An inventory of Bicycle Decks - Bicycle Cards.org created by Joseph Pierson to share info about the history of Bicycle Playing Cards produced by the Russell and Morgan Printing Company, and its successor, the United States Playing Card Company, from 1885 until approximately 1925. It's current in early 2019.
A Joker Collection, organized by themes. Amused by Jokers Am I dot com. This is my site and l list it in case someone takes this listing and puts it somewhere else. www.AmusedByJokersAmI.com
Facebook Closed Group on Joker Collecting. Run by Joop and Gejus.
www.collectorplayingcards.com and instagram.com/collectorplayingcards
PlayingCardDecks.com - I've probably spent more here than anywhere except Ebay
Kardify - card and magic vendor
Collectable Playing Cards Vendor
Games et al - English Gallery of old playing cards and board games.
Gamblers General Store -
Penguin Magic and Cards -
Final Answers by Gerard P Michon. It has a lot of card history. From him I learned: "The Mameluke deck (c. 1370) begat the modern English packs for Bridge and Poker." and that Joan of Arc lives on in French decks as the Queen of Spades. Also, "The oldest full 52-card deck was identified 1983 . Those large oval cards were manufactured in Flanders between 1470 and 1479 (probably in Lille, modern-day France) from paper made before 1450. The deck has three figures (Kings, Queens, Knaves) all hand-painted in three-quarter profiles. The four suits have a hunting theme:
- Red hunting horns.
- Blue hound tethers.
- Blue game nooses.
- Red dog collars.