Thanks to JUDY DAWSON and the late TOM DAWSON
for sharing their wealth of knowledge about playing cards and for permission to use material from their
excellent update to
The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards.
Thanks to STEVE BOWLING for his contributions
on many matters pertaining to Bicycle cards (dates of issue, design, rarities, and others too numerous to mention).
Thanks also to ROD STARLING and MAXIME HERIAUD for
sharing their collections and knowledge.