Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

More about my swap cards.

Swap cards seem to have been more popular in Australia - particularly Melbourne - than anywhere else in the world! Everyone I knew in schools in the fifties collected swapcards, or at least had friends who did.
Our swap cards are mostly ordinary playing cards from the standard deck of 52 cards. We collect one of each kind, and it doesn't matter what is on the back (unless one collects Jokers, which is also popular). Until you start collecting, you would never believe how many decks of cards have been printed around the world!
Coles and Woolworths produced their own swap cards in the fifies, with blank backs instead of the usual suites of clubs, diamonds, etc. These cards are now extremely rare and much sought after. They were almost educational in a way, as most of the Coles cards featured pictures of flowers, animals, birds etc. from overseas, as well as Australian native stuff.
One day soon I will start putting them on my blog; one person suggested that I start a separate blog for my swap cards....well, I guess I could! OMG, when does it stop...

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gina,
The upgrade or beta version of Blogger lets you put tags. Then you can look it up by key word so you could still keep one blog. I'm still playing with the features. I'll post as I figure out more.
Have a great weekend.
Patty

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