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Published July 04, 2022 Updated July 04, 2022

Airummy

Souvenir pack made for the Malta Tourism Authority, Malta, c.2000.

Malta Malta Tourism Authority Aviation Innovation Souvenir 2000

A companion pack to the one called “Air Malta” on this site. Here, the emphasis is less on the airline. The same four designs appear on all the Kings (Grandmaster), Queens (Maltese Dame), Jacks (Soldier), and Aces (Air Malta) of each “suit”. An innovative feature is that each “suit” is in fact simply a different colour, with none of the traditional suit-signs present. However, all card games can still be played with the pack. The numeral cards have different colour photos of Malta, Gozo, and Comino. The Jokers are indicated by a Maltese cross in each corner. The corners are rounded and not square cut as they were in the “Air Malta” pack. On poor quality card. See the box

Souvenir pack made for the Malta Tourism Authority, c.2000 Souvenir pack made for the Malta Tourism Authority, c.2000

Above: souvenir pack made for the Malta Tourism Authority, c.2000. 52 cards + 4 Jokers + 4 cards with rules for AIRUMMY® in English, French, German, and Italian. Size: 57 x 89 mm. Maker unknown but probably printed locally. Purchased in Malta, 2002.

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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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