How to Figure Out the Age of a Deck of Playing Cards

Sometime ago I found some excellent information on collecting playing cards. While the site still exists, it has some outdated java script running on it and it prompts users to update their java. Rather than sending readers there, I’ve taken most of the information and posted it here. All credit for this should go to:


There are a number of clubs supporting the playing card collecting hobby. Two of these are essentially American clubs, albeit with many overseas members; 52+Joker, a club for deck collectors with an emphasis on American cards and The Chicago Playing Card Collectors’ Club which caters to both deck and single card collectors. In Europe there are a number of clubs and England is the home of the International Playing Card Society, a group with members from around the world, whose main emphasis is on education and research into the history and use of playing cards.

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