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Published June 27, 2022 Updated June 28, 2022

Trajes Regionais Portugueses

Portuguese regional costumes published by the French division of Banco Pinto & Sotto Mayor.

Portugal Cartamundi Fashion & Costume 1982

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

Portuguese regional costumes published by the French division of Banco Pinto & Sotto Mayor, 1982 Portuguese regional costumes published by the French division of Banco Pinto & Sotto Mayor, 1982 Portuguese regional costumes published by the French division of Banco Pinto & Sotto Mayor, 1982

Above: Portuguese regional costumes published by the French division of Banco Pinto & Sotto Mayor. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 extra card in tuck box. Size: 56 x 87 mm. Printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, 1982.

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.


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