The International Playing-Card Society

IPCS links page

General interest

IPCS FAQ pages Information on all aspects of playing-cards of interest to collectors, researchers and games players, edited by Christian De Ryck.
Card GamesJohn McLeod's web site giving rules of card games from around the world, and links to other sites about card games.
Playing-card Tax Stamps An authoritative guide to sources of information on tax stamps, compiled by Peter Endebrock

Playing-Card Societies

International Playing-Card SocietyWorldwide association of people interested in all aspects of playing-cards.
52 plus JokerAmerican society for playing-card collectors.
L'AccartFrench Association of Collectors of Playing-Cards and Tarots
TalonAustrian and Hungarian Playing-Card Society
Bube Dame KönigGerman Playing-Card Society
Cartophilia HelveticaSwiss playing-card association
English Playing-Card SocietySociety for collectors and students of English playing-cards.
Asociación Argentina Coleccionistas de NaipesSociety for collectors and students of Argentine playing-cards.
Australian Playing Card Collectors Society Society for playing-card collectors in Australia.
Contact details of playing-card societiesList of contact addresses for playing-cards societies worlwide.

Museums, Institutes and Organisations

Addresses of MuseumsA worldwide list of museums with significant collections of playing-cards
Musée Français de la Carte à JouerWeb site of the playing-card museum at Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris.
Deutsches SpielkartenmuseumPlaying-card museum at Leinfelden-Echterdingen, near Stuttgart, Germany
Spielkartenmuseum AltenburgPlaying-card museum in the castle at Altenburg, near Leipzig, Germany
Nationaal Museum van de SpeelkaartBelgian National Playing-Card Museum at Turnhout
Arabako Fournier Karta Museoa / Museo Fournier de Naipes de ÁlavaFournier Playing-Card Museum, Vitoria, Spain
Spielkartenmuseum Jean DieudonnéJean Dieudonné Playing-Card Museum at Grevenmacher, Luxembourg
Institut für Spielforschung und SpielpädagogikBased at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, this institute publishes the journal "Homo Ludens".
Museum and Archive of GamesThe web site of this museum at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada includes a section on playing-cards.
The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing CardsWeb site of the City of London trade guild for playing-card makers, founded in 1628.

More information, addresses and contacts can be found in the FAQ section.

IPCS members' home pages

NameWeb siteDescription
Christian de small playing-cards collection. It will enhance later on pattern and some miscellaneous pages. PDF files with photographies of conventions and meetings are available.
David ParlettDavid Parlett (games etc.)Includes pages on Skat, historical card games, and original card games including the well-known game of Ninety-Nine.
Edi BrumBrumoli's HomepageHobbies, including playing-cards collecting, and links
Irvin Ungar Arthur Szyk A website dedicated to the great Illuminator Arthur Szyk offering works of art including playing cards.
Evgeny GrygorenkoRussian Playing CardsRussian and other playing-cards for exchange with other collectors
Jánoska AntalPlaying-card Collection 
Jean DarquenneCartoramaDealer in playing-cards. Free valuation service.
John SingsGames et alDealer in old playing-cards and games.
Joop Muller and Miriam van Houten DXPO Displays decks from their collection. Joop also maintains the Dutch site
Klaus-Jürgen Schultz Spielkartensammlung (playing-card collection) Old playing-cards from my collection, publications and playing cards for trade or swap.
Nick Arden Thomas Nick Thomas playing-card collection Standard antique.
Peter EndebrockPeter Endebrock's Home PagePages on cards from Hannover, Tax stamps, Playing-card societies, publications, and images of cards from Peter Endebrock's collection.
Robert D. AdamsDeck fitness“It is our mission to help gamers, magicians, cardists and collectors better celebrate and enjoy their beloved decks by creating beautiful display cases, care products and other accessories that enhance their performance, longevity and exposition”
Steve Shedden Personalised Playing Cards Ivory Graphics : UK supplier of custom playing-cards with personalised backs and/or faces.
Yasha BeresinerInterCol LondonDealer in playing-cards, books, prints and ephemera. Free valuation service.

IPCS members are invited to let us know if you would like your home page listed here, or to suggest other links that should be included on this page.

This page is maintained by John McLeod and Christian de Ryck (
Last updated 15 February 2015