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Playing Cards of Famous Pirates, 2012.

“Playing Cards of Famous Pirates”, 2012, featuring original artwork, pirate quotes and lettering with vintage map in the background. Shiver Me Timbers! See the Box

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Above: Playing Cards of Famous Pirates published by PostCardUSA, 2012. 52 cards + 2 jokers. 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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