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Fred Taylor

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BornFred Green Taylor
January 5, 1910
Lewiston, Utah
DiedFebruary 23, 1995 (age 85)
Salt Lake City, Utah

Fred G. Taylor (1910-1995) was a playing card collector.


Taylor graduated Columbia University and entered the field of radio broadcasting. Taylor held many jobs throughout Europe before embarking on a diplomatic career. Posted in Germany and Czechoslovakia during his tenure with the government, he turned his travels into a unique opportunity to collect playing cards.

He was awarded the IBM Order of Merlin Excalibur award for fifty years of continuous membership.

His playing card collection was auctioned off in 1997.


  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 35, No. 9, November 1955, Austria Magicians Honor Fred Taylor, page 102
  • Magie (MZVD) Vol. 62, No. 4, April 1982, (short biography, picture), page 107
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 74, No. 7, July 1994, PUBLICITY NOTES, page 84
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 75, No. 5, May 1995, Broken Wand FRED G. TAYLOR, page 123
  • Magie (MZVD) Vol. 75, No. 6, June 1995, Fred G. Taylor (85) gestorben (death announcement), page 246