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Published September 27, 2016 Updated May 21, 2022

Piccadilly Patience

Piccadilly Patience by Piatnik, c.1955

1955 Austria Piatnik Benno Miniature Patience Add to Collection

Piccadilly Patience by Piatnik, c.1955, with fantasy Renaissance costumes.

Piccadilly Patience by Piatnik, c.1955

Above: Piccadilly Patience by Ferd Piatnik & Sons, Vienna. Imported into UK by Benno Products, London, c.1955. English indices. 52 cards + 3 jokers in each pack, usually in double boxed sets.

Piccadilly Patience by Piatnik, c.1955
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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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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