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Gambling Collectibles - A Pictorial Journey presents the stories behind the evolution of dice, playing cards, chips, tables and layouts, games, cheating, and more. The informal narrative is designed to be historically interesting, not pedantic, and the research is supported with over 2,600 color photographs of the Steve Forte Gambling Collection, making the work colorful, engaging, and entertaining for collectors and non collectors alike.
Unlike books dedicated to a specific collectible, Gambling Collectibles addresses several genres with only the most interesting artifacts selected to help tell the stories. Gambling Collectibles also offers chapters on gambling books, including chapters on vintage makers, cheating and con games, and even novelties (prints, posters, photographs, postcards, etc.).
Gambling Collectibles was assembled for collectors; gambling enthusiasts; gamblers; historians; casino employees (executives, surveillance operators, and dealers); new-game developers; consultants; magicians; researchers; and non collectors. In short, Gambling Collectibles - A Pictorial Journey, offers something for everyone!
* 11"(H) x 8.5"(W)
* 688 pages
* over 2,600 color photographs
* printed on 128 gram matt art paper
* case - imitation burgundy leather
* gold foil-stamping on front, back, and spine
* cover fully cased with svepa over-boards
* binding - hand-sewn 16-page signatures