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Published March 01, 2018 Updated January 13, 2023

Adelaide Casino

Adelaide Casino by Spicers Paper Ltd, 1987.

1987 Australia Spicers Paper Casino Gaming Add to Collection

Adelaide Casino playing cards by Spicers Paper Ltd, 1987, with non-standard colours for the suit symbols. The cards have been cancelled, in line with “strict State gaming law” as it says on the Box

Adelaide Casino by Spicers Paper Ltd, 1987 Adelaide Casino by Spicers Paper Ltd, 1987

Above: hole-punched deck from Adelaide Casino by Spicers Paper Ltd, 1987.

Operating from locations across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, Spicers supply quality print products and machinery. Spicers Paper Limited was sold to Nippon Paper Industries in 2009.

Adelaide Casino by USPCC, 1967

Above: hole-punched deck from Adelaide Casino by USPCC, 1967. International PCC appears on packs made in Canada and was another name used by USPCC, presumably for export packs.

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By Matt Probert

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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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