Gejus van Diggele

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February 23, 2011 Ephemera Society

71 Rijndijk 2394
AD Hazerswoude
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 713412181

Presentations and Subjects:

Secondary use of playing cards: about life in the past (1500-present) reflected by reused playing cards.

U.S. ball invitations on playing cards: about social balls in New England (c. 1770-1840).

World War 2 games and puzzles: about the history of WW2 as 'told' by games and puzzles from 18 countries involved in that war.

All Power Point presentations, for people with a general interest.
Presentation in English, German or Dutch.
Duration 30 up to 120 minutes.
I bring my own laptop and beamer.

Biographical Information:

Copywriter and advertising consultant. Collector and researcher of secondary used playing cards, WW2 games and puzzles, and other board and card games. Author of the book 'Small Cards, Great Stories' and other publications. Since 1993 my exhibitions on reused playing cards and WW2 games and puzzles are hosted by 25+ museums in Europe.


Member of Ephemera Society of America, The Ephemera Society (U.K.), Arbeitskreis Bild Druck Papier, Vieux Papier, Dutch Old Paper Collectors, Documentation Group 1940-1945, International Playing Card Society, 52 Plus Joker, American Game and Puzzle Collectors, Dutch Jig-saw Puzzle Society. Museums in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Finland. The Worshipful Makers of Playing Cards, London.

Speaking Engagements:

Since 1990 talks/lectures for societies of collectors, antique dealers, historians, museums, historical societies, service clubs and women clubs in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Hungary, United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S.A. and Canada. Guest in TV and Radio shows in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Hungary and U.S.A. (CNN, History Channel).

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