I'm building a philatelic reference library to identify as much material as I can, and I have a question. Is there a catalogue that lists/prices the various cancellations of the playing cards stamps? I acquired a U.S. BOB collection some years ago, and in this collection was a nice assortment of Playing Cards stamps ordered by cancellations, apparently taken from a catalogue.
The philatelist who put this together had acquired quite a lot of these, and cut out xeroxed snippets from a catalogue and cut them out and put them on the right side of each stamp. He included a lot of notes (price paid, printing notes, etc.) and referred to each stamp by its Scott RF number, and an additional catalogue number after that - here, the same Scott-numbered stamp has two different playing card manufacturers' cancellations on them. They are - according to the notes here - "Noble" catslogue numbers... these two are PC194 and PC195.
I can't find any information on a Noble catalogue. Does anyone recognize where the xeroxed catalogue snippets at right came from?
Thanks! I've had these for many years but am just getting around to organizing them into my collection, and a full catalogue might be really helpful for me in adding some of my other Playing Cards stamps to this collection.