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Nepal Souvenir

Souvenir from Nepal marketed by Himalayan Map House

Souvenir from Nepal marketed by Himalayan Map House (established 1997) to promote Himalayan tourism. Every denomination of card carries the same image, thus 13 photographs are repeated across the four suits.

Souvenir from Nepal marketed by Himalayan Map House
Souvenir from Nepal marketed by Himalayan Map House Souvenir from Nepal marketed by Himalayan Map House

Above: Souvenir from Nepal marketed by Himalayan Map House. Images courtesy Matt Probert.


Nepalese matchbox label
Nepalese matchbox label

Above: Nepalese matchbox label

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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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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