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Pleisure Pub Group Bible #3

It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full... it always needs topping up with these delicious cocktail recipe cards...

It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full... it always needs topping up with the delicious cocktail recipes from this advertising pack published by the Pleisure Pub Group. Every card follows the same pattern but with a different drink, chiefly spirits. The box has a flip-top reminiscent of a cigarette packet.

advertising pack made for the Pleisure Pub Group by an unknown maker advertising pack made for the Pleisure Pub Group by an unknown maker advertising pack made for the Pleisure Pub Group by an unknown maker

Above: advertising pack made for the Pleisure Pub Group by an unknown maker. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

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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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