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Published April 02, 2024 Updated April 02, 2024

G&G Armament playing cards

G&G Armament Airsoft replica gun playing cards from Taiwan.

Taiwan Guay Guay Trading Co. Ltd Advertising Firearms Military Add to Collection

This is an advertising pack for G&G Armament. Established in Taipei, Taiwan in 1986, Guay Guay Trading Co. Ltd. (G&G Armament) has long been a staple in the airsoft industry with an extensive and diverse library of unique airsoft guns, action figures, and military/law enforcement equipment for airsoft and military enthusiasts.

Airsoft guns are replica guns that shoot spherical plastic projectile balls instead of bullets, and from the images on this pack it becomes clear that there are countless types of airsoft guns on the market, from smaller arms to massive machine guns.

G&G Armament playing cards, Taiwan G&G Armament playing cards, Taiwan

Above: G&G Armament playing cards, Guay Guay Trading Co. Ltd, Taiwan

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By Peter Burnett

Member since July 27, 2022

I graduated in Russian and East European Studies from Birmingham University in 1969. It was as an undergraduate in Moscow in 1968 that I stumbled upon my first 3 packs of “unusual” playing cards which fired my curiosity and thence my life-long interest. I began researching and collecting cards in the early 1970s, since when I’ve acquired over 3,330 packs of non-standard cards, mainly from North America, UK and Western Europe, and of course from Russia and the former communist countries.

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Following my retirement from the Bodleian Library in Dec. 2007 I took up a new role as Head of Library Development at the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) to support library development in low-income countries. This work necessitated regular training visits to many sub-Saharan African countries and also further afield, to Vietnam, Nepal and Bangladesh – all of which provided rich opportunities to further expand my playing card collection.

Since 2019 I’ve been working part-time in the Bodleian Library where I’ve been cataloguing the bequest of the late Donald Welsh, founder of the English Playing Card Society.


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