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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Gold plated souvenir playing cards from the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai.

Souvenir gold-plated deck from the famous luxury Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. How much bling can you show off? See the Box

Souvenir pack of cards from the famous luxury Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai Souvenir pack of cards from the famous luxury Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai

Above: souvenir pack of cards from the famous luxury Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. The cards are made of plastic, and then gold plated. Made in China.

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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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