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Published June 30, 2022 Updated June 30, 2022

Dertor Bridge

Cards intended for international use by Dertor Sp. z o.o., Warsaw, Poland, c.2001.

Poland Dertor Sp 2001

Dertor is a lesser-known manufacturer of playing cards in Poland which has now been absorbed into the Cartamundi empire, leaving Trefl as an independent rival in Poland. There is no name (or reference number) for this pack on the box so let’s call it “Dertor Bridge”. The designs appear traditional but are in fact non-standard, probably to avoid litigation on the part of other manufacturers. The courts are double-ended and have relatively modern facial expressions. There is a date of 1990 on the Ace of Spades (probably when the company was founded). On all the Aces, 2s, 4s and the Jokers, the words “CARTA REGIA” appear (Latin: Royal Charter). Indices: K, Q, J, A.

See the box

Dertor Bridge, c.2001 Dertor Bridge, c.2001 Dertor Bridge, c.2001

Above: 2 x 52 cards + 3 Jokers in double box. Size: 58 x 89 mm. Printed by Dertor, Warsaw, Poland, c.2001. The box shows the other colour of the back design.

Further Reference

Reference to Dertor: Alta Carta


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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