King Afonso III called himself King of Portugal and the Algarve. He achieved the definitive conquest of the Algarve and is depicted on the King of Diamonds. On the other Kings are the three kings who preceded him. Their respective queens are shown on the Queens while the Jacks are two further historical figures and two knights. Each character is named in a central band. The Aces have coloured vignettes of castles. Additional black-and-white photos on the 2s and 4s. Indices: R, D, V, A. Backs: tree with white blossom against a pale blue background. See the box►
Fournier, Vol. 1, Portugal 60.
Note: "V. de J.J. Nunes" appears on the top flap of the box. Additionally, in the Fournier catalogue, the printer is given as "Vda. de J.J. Nunes", so presumably a widow of the original proprietor.
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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.
Treasures of the Russian Museum / Russkii Muzei : suvenirnye igral’nye karty.
Ukrains’ki karti gral’ni suvenirni / Ukrainian souvenir playing cards designed by Andrii Letn’ov, c.2012.
Souvenir pack made for the Malta Tourism Authority, Malta, c.2000.
54 colour photographs of costumes and artefacts connected with the Inca civilisation, unknown publisher, Arequipa, Peru.
Licensed and sponsored product for the Benfica Football Club, Lisbon, Portugal, 2006.
English pattern by Litografia Maia, Porto, Portugal, c.1960.
52 selected views of Scotland by De La Rue (Waddingtons) for GlenAlan Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, c.1960s.
Kings and Queens of Portugal between 1185 - 1279. by V. de J.J. Nunes , Lisbon, Portugal, 1977.
Portuguese regional costumes published by the French division of Banco Pinto & Sotto Mayor.
Colour photographs of Turkey, published by Sel Reklam, Antalya, Turkey, c.2000.
Images from the Ministry of Defence Cape Wrath Training Centre, Sutherland, Scotland. Published 2010.
Elegant, elongated cards designed by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Portuguese proverbs in combination with special courts and suit-signs published by Apenas Livros, Lisbon.
Carte da Gioco Toscana souvenir deck, 2002.
Playing cards featuring traditional folk costumes from Romania.
Another pack of Dutch costume playing cards c.1880.
Souvenir pack from Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, c.1985.
Original designs from the French overseas department of Martinique by local artist Martine Porry.
Fifty-five paintings of Bulgaria published as “Sense of Bulgaria” by Land of Roses Ltd, Bulgaria, c.2015.
San Marino stamp designs combined with photographic views by La Fotometalgrafica Emiliana, c.1975.
Annapurna playing cards produced and published by Himalayan MapHouse, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Pack designed by Jean David (1908-93) for El Al Airlines. The courts are named after Biblical characters.
Dutch costume playing cards made for the Dutch market in the second half of the 19th century.
“Royal Cards Reign of Queen Anne” cover historical events, both honourable and treacherous, during the period 1702 to 1704.
Polska with artwork by Katarzyna Tomala & Krzysztof Korzeniak, 2011.
Ethiopian playing cards designed for the Ethiopian Tourist Organization by Afewerk Teklé.
Sapra Studio Original playing cards featuring wild animals of S Africa, 1999.
Genoese pattern with Pictorial Aces for Brazil by Brepols, Turnhout, c.1920.
Dynastie Royale de Belgique by Mesmaekers, 1934.
Bicentenaire de la Révolution Française 1789–1989 created by Christian Offroy.
Middle Ages by Germano & Cª, (Litografia Maia),
A Royal Game featuring Queen Victoria’s children and extended family, published by A. Collier, London, c.1896.
Matching game by Majora, Lisbon, c.1970, featuring figures in national dress from Portuguese provinces and colonies
Crown the Queen card game invented by Elaine Burton, c.1953.
Souvenir from Zakynthos by Euro Card.
Souvenir of Norway deck.
Views of New Zealand published by G.B.Scott Souvenirs, Auckland, c.1960.
Souvenir from New Zealand by Croxley (John Dickinson) c.1950.
Kings & Queens of England Misfitz, c.1918.
“Ocean to Ocean” Canadian Pictorial Souvenir pack by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912.