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Published January 22, 2019 Updated June 19, 2022

Ken McCarthy

An unknown deck by Ken McCarthy, c.2018.

2018 United Kingdom Art & Design Fashion & Costume Add to Collection

An unknown deck by Ken McCarthy, c.2018. See the Info Card

An unknown deck by Ken McCarthy, c.2018

Above: an unknown deck by Ken McCarthy, c.2018. Cello wrapped.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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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