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The Making of Playing Cards

by Leo Behnke
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The Making of Playing Cards by Leo Behnke

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Leo Behnke worked for many years for Paulson, a playing card manufacturer. He describes in this ebook the history of playing card production up to the process that is used for todays cards. He also describes in detail the 9 editions of the Magic Castle cards and how one can identify them.

Beyond the interesting historical and technical descriptions Leo is offering, this information can also be quite helpful in creating a script or interesting line of presentation for a trick or routine.

The contents of this ebook was presented at a Magic Collectors meeting in Las Vegas, April 8 2005.

1st edition 2005; 13 pages.
word count: 3179 which is equivalent to 12 standard pages of text


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Reviewed by Paul Budd (confirmed purchase)
★★★★   Date Added: Friday 13 February, 2015

Although little more than a pamphlet, this is an engaging little read, honestly it is!! Neat illustration and discussions on the early days of playing cards. Lots of bits about the paper, glue and other materials commonly used. I liked this one!!

Reviewed by Paul Budd (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Thursday 15 August, 2013

An exquisite little book in every respect! I love books that take a very narrow subject area, and dive deeply into exploring that topic........books that are "fetishistic", so-to-speak. If that's your thing, you'll love this one! Great price and a quick read.

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Magic / Biographies & History

Magic / Cards / DIY Playing Cards