Card Collecting Clubs

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52 Plus Joker

Publication:

"Clear the Decks"

Society aims:

52 Plus Joker was formed to cater to the interests of American antique deck collectors. Its purpose is sharing information and stimulating interest in the collecting of playing cards and related items. As many of our members have playing card interests which go far beyond this narrow range, we hope to appeal to all interests by not restricting the activities of the Club to American decks.

Activities:

Publishes bulletin, publishes membership roster, holds annual convention, holds postal auctions.

Contact:

Janice Miller (Secretary/Treasurer)
52 PLUS JOKER
670 Carlton Drive
Elgin, IL 60120-4008
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1-(847) 697 - 5819

E-mail:

illhawkeye@msn.com

Website:

http://www.52plusjoker.org

 

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Chicago Playing Card Collectors, Inc.

Publication:

C.P.C.C. Bulletin

Society aims:

Chicago Playing Card Collectors, Inc. was founded in 1951 as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Illinois. The club has 3 objectives:
1. to encourage and promote the hobby of playing card collecting
2. to acquire and disperse knowledge on the subject
3. to foster an interest in this fascinating and educational theme.

Activities:

We publish a Membership Directory yearly. This directory extends the privilege of trading with members all over the world. In addition, we publish a quarterly CPCC Bulletin (Lib. of Congress # 67-30326). We also have decks, books and catalogs available through the Bulletin and mail auctions which feature cards, decks and literature on the subject of playing cards. General meetings are held in Chicago on the third Sunday of each month (not January, June, July, August or September). Our big card convention is held in September, alternating between Chicago and other cities around the USA. Club meeting and convention activities include card-trading, auctions, talks and exhibits of cards and card-lore.

Contact:

CPCC, Inc.
c/o Betsy Behrendt
1319 East Sanborn
Palatine, IL 60067
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1-(770)-992-7478

Website:

http://www.cpccinc.org/

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The International Playing-Card Society

Publications:

"The Playing-Card"

Society aims:

Founded in 1972 to promote the study and collection of playing-cards and card games worldwide.

Activities:

Publishes journal/newsletter, membership list, occasional monographs and pattern sheets of standard cards. Holds annual convention (generally in a European city and in association with another playing-card society) and quarterly meetings in London at which talks are given and the trading/exchange of playing-cards takes place. Awards annual Modiano Prize for a recently-published article or monograph which has contributed to the knowledge of some aspect of the origins and history of playing-cards or card games and their rules.

Contact:
Mrs Barbara Clark
3570 Delaware Common
Indianapolis IN 46220-3787
E-mail:
brew@iquest.net

USA

Website:

http://www.pagat.com/ipcs/

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English Playing Card Society, Inc.

Publication:

The Society publishes a well-illustrated, A4 Newsletter which is free to members; this is dispatched three times a year and comprises well over 100 pages yearly. This builds up into a reference source, with an index, containing information which is not readily available through any other source. Members are invited to contribute articles to the Newsletter.

Society aims:

The purpose of the Society is to bring together collectors, researchers, manufacturers, museums and libraries, and all persons interested who wish to increase their knowledge of English playing cards and card games, their makers and designers. An informative, well illustrated and readable newsletter is published quarterly (see below) together with details of meetings, auctions, new publications and recent discoveries. A list of all members and their individual interests is produced once a year..

Activities:

Stay Tuned.

Contact:

EPCS
c/o John Sings
P O Box 29
North Walsham
Norfolk
 

Phone:

+01692650496

Website:

http://www.wopc.co.uk/epcs/index.html  
You can also check our the host site for The English Playing Card Society at
http://www.wopc.co.uk