Matching game by Majora, Lisbon, c.1970, featuring figures in national dress from Portuguese provinces and colonies
“Ilha da Madeira” Souvenir playing cards with 54 colour views of the archipelago
Middle Ages by Germano & Cª, (Litografia Maia),
Attractive deck by the Portuguese maker Maillard, c.1885 with scenic aces and German-style courts
Playing Cards by J J Nunes, Lisbon, Portugal
Portuguese Conjuring Playing Cards, c.1850
19th century Portuguese pattern, re-printed from original woodblocks
The Real Fábrica de Cartas de Jogar was founded in 1769, by Royal Charter of King José, under the master craftsman Lorenzo Solezio, brother of Félix Solesio who ran the Spanish Real Fábrica at Macharaviaya.
10 cards from a pack of later Portuguese 'Dragon' type cards from c.1860, with the Maid of batons about to club a dog.
Portuguese type pack with ‘dragon’ aces made in Belgium by Mesmaekers Frères, Turnhout, c.1875-1900
Whist No. 32 - Cartas de Jogar Nunes