A fascinating collection that was the basis of a lot of research that we still benefit from today.
There are some unusual designs in playing cards, even the shape of the card.
This is a personal account of some of my experiences collecting playing cards.
Notions like rarity and monetary value are slippery customers and need careful handling. And there are still plenty of misleading descriptions on eBay - as well as looney prices!
A number of mixed packs appear for sale from time to time, but it's important to sort out what is meant by the term mixed. It is an issue that is not as straightforward as it might seem.
Dating is a particularly tricky but very interesting problem to tackle and there are many pitfalls
A detailed presentation of the variants of De La Rue's standard cards
A brief survey of some of the current variation in the standard English pattern.
A brief look at the number cards used in standard English packs.
Interview with Tom and Judy Dawson from 52 Plus Joker. Chatting about the history of playing cards, uses of cards and collecting.