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Where Do You Look When You Need to Know?
« on: April 22, 2015, 09:26:27 PM »
 

Don Boyer

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Ladies and Gentlemen...

I'm creating an article for future publication in CARD CULTURE.  I want to provide our readers/members with a list of resources they can use to further their hobby.  Do you have favorite places to go for buying cards - vintage or modern, auction or retail?  I also want people to give me their favorite research pages, news sites, etc.  Whatever little rock you overturn in some distant corner of the Internet to find out about playing cards, I want to know about it!  Share your toys with the rest of us!  :))

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Re: Where Do You Look When You Need to Know?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 07:46:07 AM »
 

Chuqii

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One of my favorite sites for research is http://fultonhistory.com/fulton.html
It is great for looking finding playing card advertisements in old newspapers.
Google books is also good.
 

Re: Where Do You Look When You Need to Know? (Vintage)
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 11:17:15 AM »
 

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Based on some past posts here and elsewhere, I would say brushing up on proper Google-Fu is well worth the time and effort.  So many times I hear somebody asking for information and that they searched and found nothing, but with a few properly formed search queries or using a reverse image search I can usually find some information.  Taking those findings and then revising the query can often find even more results.  From there it can lead into some favorite websites and books. 

http://www.endebrock.de/pc-taxes.html
http://a.trionfi.eu/WWPCM/
http://www.wopc.co.uk/
http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/research/library-catalogs-databases/guide-cary-collection-playing-cards
http://www.dawson-on-playingcards.info/Collect/collecting.htm
http://www.plainbacks.com/

While I'm sure most of you know and use Collector's Weekly, it's one of those sites that helps me so much I almost hesitate to let others in on it.    ;D

For books the "Hochman Price Guide and Encyclopedia" are very valuable and a bargain in ePub format, and as a transformation card collector Fields' "Transformation Playing Cards" has been a huge help as well.
 

Re: Where Do You Look When You Need to Know?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 01:13:48 PM »
 

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The Gamblers Warehouse retail store located at 2001 E. Randol Mill Rd. Ste 109A Arlington, TX. 76011 US M-F 9AM - 6PM Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 3PM Phone: (817) 683-3971 is an absolute heaven for contemporary playing cards. Prices are reasonable and the service is first class. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of decks they have on the shelf.  Compared to the on-line world we've gotten used to it is so very nice to dig around thousands of decks, pile up your personal wish list, and walk out the door with them. For me it's somewhat local, but for those within a days drive it is, without a doubt, worth making the trip.
 

Re: Where Do You Look When You Need to Know?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 09:45:11 AM »
 

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The best places are:

1. General Merchandise stores

2. ebay

3. Graphic Designer / Magic Houses

4. Periodically check kickstarter

I have a bunch of great tips and link in my video: WHERE TO BUY CARDS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAKrTIyZqVQ
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