“Five 'o One” playing cards, a version of the Dondorf Rhineland pattern, manufactured by Universal Playing Card Co. Ltd for export to Scandinavia
Swedish style pack by Åkerlund & Rausing, Stockholm, 1931-1937
Danbrit playing cards by Alf Cooke, 1930s
Einar Nerman (1888–1983) was a talented Swedish artist born in Norrköping who designed playing cards during the 1920s.
“Four Centuries” playing cards by Esselte Öbergs with court cards depicted as caricatures from different historical periods
Playing cards published by Jacob Bagges AB Stockholm, close copies of Dondorf designs
Kalevala playing cards by Sunish Chabba and Ishan Trivedi inspired by ancient Finnish mythology.
‘Kille’, an old Swedish card game
Holmblad ordered his earlier designs to be re-drawn and updated. Comparison of packs from this era show instances where one figure is replaced by another more imposing version.
Facsimile edition of “Löjliga Spel Kort” (1825) illustrated playing cards from Sweden, showing scenes from Fredman‘s Epistles and Songs
‘Svenska Lloyd’ shipping company playing cards published by J.O. Öberg & Son, Eskilstuna, c.1955
Offason AB “Beau” playing cards designed by Åke Arenhill from Sweden, c.1990
Olsen Spelkort Smygvänliga - Swedish pattern made by F.X. Schmid for Olsen
Single-figure provincial Paris pattern cards with traditional names on the courts manufactured in Copenhagen by P. Steinmann, c.1820.
Playing cards from Finland. Finnish cards have a relatively short history, presumably because the country only finally broke loose from Russian influence in 1920.
Salakuljettaja Smugglaren is the Scandinavian version of Pepys’ “Contraband” published by Förlag Bildkonst, 1958.
Souvenir of Norway deck.
Standard Danish playing cards made by Handa, Copenhagen
Standard Swedish type playing cards manufactured by J.O. Öberg & Son, Eskilstuna, 1929.
Swedish cards have characteristics in common with their Scandinavian neighbours
Universe No.100 playing cards made by The Universal Playing Card Co. Ltd, Leeds, for Scandinavian countries
The House of Vasa was the royal house of Sweden 1523–1654 and subsequent rulers have emphasized their Vasa descent through a female line
“54 Views from Norway” souvenir playing cards published by Normanns Kunstforlag A/S, c.1990s
VR-VISA playing cards published by VR Group, the state-owned railway company in Finland.
“Warburg’s Skandinaviske Bridge Kort” published by Aktieselskabet Emil Jensen, København, c.1935