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Published April 30, 2012 Updated November 20, 2022

New York Consolidated Card Co. including L.I.Cohen, Lawrence & Cohen, Levy and Samuel Hart

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By Ken Lodge

Member since May 14, 2012

​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 the study of playing cards and have managed to assemble a large amount of information about them, especially those of the standard English pattern. About Ken Lodge →


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