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►
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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.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Calon Arang, a figure from 12th-century Javanese and Balinese folklore known as a witch skilled in b...
Stylish ‘Tuxedo’ playing cards with animal faces created by Natalia Silva, USA, 2016.
Publicity pack for the Campanile hotel and restaurant chain featuring French provincial costumes, wi...
Festive courts on a Waddingtons pack designed to celebrate Christmas 1980.
Scenic Tarock deck produced by Fabrique de Cartes J. Müller & Cie (Schaffhouse), Suisse.
‘National Costumes of Turkey’ tarot by Industrie Comptoir, Leipzig, c.1800-1825.
French-suited Æsop’s fables tarot produced by Leipzig Industrie Comptoir, c.1800-1825.
Typical costumes and views of Alsace together with lists of the principal sights.
Giuliano Costa's Jack-O’-Lantern tarot blends Rider-Waite symbolism with the rich and atmospheric th...
A selection of Mario Testino’s photographic work in various fields, notably fashion.
American President Lines shipping souvenir playing cards, early to mid-1950s.
Official souvenir pack showing 52 coloured exhibits from the New York World’s Fair, 1964-6.
‘Century of Progress’ Exposition playing cards produced by Western Playing Card Company, USA, 1933. ...
Multicoloured Belgian/Genoese pattern cards, probably printed by Fournier for Lebanon.
New York City souvenir playing cards with 53 different views of interest, USA, 1915.
Nation’s capital souvenir playing cards published by the United States Playing Card Company, USA, 19...
Kyoto Souvenir playing cards by Nintendo aimed at the up and coming tourist industry, 1950s.
Costumes des Peuples Étrangers & Jeu d’Or dedicated to young people and likely used for games and fo...
A celebration of some of Ireland’s most famous patriots, politicians and poets.
Men's and ladies fashion playing cards published for the Seiko Corporation by Nintendo, Japan, 1971....
Britney Spears Oracle: A Deck and Guidebook to Be Stronger Than Yesterday — a card set for Britney f...
Calendar events and visitor attractions to be found in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
Alaska scenic playing cards featuring scenes of Alaskan life, USA, c. 1960.
Elegant fashion costume deck published by O. Gibert, Paris c.1860.
Costumes of people of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, with views of Rio de Janeiro on the aces.