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Published March 02, 2024 Updated March 02, 2024

Sweden playing cards

Named characters from Swedish history.

2000 Austria Sweden Piatnik Heraldry Historical Add to Collection

Twelve different figures from Swedish history are depicted on the double-ended court cards of this pack. They include Gustav Vasa, Carl Linnaeus and Alfred Nobel. The designs have been executed in Piatnik’s traditional house style for double packs with non-standard courts. Various heraldic shields and coats of arms are displayed on the reverse against either a blue or a red background, with the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sweden in the centre. On the box lid is a mention in Swedish that the pack has been printed with permission from the Office of the Marshal of the Realm and the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.

Sweden playing cards made by Piatnik, Vienna, Austria, 2000 Sweden playing cards made by Piatnik, Vienna, Austria, 2000 Sweden playing cards made by Piatnik, Vienna, Austria, 2000
Sweden playing cards made by Piatnik, Vienna, Austria, 2000

Above: Sweden playing cards made by Piatnik, Vienna, Austria, 2000. 2 x 52 cards + 3 Jokers in drop-lid box. Size: 58 x 89 mm. Piatnik No. 214042.

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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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