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A Guide to Dating Playing Cards. Posted by Ken Lodge • June 28, at ​27pm.

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Ordinary sources are stationery shops, but these will normally be standard though one can be pleasantly surprised sometimes when an unusual deck is found there. The various societies carry announcements of available decks and advertisements by dealers. The CPCC offers a service to its members by purchasing decks not easily available, and placing them on sale at reasonable prices.

The person picking the cards gets to feel a bit like a tv quiz presenter. “And the next category will be..”. Playing Love Language: The Card.

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Dating Prep

Search this site. This is most of what I know about dating a deck of cards. This goes mostly for American decks and especially for USPC decks, but it pertains to others as well. I tried to make this post succinct, and not go into too much detail.

A playing card is a piece of specially prepared card stock, heavy paper, thin cardboard, A near complete pack of Mamluk playing cards dating to the 15th century and of similar appearance to the fragments above was discovered by Leo​.

The Waddington archive contains some information about some of their production, and there is information about tax revenue from playing cards even back in the 19th century, but most of the printing records have long disappeared. This lack of reliable records means that no-one is in a position to produce the equivalent of the Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogues for cards.

Just as well, I say, or the dealers would be trying to manipulate the market more than they do now. Indeed, some of the sellers on eBay, in particular, make ludicrous claims about rarity. From what has appeared on eBay during the past two or three years it’s possible to deduce that even some mid to late 19th century packs are pretty common.

I would want to know on what basis the claims of rarity are made. One of the most obvious metrics is how often one has seen the pack in question. But who is to say whose experience of observing playing cards is better or more valid than someone else’s? Length of time might be one criterion. Useful though this is for me, I can’t expect others to rely on my say-so or even believe me, so it all boils down to an individual’s assessment of a pack, which including my own may sometimes be incorrect.

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The code is helpful in dating decks after , the year it started, according to the Hochman Encyclopedia. But, I have found evidence that the dating code was actually in use prior to which is why I have amended the chart to include highlighted in yellow, below. Kei Izumi, a collector from Japan, found a Motor No. This strongly suggests that the date code was indeed used at least as early as A few cards from Kei Izumi’s Motor No.

The code consists of a letter usually followed by a number. The letter is really the only thing helpful to collectors; the numbers are likely related to the printing run. National Playing Card Co. Use the chart below to determine the year the deck was printed. Since there are many dates for each letter, you should first refer to the start and end dates for the back design on this site for Bicycle cards.

You can also look at the tax stamp on the tuck case if any , design of the ace of Spades, and style of the box if any! It is also worth noting that older decks can occasionally be found in newer boxes, and vice versa , presumably because inventory of boxes and decks did not always run out at the same time. Collectors will also sometimes pair an orphan deck with an empty box of a similar vintage.

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The code first came into use in and applies only to aces of spades that bear a letter plus a four-digit number. Combinations with fewer numbers have no meaning for collectors. The same codes were used by National Playing Card Co. I do not know if other manufacturers, who often also have codes on ace of spades or other cards, varied the codes by identifiable dates.

The main playing card manufacturers in the United States are shown below. These can be helpful in dating decks of cards, though it must be kept in mind that company names continued to be used even after mergers and acquisitions.

The idea is to help in identifying and dating playing-cards. Attention: Not all the stamps shown here were used for playing-card taxes in a narrower sense.

The following material, designed to assist collectors in dating their U. Like knowing the grade of your cards , a dating aid can be very useful. The code first came into use in and it applies only to Aces of Spades that bear a letter plus a four digit number. Combinations with fewer numbers have no meaning for collectors.

Right from the beginning in , the same codes were used by National Playing Card Co. Now refer to the chart below to see which year s they printed the M code.

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