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Published June 13, 2022 Updated July 28, 2022

Romȃnia Playing Cards

Playing cards featuring traditional folk costumes from Romania.

Romania Alexandrina Enăchescu-Cantemi Fashion & Costume Folklore Souvenir 2017
traditional fabric design from Romania

Every card in this pack features one or two traditional costumes from all over Romania in full colour against buff-coloured backgrounds. The designs are taken from drawings by Alexandrina Enăchescu-Cantemir whose name appears down the side of each card. The emphasis is on the costumes, not the faces of the characters. Card titles in Romanian and English. A different mask appears on each of the Jokers. Backs: traditional fabric design. See the box

Traditional folk costumes from Romania Traditional folk costumes from Romania Traditional folk costumes from Romania

Above: 52 cards + 2 Jokers in tuck box. Size: 65 x 100 mm. Maker unknown. Purchased in Romania, April 2017.

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By Roddy Somerville

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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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