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Published September 01, 2015 Updated May 20, 2022

Marine Lives of Maldives

Souvenir deck from The Maldives depicting marine life in the Indian Ocean.

Maldives Nature & Environment Souvenir Add to Collection

“Marine Lives of Maldives”

Souvenir deck from The Maldives in the Indian Ocean

Above: souvenir deck from The Maldives in the Indian Ocean, produced by MISRAAB. Each of the plastic cards carries a different image of a marine life form, the two jokers both have an image of a dolphin, and there is also a third joker information/copyright card. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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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