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Published March 15, 2023 Updated December 27, 2023

Ancient Egypt playing cards

Fully illustrated set of cards depicting various aspects of Ancient Egyptian life and culture.

2003 Egypt United Kingdom Green Board Game Co Ltd. Gary Wyatt Education Add to Collection

Gods, hieroglyphics, vases, monuments and much more can be found in this fully illustrated set of cards depicting various aspects of Ancient Egyptian life and culture. Each image has a title beneath. Some of the pictures are in colour and some in black and white. Tutankhamun is featured both on the King of Spades and in the centre of the back design. The indices are unturned in the bottom right-hand corner. Not on top quality board. See the box

Ancient Egypt playing cards published by The Green Board Game Company Limited, High Wycombe, UK, 2003 Ancient Egypt playing cards published by The Green Board Game Company Limited, High Wycombe, UK, 2003 Ancient Egypt playing cards published by The Green Board Game Company Limited, High Wycombe, UK, 2003

Above: Ancient Egypt playing cards published by The Green Board Game Company Limited, High Wycombe, UK, 2003. Made in the EC (probably by Carta Mundi). 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 extra card in tuck box. Size: 56 x 87 mm. © G Wyatt, 2003.

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By Roddy Somerville

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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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