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Published March 03, 2023 Updated March 03, 2023

Golf Playing Cards

Humorous designs and non-standard pips poking fun at golf and golfers.

1993 USA Novelty Playing Cards Humour Sports Add to Collection

Golf and humour often seem to go hand in hand – that is certainly the case here. In addition to the normal suit-signs in two corners, further, humorous suit-signs with human faces have been added – golf balls (H), bunkers (or sand traps in the USA) (S), golf bags (D), and golf clubs (C). There are cartoons on the Aces and Jokers. The suit-signs and indices on the black suits are, appropriately, printed in green. All in all, a fun pack. See the box

Golf Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, NY, USA, 1993 Golf Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, NY, USA, 1993 Golf Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, NY, USA, 1993

Above: Golf Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, NY, USA, 1993. Printed in Hong Kong. 52 cards + 2 Jokers in tuck box. Size: 62 x 88 mm. © 1993 Novelty Playing Cards.

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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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