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Diaoyu Poker 8068

8068 by Diaoyu Poker (China) 2019.

This pack of cards is produced for the Chinese community. The box is written in Chinese characters, the cards are of an English design, referred to as puka or poker. The number 8068 is on the top of the box. Chinese packs often have a number, seen as a good luck omen. The fish is also a lucky symbol for longevity, prosperity, etc. The mermaid jokers are a playful variant on Carta Mundi’s design showing a jester dropping cards on the globe

8068 by Diaoyu Poker (China) 2019. 8068 by Diaoyu Poker (China) 2019. 8068 by Diaoyu Poker (China) 2019.

Above: 8068 by Diaoyu Poker, Hangzhou Yuren Paper Industry Limited (China) 2019. The cards are cheaply made and of low quality with interesting jokers and an extra card. The ace of spades and extra card proudly identify the brand and manufacturer.

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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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