Well, I see that TenPercenter has created a new Forum here in the Collector's Corner; Playing Card Collecting
Since collecting playing cards is part of my Casino Collectibles interest, I figured I'd say a few things about the hobby of collecting playing cards. First and foremost, the hobby already exists and is greater than the interest of casino branded playing cards, or cards used for poker games.
52 Plus Joker (www.52plusjoker.org/dnn/) i
s must visit and get registered site. This is their Mission Statement:
Originally formed to cater to the interests of collectors of American antique playing card decks, 52 Plus Joker has long since broadened the scope of the club to include the collecting of playing cards and related items of all sorts, and from around the world! Our recently revised Mission Statement is as follows:
52 Plus Joker was formed to facilitate:
- The collection and trading of antique and collectible playing cards and related items,
- The advancement of knowledge about the history, manufacture and artistic aspect of playing cards,
- The promotion of fellowship among members with similar interests
If your collecting interest is along the lines of casino issued playing cards, you should know that there is a set of Guides out there that list and display nearly all casino issue playing cards in the US and some foreign locales!
Written and Published by Sandi Steffner and Janice O'Neal, this set is available in 5 volumes:
Book 1 - Nevada
Book 2 - Atlantic City, California, Colorado, Detroit, South Dakota and Washington
Book 3 - Indian Casinos
Book 4 - Riverboats, cruise ships and Florida Day Cruises
Book 5 - Canada, Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, race tracks, foreign locales and other miscellaneous gaming operation!
(Please note, both Sandi Steffner and Janice O'Neal are long time members of the CC>CC, and today (10 January, 2009) Services were conducted in Las Vegas for Janice, who passed away last week following heart complications encountered during elective surgery. Janice will be missed by the Casino Collectibles Community and we mourn for her Family's loss. Janice was the CC>CC's lone female Hall of Fame Member and was a highly knowledgible and reliable source of gaming information to the collecting community.)