM »
The British have been making jokers since the 1870s. Your link refers to decks made in France for the French who held out against jokers for a longer period. Your picture really does look like someone took a spare card and converted it into a joker. A professional printing company won't make something that embarrassingly crude.
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The Source - Card Collecting 101 / Re: Storing and Displaying Your Collection
« Last post by pokereaq on January 12, 2017, 11:40:38 AM »
My collection is rather large, so in order to show off everything, I took over a bedroom.  It is covered floor to ceiling. See my pics... these are earlier displays, I change it up constantly.
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A Cellar of Fine Vintages / 1902 British Joker?
« Last post by skinny on January 12, 2017, 12:40:27 AM »
So here is a deck of De la Rue cards from King Edward VII's coronation, june 1902. I love the tiny indices and the quality, colorful printing on the backs. Let's talk about that joker, though. I found a one-off reference to jokers finally being "allowed" into French-style decks in 1902 (http://www.numericana.com/answer/cards.htm).

There are absolutely no indentations where the word Joker appears on the card. I'm lead to believe that the text might have been stamped on the card. (The line weight and ink coverage don't suggest handwriting; felt tipped pens weren't popular until the 1950s; who would both have ~and write on~ a spare 2 of diamonds on a card that was already 50 years old?

Does anyone have a De la Rue joker from 1902 or earlier?
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Introduce Yourself / Re: New to the Group!
« Last post by Fess on January 12, 2017, 12:18:48 AM »
Hello Lee, welcome to the forum. Sounds like you've got quite the intense collection going! I look forward to seeing some and seeing your opinions as you join the conversation. You're in very good company here.  ;)
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Introduce Yourself / New to the Group!
« Last post by pokereaq on January 11, 2017, 10:48:14 PM »
Hello!  I'm so glad to have become a member of this Amazing Group!  I've thought about it for years, and finally got my feet wet!
My Name is Lee Donelson.  I live in Fountain, Colorado.  I am a Card Collector.  I have been collecting Playing Cards for 29 years!  I bought my first deck when I was 12 years old.  It is an Altenburg-Stralsunder Deck from West Germany.  It is a portrait of Prince Charles & Princess Diana on their wedding day.  Since then, I have collected nearly 4,000 decks of different cards; very few duplicates.  Besides C
collecting cards, I also collect anything, and everything with cards or suits on it, from toothpicks & napkins to guitars & Whiskey bottles.  That's a very brief overview of me, I would love to answer any questions for you, share pictures, and just talk!  If you happen to be on Instagram, I try to post a new picture of something of mine, card-related everyday.  I am @pokereaq.  Okay, Thanks!  Lee
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Playing Card Plethora / Re: How much are uncut black/white arcane's worth?
« Last post by Justin O. on January 11, 2017, 06:04:53 PM »
I'd pay probably $15 for both of them
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Playing Card Plethora / Re: Question about selling a few rare decks
« Last post by Justin O. on January 11, 2017, 06:03:21 PM »
What are the decks?
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