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Souvenir of Sorrento by Carte Da Gioco Muoio, Naples, c.2010

Souvenir of Sorrento Neapolitan style playing cards with picturesque sights and ancient proverbial sayings, published by Carte Da Gioco Muoio, Naples, c.2010. See the Box

Souvenir of Sorrento by Carte Da Gioco Muoio, Naples, c.2010 Souvenir of Sorrento by Carte Da Gioco Muoio, Naples, c.2010

Above: Souvenir of Sorrento by Carte Da Gioco Muoio, Naples, c.2010. 40 cards + extra card in box, with rules for the games of Briscola, Scopa and Rubamazzetto. Neapolitan cards are among the most popular regional cards in Italy, being used in most of the Mezzogiorno.

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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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