Clearly a lot of thought, imagination and ingenuity has gone into the creation of this pack. For the design work and choice of proverbs we have to thank Natali Nascimento. The proverbs have been arranged by theme – health, climate and agriculture, love, and justice – one on each suit. These themes are further represented by non-standard pips – blue fish for health, pink birds for climate and agriculture, purple flowers for love, and green leaves for justice. The court cards are loosely based on traditional ones (French pattern?) but generated using computer graphics. The suit-signs in the corners and the four Jokers have been created using the same technique. Indices R, D, V, A. Cream backgrounds. The extensive leaflet in Portuguese explains how the proverbs have been arranged, including ones connected with fortune on the Jokers. All in all, unusual and strangely attractive. See the box►
The extensive leaflet in Portuguese explains how the proverbs have been arranged, including ones connected with fortune on the Jokers.
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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.
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.
Celebrating the work of Andreas Vesalius in the quincentenary year of his birth.
Portuguese proverbs in combination with special courts and suit-signs published by Apenas Livros, Lisbon.
Myriorama of Italian scenery, 1824.
Chad Valley Co. Ltd (incorporating Johnson Brothers (Harborne) Ltd, the long-established UK brand bought by Woolworths in 1988 and now sold at Argos.
‘History of fashion’ cultural quartet game designed by Erika Werner-Nestler, 1954.
The XIXth Century published by John Jaques & Son, c.1875.
Geschichte des Buchgewerbes illustrated by Ludwig Winkler, published by Verlag für Lehrmittel Pößneck.
“So Fängt Es An” beautifully illustrated by M. Neugebauer, published by Helingsche Verlagsanstalt, c.1950.
French for Fun instructive card game published by John Jaques & Son Ltd., c.1930s
Eurotrotter by La Ducale, c.1980s.
Counties of Britain by John Jaques & Son Ltd. c.1930.
“Countries of Empire” published by John Jaques & Son Ltd, c.1930s.
Anma US Armed Forces, 1942.
‘Significant Inventions in Everyday Life’ quartet game published by Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pössneck, 1979.
Musikinstrumente quartet game published by Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pössneck, 1984.
Botany card game published by Houlston and Wright & Henry Greenwood, c.1860.
Neerlands Glorie Kwartetspel published by Hausemann & Hötte N.V, Amsterdam, 1945.
Rainbow card game and colour mixing guide printed by Goodall & Sons for Robert Johnson, c.1920.
Proverbs by Norvic Mill, 1920s.
Happy Guides by James Brown & Son (Glasgow) Ltd. around 1910/1915.
Middle Ages by Germano & Cª, (Litografia Maia),
Wie Wird das Wetter, a Black Peter game about the weather created by Gunter Eckhardt, published by Rudolf Forkel,1952.
Educación Vial (Road Safety) card game published by H. Fournier, 1995.
Spear’s “Fancy Dress Ball” card game with children dressed in period costumes, 1930s.
Welsh Language Playing Cards designed by Richard Ruston-Burgess, made in Wales, 2020.
“Historische Verkehrswege” quartet game published by Verlag für Lehrmittel Pössneck, 1988.
Matching game by Majora, Lisbon, c.1970, featuring figures in national dress from Portuguese provinces and colonies
Aesop’s Fables playing cards by I. Kirk, c.1759.
German History Quartet published by Otto Maier Verlag Ravensburg, c.1930-35.
Musical Snap by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1900.
“Atouts de la Vie” wartime card game created by Madame Lucien Willemetz, c.1940.
Pantheon or Heathen Mythology cards for instruction of youth, c.1770.
Roman Empire playing cards designed by G. Wyatt for Green Board Game Co Ltd., 2011.
National Geographic: “Weird But True” kids fun fact playing cards, 2014.
The Royal Historical Game of Cards invented by Jane Roberts and published by Robert Hardwicke, c.1840.
Skits, an instructive card game which sharpens the wits, c.1900.
Desperanto language game by Qui Vive Ltd, c.1990.
Anno Mundi: an early Jaques game described as ‘scripture recreation for the young’ with events in the Bible, c.1875.