Attractive full-length courts in Portuguese regional costumes, showing local variations and socio-economic situations. The various regional traditions, materials and clothing designs - aprons, hats and shawls - were very much part of the distinctive identities throughout the peninsula, especially on festive occasions. All the regions are named and there are two figures on each of the Aces and Jokers. The numeral cards are plain. Indices: R, D, V, 1. Text in French and Portuguese on the extra card. Promotional item offered to customers of Banco Pinto & Sotto Mayor in France. The bank’s branches in France are listed on the reverse of the box and extra card. See the box►
Note: the text on the reverse of the cards and the box is in dull gold on deep blue and hardly visible. The back design shows the logo of the bank 24 times and the name of the bank twice.
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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.
Tiny 19th.century ‘Cartes Mignonnes’ playing cards depicting the fashions of the period
Licensed and sponsored product for the Benfica Football Club, Lisbon, Portugal, 2006.
1920s gangster-themed playing cards, "The Grand", were produced by Kevin Yu under the Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Company brand name, after raising CAD$104,453 from 884 backers on Kickstarter in 2021.
South Park characters and famous one-liners, by Carta Mundi for Hasbro Int. Inc., 2001.
English pattern by Litografia Maia, Porto, Portugal, c.1960.
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.
Portuguese proverbs in combination with special courts and suit-signs published by Apenas Livros, Lisbon.
Sirocco, nautical themed playing cards by Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Co. and designed by Nathan Oser, 2020.
Playing cards featuring traditional folk costumes from Romania.
Great Britains’s Olympic gold medallists from 1964 to 2004 published by the British Olympic Association.
Another pack of Dutch costume playing cards c.1880.
Original designs from the French overseas department of Martinique by local artist Martine Porry.
Estonian national costumes and everyday items feature on this pack made in Estonia.
Complete re-design of traditional pack into what the publishers considered to be ergonomically efficient.
Dutch costume playing cards made for the Dutch market in the second half of the 19th century.
The first of two decks designed by Ukrainian illustrator Vladislav Erko for “Korchma Taras Bulba” restaurant which serves traditional Ukrainian cuisine
This deck is named after Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642), a French Roman Catholic Clergyman and statesman, Chief Adviser to King Louis XIII, noted for the authoritarian measures he employed to maintain power.
Schweizer Trachten No.174 (Costumes Suisses) by Dondorf.
In this newsletter we’re looking at how fashion and costume is represented through playing card art since the 14th century through to today.
Folk Cards designed by Krystyna Gruchalska-Bunsch for Lot Polish Airlines, 1962.
‘History of fashion’ cultural quartet game designed by Erika Werner-Nestler, 1954.
Dutch costumes quartet game designed by Gerard Huijg, 1983.
Nederlands Stedenkwartet with heraldic needlepoint patterns by Permin, c.1970.
Österreichisches Trachten-quartett Nr.282 published by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne.
Polska with artwork by Katarzyna Tomala & Krzysztof Korzeniak, 2011.
Gilroy Special Edition Playing Cards to commemorate the centenary of the birth of John Gilroy, 1989.
Gilbert and Sullivan deck created by Don Jack using artwork from Players cigarette cards.
Chinese Costumes from the Winterthur Collection, published by Fournier, 1984.
Benedicte Morand-Bail’s striking and colourful abstract poker deck with French named courts
Railway Stations quartet game illustrated by Wim Dolk and published by Servex BV, Utrecht, 1975.
Year of the Child commemorative deck designed by Jhan Paulussen, 1979.
Nationale-Nederlanden insurance company, 1984.
Bicentenaire de la Révolution Française 1789–1989 created by Christian Offroy.
Middle Ages by Germano & Cª, (Litografia Maia),
Spear’s “Fancy Dress Ball” card game with children dressed in period costumes, 1930s.
Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Australia and is the world's third-oldest airline still in operation, having been founded in November 1920.
Bathing Beauties throughout the ages, published in Hungary, 1967.
“Renaissance” playing card designs by A I Charlemagne, 1862.
Matching game by Majora, Lisbon, c.1970, featuring figures in national dress from Portuguese provinces and colonies