The 2019 IPCS Convention, to be held on 20-22 September in Catania will include a live auction. Members are invited to submit interesting playing cards and related items for this auction. Antique, rare and unusual items in good condition will be the most interesting for bidders.

The IPCS will keep back 10% of the selling price to cover costs, but there will be no further charges involved. It will be possible to set a reserve price but prices must be kept at a realistic level. There will be an opportunity to view all the lots before the auction begins.
The auction will be managed by experts Jean Darquenne, Joop Muller & Paul Symons.

Offering packs for auction

If you would like to enter some items for the auction then please send by email as soon as possible a list of decks (showing the name, maker, date, number of cards, condition, references and your estimated price) together with some good scans or photos to one of the following:

Jean Darquenne (email:

Paul Symons (email: )

Joop Muller (email:

You may also suggest a reserve price if necessary. Please keep it as low as possible to attract bidders.

The submitted cards will then be reviewed by the committee for acceptance to the auction. Members will be notified by email which cards have been accepted to the auction. The decks can then handed in at the convention on September 20th.

Donations will also be gratefully accepted.

The rules are the same as previous years but most important ones are:

  • the seller pays 10% commission to the IPCS on every sold item

  • everything will be sold in euros

  • payment in cash immediately after the auction

  • lots must be collected immediately after the auction

We look forward to a good & fun auction in Catania. Don’t forget to bring some cash.

The auction committee .