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Lanzarote Souvenir

Souvenir of Lanzarote playing cards by NEGSA (Naipes Comas).

Above: miniature playing cards in corners.

Lanzarote Souvenir

Souvenir of Lanzarote playing cards by NEGSA (Naipes Comas) with 52 colour photographs in the traditional style with miniature playing cards in the corners, which is unusual in modern souvenir decks. Oddly, the deck is packaged as a single deck but also includes a Canasta scoring system card.

Souvenir of Lanzarote playing cards by NEGSA (Naipes Comas), c.1966 Souvenir of Lanzarote playing cards by NEGSA (Naipes Comas), c.1966

Above: Souvenir of Lanzarote playing cards by NEGSA (Naipes Comas), c.1966, 52 cards + 2 jokers + canasta score card. Images courtesy Matt Probert.


Fuerteventura Souvenir

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Above: Souvenir of Fuerteventura playing cards, anonymous manufacturer.

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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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