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Published September 07, 2022 Updated September 07, 2022

Lost Boys

Designs created on the occasion of a chess tournament in Antwerp, 1997.

1997 Belgium Netherlands Cartamundi Chess Add to Collection

These cards were produced on the occasion of the 5th Lost Boys Chess Tournament, Antwerp, 1997. Naturally, they feature chess pieces, all looking rather spiky, like the cacti on one of the Aces, on the Jokers and on the back design (presumably the company logo). The Kings, Queens and Aces are single-ended, while the Jacks are double-ended. All the courts are set against either a red or a grey background or a combination of both. The indices have a modern feel. Lost Boys produces media software. See the box

Lost Boys playing cards produced for a chess tournament in Antwerp, 1997 Lost Boys playing cards produced for a chess tournament in Antwerp, 1997 Lost Boys playing cards produced for a chess tournament in Antwerp, 1997

Above: Lost Boys playing cards produced by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for Lost Boys Brussels, Brussels, Belgium, and Lost Boys Interactive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1997. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 title card in tuck box. Size: 56 x 87 mm.

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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