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Published May 13, 2023 Updated May 13, 2023

New Environment deck

New environment deck / Nouveau jeu de cartes sur l’environnement, Canada.

Canada Graphica Litho Nature & Environment Add to Collection

Published by Graphica Litho Canada of Sherbrooke, Quebec in both English and French language editions, this pack was created to promote awareness of how everyday human activity affects the environment, and offers advice and tips on how best to improve it. The same colourful cartoons are displayed on each card of both packs with words of advice beneath. See the box

New environment deck / Nouveau jeu de cartes sur l’environnement, published by Graphica Litho Canada of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada New environment deck / Nouveau jeu de cartes sur l’environnement, published by Graphica Litho Canada of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Above: New environment deck / Nouveau jeu de cartes sur l’environnement, published by Graphica Litho Canada of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

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By Peter Burnett

Member since July 27, 2022

I graduated in Russian and East European Studies from Birmingham University in 1969. It was as an undergraduate in Moscow in 1968 that I stumbled upon my first 3 packs of “unusual” playing cards which fired my curiosity and thence my life-long interest. I began researching and collecting cards in the early 1970s, since when I’ve acquired over 3,330 packs of non-standard cards, mainly from North America, UK and Western Europe, and of course from Russia and the former communist countries.

Russian Playing Cards

Following my retirement from the Bodleian Library in Dec. 2007 I took up a new role as Head of Library Development at the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) to support library development in low-income countries. This work necessitated regular training visits to many sub-Saharan African countries and also further afield, to Vietnam, Nepal and Bangladesh – all of which provided rich opportunities to further expand my playing card collection.

Since 2019 I’ve been working part-time in the Bodleian Library where I’ve been cataloguing the bequest of the late Donald Welsh, founder of the English Playing Card Society.


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