Paul SymonsMember since February 01, 2016
I'm British but I have now lived in the Netherlands for more than 50 years and am still enjoying every minute of it. I started collecting playing cards in the early 1980’s after speaking with my neighbour who was at that time a croupier in a casino. I started with just collecting jokers, but that soon led me to complete packs of cards and eventually to specialising in old and antique playing cards, particularly those of C.L. Wüst of Frankfurt, Germany. I am presently the Dutch representative of the I.P.C.S. and the auctioneer at the IPCS conventions.
with illustrated views of Dutch cities on the aces. This pack is for sale or exchange.
Tiny 19th.century ‘Cartes Mignonnes’ playing cards depicting the fashions of the period
A few items used for advertising or displaying Dondorf playing card products.
An extraordinary Spanish pack of chocolate advertising playing cards dating from 1920.
Another pack of Dutch costume playing cards c.1880.
This miniature pack is very similar to one made by C.L.Wúst in c.1890.
Miniature playing cards, possibly for children, with a romantic theatrical theme. C.L. Wüst c.1890.
A miniature pack of playing cards advertising Suchard chocolate and cocoa made in the early 1900's.
An interesting pack of playing cards with illustrated Indian aces made "Specially for the Bombay Market", c.1915.
Dutch costume playing cards made for the Dutch market in the second half of the 19th century.