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Baraja Historica de Madrid

“Baraja Historica de Madrid 1992” playing cards designed by Alberto Pérez and published by Asescoin for 1994 Convention.

1992 Spain Aregraf Alberto Pérez Asescoin Add to Collection

There were three reasons for publishing this pack – to fill a gap in terms of packs to do with the history of Spain’s capital, Madrid, to mark the move of the Museo Fournier to new premises (the Palacio de Bendaña in Vitoria), and to celebrate the first joint convention of ASESCOIN (the Spanish playing-card collectors’ association) and the I.P.C.S., held in Vitoria, 1994. Two of the suit-signs require some explanation: the swords have been replaced by pocket/flick knives, and the batons by branches (with fruit) of the strawberry tree (madroño). The booklet has more information about the characters depicted. This first printing was published in a numbered edition of 1,000 packs  more

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Above: “Baraja Historica de Madrid 1992” designed by Alberto Pérez and published by a group of Spanish collectors in 1994. 40 cards + 2 Jokers (Comodin) + small booklet in plastic box. Size: 63 x 98 mm.

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

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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