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Published September 15, 2023 Updated September 15, 2023

Dandy Rock’n Bubble

56 rock and pop stars of the 1980s, issued in Denmark with bubble gum.

1987 Denmark Dandy Chewing Gum Larsen & Knudsen Music Pop Culture Add to Collection

This is a real who’s who of the international rock and pop world of the 1980s. Everyone’s favourites are surely included here – David Bowie, Elton John, Diana Ross, Madonna, Queen, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, etc. Each of the 56 cards has a named photograph of a singer, duo or group. The cards were issued with Dandy bubble gum and were quite difficult to make into complete sets.

“Dandy Rock’n Bubble” pop star playing cards printed by Larsen & Knudsen, Vejle, Denmark, for Dandy Chewing Gum A/S, 1987 “Dandy Rock’n Bubble” pop star playing cards printed by Larsen & Knudsen, Vejle, Denmark, for Dandy Chewing Gum A/S, 1987

Above: “Dandy Rock’n Bubble” pop star playing cards printed by Larsen & Knudsen, Vejle, Denmark, for Dandy Chewing Gum A/S, 1987. 52 cards + 4 Jokers. No box. Size: 50 x 75 mm.

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

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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