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Attn: Edinburgh People!!!!

I have a horrible feeling that most of my Edinburgh readers have high-tailed it off to the States for GenCon but I'm hoping a few of you have been left behind.

Years ago I brought about 1000 blank playing cards mail order from a specialist playing card shop on Princess Street in Edinburgh. Unfortunately I can't remember it's name nor find it through Google by typing in the usual suspects (Edinburgh Princess Street Shop Playing Cards...).

I was wondering if any of you knew the shop and could either tell me it's name or even better a contact telephone number?

Much gratitude will be given in thanks!

Cheers, Angus

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karohemd
Aug. 19th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
R. Somerville Playing Cards?

Using your search string with the correct spelling of Princes Street gets you a hit. :oP
angusabranson
Aug. 19th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
So it is a Prince not a Princess..... that's where I think I've been going wrong all my life!!! :p

Cheers for the link. I'd give them a call tomorrow and see if they can help/how much they'll be.
karohemd
Aug. 19th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
Specifically, the first hit is this page, on which the shop is mentioned. The included link is old but you get redirected to the current website.
corpsie
Aug. 20th, 2005 06:41 am (UTC)
Are these blank on both sides or just backed?
angusabranson
Aug. 20th, 2005 08:19 am (UTC)
You can get blank on both sides, blank fronts or blank backs. Last time I brought some I was given the choice.
angusabranson
Aug. 20th, 2005 08:20 am (UTC)
The ones I need are either completely blank or just have the back of the cards with a pattern on leaving the front clear to write/draw on.
littlestkobold
Aug. 20th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
What do you use blank playing cards for? Making up your own games? Let me know if you manage to get hold of some ... I think I could do with some too.
angusabranson
Aug. 20th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
I use them for mock-ups and testing the mechanics.

I'll let you know if I manage to get some. I got 1000 a few years ago but foolishly sold half to another friend who wanted some a couple of years later thinking I probably wouldn't need them again!

Now of course I'm having to hunt more down! :p
corpsie
Aug. 22nd, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
I want a set of blank-fronts, blank (red bicycle) backs, mostly for magic tricks. Plus a few sets blank backs for custom cardage.

You can get completly blank bridge-size (uk standard cards) in the games shop in Camden Market. Or at least you could the last time I looked.
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