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Published June 08, 2022 Updated July 28, 2022

Paintings from Bulgaria

Fifty-five paintings of Bulgaria published as “Sense of Bulgaria” by Land of Roses Ltd, Bulgaria, c.2015.

Bulgaria Land of Roses Ltd Souvenir 2015

Unlike most souvenir packs, this one features paintings of tourist sites rather than photographic views. Each painting is displayed within an elaborate frame (one style per suit) resembling a mirror. The black suits have grey backgrounds, while the red suits have flesh-coloured ones. A different painting on each card. English titles above and Bulgarian titles below each. The artist’s name is not known. Indices K, D, J, A. Backs: sunflowers and text. See the box

Fifty-five paintings of Bulgaria published by Land of Roses Ltd, Bulgaria, c.2015 Fifty-five paintings of Bulgaria published by Land of Roses Ltd, Bulgaria, c.2015 Fifty-five paintings of Bulgaria published by Land of Roses Ltd, Bulgaria, c.2015

Above: Fifty-five paintings of Bulgaria published as "Sense of Bulgaria" by Land of Roses Ltd, Bulgaria, c.2015. 52 cards + 3 Jokers in tuck box. Purchased in Romania, April 2017.

An earlier companion pack titled “Sense of Bulgaria” with seaside photographic views was also published by Land of Roses Ltd.

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By Roddy Somerville

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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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