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Rzeszowskie Zakłady Farmaceutyczne “Polfa”

Photographs of pharmaceutical products, produced for RZF, Rzeszów, Poland, c.1995.

Poland Pharmaceutical 1995
Polfa pharmaceutical logo

RZF “Polfa” was a state-owned pharmaceutical company until 1997. Every card in this pack displays one of the products from this company. The images are oval-shaped, often with a flower off to one side (to make them look more attractive?!). Indices: K, D, W, A. Backs: “RZF” and two crosses in white against a blue background with “Polfa RZESZÓW” repeated many times diagonally. See the box

RZF, Rzeszów, Poland, c.1995

Above: playing cards with photographs of pharmaceutical products, produced for RZF, Rzeszów, Poland, c.1995. 52 cards + 2 Jokers in tuck box. Size: 61 x 91 mm. Maker unknown.

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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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