The International Playing-Card Society

Calendar of Coming Events

Please note: Although we try to keep this information as up to date and accurate as possible, we cannot guarantee that all events will take place as listed here. For confirmation you should contact the organisers at the contact address given for each event. Please send any corrections, updates or additions to this calendar to Christian de Ryck at

For clarity, meetings and exhibitions are now shown in separate lists.

Date and PlaceEventDetailsContact
14 to 17 May 2015
Stralsund, Germany
Talon & BDK meeting Annual general meeting of Talon & BubeDameKönig. bube-dame-koenig
6 June 2015
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout
Annual trading fair

Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. If you want a table, you should make a reservation at the museum.

9 to 11 October 2015
Turnhout, Belgium
IPCS Convention Details to be annouced.

October 2015
Valladolid, Spain
ASESCOIN annual meeting Details to be annouced. ASESCOIN
Apartado de correos 269
28920 Alcorcon (Madrid)

  Date and Place Exhibition Details Location / Contact
poster From 10 December 2014 to 26 April 2015,

Issy les Moulineaux, near Paris, France

Cartes à jouer et autres trésors de la collection Jean Verame

(Playing cards and other treasures from the collection of Jean Verame)
Dans cette étonnante exposition, l'art de collectionner et le plaisir du jeu sont intimement liés. On y découvrira près de cent cinquante ensembles ludiques couvrant quatre siècles d'histoire et témoins de la passion de Jean Verame, collectionneur et artiste contemporain.

Carte de Tarot peinte sur fond or du 15e siècle italien, statuette mexicaine représentant un joueur de Tlachtli, coffret raffiné d'un jeu de "demandes et réponses" offert comme cadeau de mariage au 17e siècle, marqueur de cribbage inuit sculpté dans une dent de morse, table de jeux parisienne en bois précieux du 18e siècle, paire de dés anthropomorphes, jeu d'échecs injouables créé par Jean Verame, l'artiste, en 1985... Tous les trésors de ce fureteur inspiré ont de quoi faire rêver !

Four centuries are covered with more than 150 amazing objects collected by Jean Verame, a well known artist. This include a tarot card from the 15th century, a Tlachtli player sculpture, an Inuit Cribbage board and an unplayable chess game by Jean Verame himself and many more.
Musée français de la carte à jouer
poster From 28 March 2015 to 28 June 2015,

Deutsches Spielkartenmuseum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen

Glanzstücke aus dem Deutschen Spielkartenmuseum

(Highlights from the German Museum of Playing cards in Leinfelden- Echterdingen)
Die Ausstellung Glanzstücke aus dem Deutschen Spielkartenmuseum Leinfelden-Echterdingen ist eine Hommage an das vor 60 Jahren gegründete Deutsche Spielkartenmuseum in Bielefeld e.V. und seine Initiatoren. Seit 33 Jahren hegt und pflegt nun die Stadt Leinfelden- Echterdingen dieses in seiner Geschlossenheit und Vielfalt einmalige Kulturerbe in Kleinformat. [...] Selbst die reduzierte Auswahl der "Glanzstücke" im Stadtmuseum Leinfelden-Echterdingen lässt erahnen, welch' gro├čes Stück Geschichte in der kleinen Spielkarte steckt. Wie schrieb einst der Sammler und Autor Werner Jakstein: "Spielkarten muss man in die Augen schauen." Dazu sind Sie herzlich eingeladen! Eintritt frei!

This exhibition pays homage to the 60 year old "Deutsche Spielkartenmuseum in Bielefeld e.v" and its founders. The collection not only contains playing cards from Europe but also from Asia and America giving us the opportunity to travel on an imaginary journey around the world, geographically as well as chronologically. Even this modest selection of "highlights" in the Leinfelden-Echterdingen city museum shows us some important pieces of history to be found in the humble playing card.

Deutsches Spielkartenmuseum

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