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Peter Burnett

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 intere... Read more...

Ken Lodge

​I'm Ken Lodge and have been collecting playing cards since I was about eighteen months old (1945). I am also a trained academic, so I can observe and analyze reasonably well. I've applied these analytical techniques over a long period of time to... Read more...

Barney Townshend

Retired Airline Pilot, interested in: Transformation Playing Cards, Karl Gerich and Elaine Lewis. Secretary of the EPCS. T... Read more...
1811 Metastasis Transformation Playing Cards, 1811
1850 Fortune-Telling Cards
1850 Comic Question & Answer cards

Tony Hall

I started my interest in card games about 70 years ago, playing cribbage with my grandfather. Collecting card game materials started 50 years or so later, when time permitted. One cribbage board was a memory; two became the start of a collection c... Read more...

Paul Symons

I'm British but I have now lived in the Netherlands for 50 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. I started collecting playing cards in the early 1980’s after speaking with my neighbour who was at that time a croupier in a casino. I started with ... Read more...
1926 Swadeshi Playing Cards
2016 AT THE TOP Playing Cards
1930 Rococo Whist-Bridge Nr.53

Roddy Somerville

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 ca... Read more...
2000 Disneyland Paris
1987 Reagan’s Rogues Gallery
1970 Grand Slam

Rod Starling

Rod Starling is one of the founding members of the 52 Plus Joker card collectors club. He has written many articles for the club's quarterly newsletter, Clear the Decks. His collection still encompasses both foreign and American decks. Rod has als... Read more...

Rex Pitts (1940-2021)

Rex's main interest was in card games, because, he said, they were cheap and easy to get hold of in his early days of collecting. He is well known for his extensive knowledge of Pepys games and his book is on the bookshelves of many.

His o...

Matt Probert

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 Pi... Read more...

2002 Carte da Gioco Toscana
2019 Diaoyu Poker 8068
2021 Crocheter’s Playing Cards

Jan Walls

I collected playing cards since I was in primary school. Read more...

Simon Wintle

Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently li... Read more...
2012 Juego de Naipes Andalusí

Adam Wintle

Adam has been involved in developing the site as well as reviewing new decks and conducting research. He is particularly interested in innovation, Kickstarter and East Asian cards. He is a member of the IPCS and webmaster of the EPCS. Read more...
2018 Kings Wild Tigers Playing Cards
2022 Billionaire Boys Club Playing Cards by Theory11
2021 The Grand Chinatown Edition by Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Co.

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