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Published July 01, 2022 Updated July 01, 2022

150 Years of Czechoslovakian Railways

Czech trains and railwayana from 1839 to 1989, made by Obchodní Tiskárny, Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Czechoslovakia Obchodní Tiskárny Jiří Bouda bohemian Commemorative Railway 1989
150 Years of Czechoslovakian Railways by Obchodní Tiskárny

The format of the old Bohemian pattern pack gave graphic artist Jiří Bouda (1934-2015) the chance to create a different image or vignette on each card in this pack. The subjects include trains, railway workers, signalling equipment and other machinery. The result is pleasing throughout and should have appeal among railway enthusiasts. Only the 10s are numbered. The maker’s name and logo appear on the Daus of Acorns. These also appear on an extra Daus of Leaves which carries an anniversary banner.

150 Years of Czechoslovakian Railways by Obchodní Tiskárny 150 Years of Czechoslovakian Railways by Obchodní Tiskárny 150 Years of Czechoslovakian Railways by Obchodní Tiskárny 150 Years of Czechoslovakian Railways by Obchodní Tiskárny
150 Years of Czechoslovakian Railways by Obchodní Tiskárny

Above: 150 Years of Czechoslovakian Railways. 32 cards + 2 extra cards. Size: 61.5 x 99.5 mm. Printed by Obchodní Tiskárny (OTK).

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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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