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Published April 01, 2023 Updated April 01, 2023

Modet Sardegna

Costumes, masks and symbols from the island of Sardinia, with designs by Luciano Dettori and Tonino Caputo.

2005 Italy Dal Negro Luciano Dettori Fashion & Costume Folklore Sardinia Add to Collection

The island of Sardinia is rich in history and folklore. It has four provinces – Cagliari, Oristano, Nuoro, and Sassari – each with its own traditions. Costumes connected with each of these provinces are depicted on the court cards. The non-standard suit-signs also represent the four provinces. The maker’s name appears on all the 4s. Featured on the Jokers is Boes (from Ottana), a masked carnival figure. The backs show an attractive old map of Sardinia. The pack was conceived by Luciano Dettori, a pianist and musician from Sassari, with the designs being executed by Maestro Tonino Caputo, a graphic artist from Puglia. Further details about the designs are given on the double-sided extra card, with text in Italian. See the box

Modet Sardegna playing cards with illustrations by Maestro Tonino Caputo, made by Dal Negro, Treviso, Italy, c.2005 Modet Sardegna playing cards with illustrations by Maestro Tonino Caputo, made by Dal Negro, Treviso, Italy, c.2005 Modet Sardegna playing cards with illustrations by Maestro Tonino Caputo, made by Dal Negro, Treviso, Italy, c.2005
Modet Sardegna playing cards with illustrations by Maestro Tonino Caputo, made by Dal Negro, Treviso, Italy, c.2005

Above: Modet Sardegna playing cards conceived by Luciano Dettori, with illustrations by Maestro Tonino Caputo. Made by Dal Negro, Treviso, Italy, c2005. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 extra card in tuck box. Size: 63 X 88 mm. The box looks the same front and back.

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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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