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 list and puts it somewhere else. www.AmusedByJokersAmI.com
Facebook Closed Group on Joker Collecting. Run by Joop and Gejus. Very active. Approaching 500 members in late 2020. Really really fun.
Plainbacks - A major source of info by Paul Bostock & Ken Lodge
Rory Rennick - an important researcher, historian, and performer who has pioneered the study of the portrayal of the African Diaspora through playing cards.
The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards. This is an early Trade Guild in the City of London, founded by Charter granted by King Charles I in 1628. The City of London granted its Livery in 1792. It is a craft, not a trade company. Confused? Me too, I'm hoping to go visit one of their ceremonial meetings and see if someone actually wears a robe and carries a mace and orb.
The Cary Playing Card Collection at Beineke Library, Yale University. (I own a copy of the catalog and was an undergraduate there when the collection was put on public display in 1979) but there is no public display. The Cary collection grew by buying the Tom and Judy Dawson's collection in (year?).
|Beineke Library of Old Books...And Playing Cards!|
|My Copy of the Cary Collection of Playing Cards|
|John at the Paris Museum of Playing Cards|
Bibliothèque Nationale de France (the Grimaud family collections) but it is not on display
Collectable Playing Cards Vendor
Games et al - English Gallery of old playing cards and board games.
Gamblers General Store -
Penguin Magic and Cards: I noticed my receipt from Penguin had this nice touch
DXPO - more about this later, it's fantastic and in many ways, a model of excellence!
Johnny Jolly Jokers
Pascual Francisco Antolí - Pascual's Facebook page has a great display of black and white jokers. There are 28 rows, 9 per row, plus a few on the bottom. I figure ~255. FUN!
Quoting from the Congress Guy's June 2022 article in “Clear The Decks”, 52 Plus Joker’s quarterly publication
The Major Card Companies