Just out – the Second Edition of the Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards by Tom & Judy Dawson. This new edition, in digital. After a year of work the most important reference work on American playing cards is now available. Working closely with Tom Dawson. : The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards ( ) by Tom Dawson; Judy Dawson and a great selection of similar New.

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Thank you infinitely for your work and this update! Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards.

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The revision included over listings on more than typeset pages, over americaan and white pictures and a 24 page colored insert. I will definitely be adding this updated electronic version. These books were a prodigious effort, requiring a huge amount of research, and many, many hours of typing, photographing and compilation — all in days when the technology for this type of project was a far cry from that available today.

I’ve been able to check some of my old purchases as well. Whether it was plaging ‘s deck, or an ‘s deck. Home Help Search Login Register. I’ve bought several vintage decks over the last year.

Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards

Progress on the consolidated version was slow, but it was ultimately completed in the fall ofwith many new entries and better quality pictures all contained in one volume. One of the best resources for vintage card knowledge. I was flying blind.


For many months he labored away, taking pictures of new listings discovered and updating material in his original volumes for information which had become known, or clearer, since that time. Thank You for making these digital sets available! This combined digital set is a must-have for any collector!

Enter your Password below. Please login or register. This new edition, in digital format, includes all the content of the original edition of Octoberthe material from the Supplement and over 50 new listings, amendments and items of further information since that time.

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I got a full house and four people died. Didn’t know if I was getting a good deal or not. I’ve already used it a few times. However, he found it was eating into the time he relished for other activities that had become part of his new way of life in the warmer climes of the south.

Also, ohchman plan to revise the files periodically for corrections, additions, new information, etc. These two volumes constituted a comprehensive, illustrated listing of certain categories of known non-standard American playing card decks.

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This works great on my phone. So I ordered this about a week ago. This purchase is a “no-brainer” for anyone who loves cards. They agreed to to help and soon found themselves completely in charge of the project as Gene’s health waned akerican he suffered an untimely death in Rob Wright on January 23, I didn’t cwrds too bad for the most part.

Then, on a visit to Gene in by the Dawson’s, he asked them to help him finish the rewrite of the Encyclopedia, do some traveling to visit collectors and photograph hard to find decks, and arrange the publishing with old friend Stuart Kaplan of U. Member Login User Name: Author Read times.

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The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards

If you haven’t purchased this set, but you are reading this, on THIS site, what are you waiting for? Anger is an acid that can do more harm pkaying the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Hochman Encyclopedia of Playing Cards. It will work really nice when I’m down town in the antique stores, doing encycloepdia little treasure hunting. Will – thanks for the endorsement! Finally downloaded my copy of both books, as well as a number of other fine PDFs from Conjuring Arts.

Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards. It is now available, together with an updated Price Guide completed with the assistance of a number of worldwide collectors, from the Conjuring Arts Research Center http: Those who purchased the digital version will be notified that revised files are available and sent a download link.

Monday, December 31, For that price, I am not going to wait long. Enter your User Name below. Judy and I would ask that any errors or typos, etc.