Dating vintage playing cards

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A key piece of evidence in this theory is a 15th-century document called the...

Let's talk about condition for a moment, because you can do that right now. These issues are important, because if you're going to try to sell the deck to someone, you need to describe it honestly.

Collectors collect playing cards in a variety of ways.

The collector who collects complete decks may be interested in collecting from a particular historical period or attempt to collect cards from each major period.

I recently received an auction catalogue from a German firm which listed a number of such decks (very old, very desirable) with estimated values of one, two, three thousand euros and more.

Your deck probably isn't worth that; but then, I can't say.

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