Playing cards, games and rules
The Journal (1972-1980)
The Playing-Card (1980-1995)
The Playing-Card (from 1995)
The Playing-card: Consolidated Subject Index
The Playing-card: Consolidated Author Index
Books and Papers
French regional pattern sheets
French non-regional pattern sheets
French suited tarot pattern sheets
German pattern sheets
Austrian pattern sheets
Swiss pattern sheets
Italian pattern sheets
Italian suited tarot pattern sheets
Italo-Portuguese pattern sheets
Italo-Portuguese suited tarot pattern sheets
Indian pattern sheets
Patterns of playing cards
Playing-card history and speculations on their origins
Playing cards in books and magazines
Playing-card manufacturers and tax stamps
Playing-cards of various countries
Playing-cards with various themes
Who are the people shown on cards?
Why do they look the way they do?
The Ace of Spades
Why is the jack called a jack?
What is the order of suit ranking?
Why does the ace outrank the king?
Why does the king of hearts stab himself?
The Curse of Scotland
The Devil’s Bedpost
The work of the Devil?
The instrument of death
Connecting a deck of cards with the Bible
Member’s home pages
The International Playing-Card Society was founded in 1972
to bring together people, from the five continents,
who have a common interest in the collecting of playing cards and card games,
to share research and knowledge
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Why is the jack called a jack,
rather than a prince or earl
or another nobleman?
The answer is on this website
First winning answer drawn at random on the 1
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Access nearly 50 years of digital back issues to aid your knowledge or assist your research
Conventions and the occasional local meetings arranged – talks, trading and Club Auctions
Club Members discussion board where questions can be asked to the most knowledgeable resource of members available
View a Sample Copy of
Who's on the Council
The History of Cards
from different Countries
The most comprehensive list of
Country Patterns and Types
on the Web
Our Area Reps
Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer
F A Q's - answers to those
often asked questions.
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