Sometimes souvenir packs can be disappointing. This one falls into that category. The court cards, which are pleasing enough in terms of the colours, are the same in each suit – figures in medieval costume. Is this a generic design, i.e., was it used for other souvenir packs? The style of the courts and of the framelines round them is reminiscent of some Piatnik packs. The Jack of Diamonds shown on the back of the box does feature the arms of Salzburg but this Jack is not exactly the same as the one used in the pack itself. The front of the box reproduces the back design, with a general view of Salzburg and Herr Mozart with a few notes of music in the foreground. The cards were almost certainly printed in China. 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 Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
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Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
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.
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New York City souvenir playing cards with 53 different views of interest, USA, 1915.
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Alaska scenic playing cards featuring scenes of Alaskan life, USA, c. 1960.
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Soviet and other Communist celebrities depicted on every card, designed by Vladislav Pankevitch.
Icelandic picture playing cards with photography by Gudmundur Ingólfsson.
Oxford Gargoyles souvenir playing cards published by Chris Donaghue Photography, Oxford, UK.
Texas Sesquicentennial commemoration playing cards produced by Alief Products Company in 1985.