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Souvenir of New Zealand

Souvenir of New Zealand produced by Hema Maps NZ Limited

2002 New Zealand Hema Maps Nature & Environment Photography Souvenir Add to Collection

Souvenir of New Zealand produced by Hema Maps NZ Limited. 54 cards each with a different photograph of New Zealand. ⋄ www.hemamaps.com

Souvenir of New Zealand produced by Hema Maps NZ Limited Souvenir of New Zealand produced by Hema Maps NZ Limited

Above: Souvenir of New Zealand playing cards produced by Hema Maps NZ Limited, c.2002. 52 cards + 2 jokers in clear plastic box. 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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