Category Archives: Card Collection

So Long John Bellany

I only learned about Scottish artist John Bellany through a transformation playing card deck called Under the Sea Playing Cards that I purchased a few years ago. His work immediately interested me and made me glad that there are artists … Continue reading

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Portable Fortitude Playing Cards

I’ve been using the Portable Fortitude Playing Cards on my daily card blog, but one of the reasons I bought it was to explore different authors. I already had Lynda Barry’s book What It Is, and when I saw her … Continue reading

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Periodic Rhapsodic

I received the deck this week and the first card hydrogen reminded me of a card in the Universe Cards which also feature photographs from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. They both use the same photograph from the Hubble … Continue reading

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Cards of the Periodic Table

I came across an interesting card deck called The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements by Theodore Gray which I ordered to go with my Elemental Hexagons deck, and my book Nature’s Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements … Continue reading

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Coco Chanels’s Lenormand Cards

Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie ISBN 9780061963858 I just got this book from the library and it is filled with fabulous photographs and drawings. Right at the beginning of the book, the author talks about … Continue reading

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The South Sea Bubble Cards Continued

I have wanted these cards for many years and finally managed to buy a copy. They are a bit musty so I am airing them out for a few weeks. This facsimile of a deck of cards from 1720 is … Continue reading

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The South Sea Bubble Cards

I’ve been trying to get this pack of facsimile playing cards for six years, and I managed to nab a copy of it from Somerville’s that I’m now waiting for in the mail. Harry Margary sells it on his own … Continue reading

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