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Collecting Playing Cards, Identification and Value Guide

Pickvet, Mark

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ISBN 10: 1574325248 / ISBN 13: 9781574325249
Published by Collector Books, Paducah, KY, 2007
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Over-sized softbound (quarto). No wear to the covers. Pages are tight and clean with no marks. No spine creasing from opening. No name of previous owner. No odor. No sun fading. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # MP16-1088A

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Title: Collecting Playing Cards, Identification and...

Publisher: Collector Books, Paducah, KY

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Playing cards, though still affordable, may not be for long, considering their availability on eBay and other online auction services. The listings on these sites for playing cards at times exceeds 10,000, putting the hobby in line with such collectibles as Coca-Cola, dolls, bottles, furniture, shot glasses, and Star Wars. This handy guide provides the most comprehensive listings to date along with current market values on popular collectible playing cards from the later nineteenth century to the present, with a focus on advertising. There are over 1,600 listings along with hundreds of photographs. Soft drinks, beer, NASCAR, sports, casinos, airlines, cartoons, restaurants, colleges, department stores, and other hot categories of cards are featured in this comprehensive guide.

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Mark Pickvet is a long-time glass appraiser, price recorder, and part-time amateur historian. He has authored two titles for Collector Books: Collecting Playing Cards, and Collector s Guide to Paperweights, due to be released in Spring 2007.

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