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‘Millennium’ limited edition playing cards by Carta Mundi, 1999

‘Millennium’ limited edition playing cards by Carta Mundi, 1999. The cards have a grained surface effect and the courts, based on the standard French pattern, resemble trompe-l'œil commemorative medallions.

‘Millennium’ limited edition playing cards by Carta Mundi, 1999

Above: ‘Millennium’ playing cards by Carta Mundi, 1999, in a limited edition of only 25,000 sets. One pack is silver-backed with gold edges, the other is gold-backed with silver edges. Both packs are Bridge-sized with four indices. The ‘Millennium’ logo seen on the backs of the cards is also featured on the luxurious metal box container. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

‘Millennium’ limited edition playing cards by Carta Mundi, 1999
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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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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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