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Published August 23, 2022 Updated August 23, 2022

National Costumes of Mongolia

National Costumes of Mongolia pack produced by the Wuyi Giant Colour Printing Co., Ltd.

Mongolia Wuyi Giant Colour Printing Co. Fashion & Costume Add to Collection

All 54 cards in this pack display different photographic examples of Mongolian national costume. The Aces of each suit portray characters wearing a mask, and perhaps performing a religious Mongolian dance. Produced in China by the Wuyi Giant Colour Printing Co., Ltd., located in the central area of Zhejiang Province.

National Costumes of Mongolia playing cards produced by the Wuyi Giant Colour Printing Co., Ltd National Costumes of Mongolia playing cards produced by the Wuyi Giant Colour Printing Co., Ltd National Costumes of Mongolia playing cards produced by the Wuyi Giant Colour Printing Co., Ltd National Costumes of Mongolia playing cards produced by the Wuyi Giant Colour Printing Co., Ltd National Costumes of Mongolia playing cards produced by the Wuyi Giant Colour Printing Co., Ltd National Costumes of Mongolia playing cards produced by the Wuyi Giant Colour Printing Co., Ltd

Above: cards from National Costumes of Mongolia pack produced by the Wuyi Giant Colour Printing Co., Ltd.

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By Peter Burnett

Member since July 27, 2022

I graduated in Russian and East European Studies from Birmingham University in 1969. It was as an undergraduate in Moscow in 1968 that I stumbled upon my first 3 packs of “unusual” playing cards which fired my curiosity and thence my life-long interest. I began researching and collecting cards in the early 1970s, since when I’ve acquired over 3,330 packs of non-standard cards, mainly from North America, UK and Western Europe, and of course from Russia and the former communist countries.

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Following my retirement from the Bodleian Library in Dec. 2007 I took up a new role as Head of Library Development at the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) to support library development in low-income countries. This work necessitated regular training visits to many sub-Saharan African countries and also further afield, to Vietnam, Nepal and Bangladesh – all of which provided rich opportunities to further expand my playing card collection.

Since 2019 I’ve been working part-time in the Bodleian Library where I’ve been cataloguing the bequest of the late Donald Welsh, founder of the English Playing Card Society.


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