Christian IV Anniversary
The anniversary of Christian IV in 1988 was a great event in Denmark with exhibitions in museums for which this special pack of playing cards was published. Christian IV himself is the K♠ and his wife Anne Katherine of Brandenburg is the Q♠. The other suits feature contemporary royalty from other countries whilst the Jokers are Corfitz Ulfeld and Leonora Christine, two figures from Danish history. The portraits were adapted mainly from paintings in Danish museums, except ♥ King James VI of Scotland (1566-1625) and ♥ Queen Anna of Denmark which were from paintings in the British embassy of Denmark. The designer was Thora Fisker.