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Unread postby rookiecrdnut » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:15 pm  

I'm looking to add some decks from other countries to my collection. Can anyone give me some advice on how I can go about doing so or some positive or negative thoughts on the idea? Where to buy other than Ebay, where can I see decks that are out, etc etc is info that I'm seeking. Being somewhat new to the hobby any other info would be much appreciated. Thanks again.

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Re: Decks from other countries

Unread postby ecNate » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:32 pm  

The French suits, common in US and England, are often considered the standard. However, different suits and even number of cards are common in different countries. Germany and Italy/Spain commonly use different suits (acorns, leaves, bells, hearts in Germany and cups, coins, clubs, swords in Italy/Spain). Russian and former soviet countries often have different styled courts and asian countries have unique decks (hanafuda in Japan) and cardistry is really popular in south east asian countries with magic and cardistry decks being produced out of there.

I know there's at least one popular card forum in Spain, but can't find the link. There's also this - http://i-p-c-s.org/faq/societies.php

In general though I think KickStarter is the place around the world for custom new decks and ebay is probably your best bet for other decks.

http://www.wopc.co.uk/countries
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suit_(cards)
https://unitedcardists.com/viewforum.php?f=39
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Re: Decks from other countries

Unread postby rookiecrdnut » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:41 pm  

Thanks ecNate for the info. I've been looking through Ebay and become pretty interested in the Piatnik cards so far. The boxes look cool and I like the art on the cards. I'm also finding out that trying to obtain decks from other countries may not be that easy.
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Re: Decks from other countries

Unread postby jsantafe » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:15 am  

The Spanish forum you are looking for is Reina de Oros! There's quite a few of us that speak English, so if you have questions about Spanish cards, come and feel free to ask!
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Re: Decks from other countries

Unread postby rookiecrdnut » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:20 pm  

I'm not sure if I can ask this question so I'm sorry in advance if I can't. Was wondering if anyone living outside the US would help me in obtaining some decks both new and vintage? Please PM me if interested. Thanks again.
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Re: Decks from other countries

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:20 am  

One website that I can recommend for you is Naipeszaca.com. They are located in Spain and sell a whole bunch of different kinds of decks, including some vintage ones. They do have international shipping, and in small packages it isn't too costly, however I have found that the price goes up a lot if you order a big pile of decks from them.

If you are into custom decks, I can recommend an old French printer called Grimaud. They did a lot of custom decks in 70's and 80's and some of them are really cool looking, like decks called 1900 or Jules Verne. Their decks can still be found, both opened and unopened and the prices seem to move a lot, as some sell them for 20-50 USD per deck, but if you can find a French seller, they might sell them a whole lot cheaper, about 10 USD per deck, or less. Grimaud is nowadays part of Cartamundi.

I come from Finland and I can tell you that there are no custom decks in here, except this one: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8682&p=103853&hilit=Turku#p103853 If you want one, you can PM me.

Also I came about this seller just yestarday: https://www.rubylane.com/shop/twoforhisheels/ilist There are lot of old decks on sale there, but the prices are quite high. I have no experience with this seller, but seems trustworthy.
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Re: Decks from other countries

Unread postby ecNate » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:58 am  

FYI - I have ordered from that seller before and no issues at all, other than price. However, if they have what you want and you don't want to wait I wouldn't hesitate.
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