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Published October 28, 2023 Updated October 28, 2023

The Famous Dinosaurs Playing Cards

54 different dinosaurs, both large and small, illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimons.

2002 United Kingdom Heritage Playing Card Co Cecilia Fitzsimons Education Nature & Environment Add to Collection

Some dinosaurs have household names, while others are less well known. Fifty-four different beasts are included in this pack, as illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimons. Some are large, some are small, but each is named, together with an indication of their size, and also the area and prehistoric period in which they lived. The designs are diverse, even if we don’t know for sure what some of the dinosaurs actually looked like! The accompanying booklet lists other packs in the Heritage series. See the box

The Famous Dinosaurs Playing Cards printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for the Heritage Playing Card Company, Nottingham, UK, 2002 The Famous Dinosaurs Playing Cards printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for the Heritage Playing Card Company, Nottingham, UK, 2002

Above: The Famous Dinosaurs Playing Cards printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for the Heritage Playing Card Company, Nottingham, UK, 2002. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 publicity card + publicity booklet in tuck box. © 2002 Trioview Ltd.

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

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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