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Published April 01, 2023 Updated April 01, 2023

Velux International

Publicity pack for the Danish company, Velux, manufacturers of roof windows and skylights.

1988 Denmark Cartamundi Advertising Add to Collection

Velux has become a household name for a roof window or skylight. The Danish company was founded in 1941 and began its international expansion in 1952. Its products are known worldwide, which accounts for the wording on all the Aces where ‘roof windows’ appears in 20 different languages. On all the remaining cards there are colour photographs of different types of roof window or skylight (double-ended on the court cards, single-ended on the 10s to 2s). The designs are repeated on the same card in each suit. The red and white back design features the word ‘VELUX’ repeated sixteen times. See the box

publicity playing cards made by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for Velux International A/S, Hørsholm, Denmark, c1988 publicity playing cards made by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for Velux International A/S, Hørsholm, Denmark, c1988
publicity playing cards made by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for Velux International A/S, Hørsholm, Denmark, c1988

Above: publicity playing cards made by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for Velux International A/S, Hørsholm, Denmark, c1988. 52 cards + 3 Jokers in tuck box. Size: 56 x 87 mm. © 1988 Velux International A/S. The red and white back design features the word ‘VELUX’ repeated sixteen times. The box looks the same front and back.

• See also Velux - la fenêtre de toit de qualité, c.1990

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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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