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Collectible Playing Cards Forum; General Information

Discussion in 'Playing Card Collecting' started by Gaming Ore, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Gaming Ore

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    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/) is 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&GTCC, 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&GTCC's lone female Hall of Fame Member and was a highly knowledgible and reliable source of gaming information to the collecting community.)


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  2. TenPercenter

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    Very cool Jim. I really picked a good new forum then didn't I? I created it and wanted to see how long it took before someone noticed. It didn't take long. :)

    If you have some more links, I suggest a sticky with an index of good sites.
     
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    Is it okay to start a thread where we post our regular playing card collections?

    Like if I posted the 6 setups of copags, 2 setups of Desjgns, etc....is that okay?? Or should it be antique/LE type collectables??
     
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  4. petekwlv

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    HI, new member
    I just recently started collecting Casino playing cards after a visit to Vegas last summer.
    Sorry to hear about the passing of Janice, but I am looking to get a copy of their guides they have created.
    Where are these available?
     
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    By all means, YES!
     
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    FYI to other readers since I answered Pete's question via email. These guides (reference books, as they do NOT include values) were co-authored by Janice O'Neal and Sandy Steffner. Janice, a distinguished member of the CC&GTCC (in fact it's lone female Hall of Fame Member) recently died and we mourn the loss.

    Before her passing, she and Sandy co-authored four volumes of the guides, all of which are casino-only reference books. They are available through Sandy, at her husband's email addy: casinojim@cox.net (Sandy's husband, Jim Steffner is the President-elect of the CC&GTCC.)
     
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  7. crabby67

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    Hi can you please help me, i have a complete pack of playing cards by alf cooke 1950S with a girl on the back complete with box in good order, can you please give me a guide price as to what these are worth/ thanks
     
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