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Published March 13, 2024 Updated March 13, 2024

Hansaplast®

Advertising pack for Hansaplast, with comic courts sporting sticking plasters.

1993 Germany A.S.S. Advertising Humour Medical & Pharmaceutical Add to Collection

Hansaplast in Germany, Elastoplast in the UK, Band-Aid® in the U.S.A. – all are forms of sticking plaster or adhesive bandage and all do the same job. In fact, the first two are owned by the same company, Beiersdorf AG, whose name appears on the extra card. Beiersdorf created the brand Hansaplast in 1922. The comic courts all sport one or more sticking plasters and are depicted in situations where a plaster may well be required following an accident – cooking, gardening, D.I.Y., etc.

advertising pack for Hansaplast made by Ver. A.S.S. AG, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany, c1993 advertising pack for Hansaplast made by Ver. A.S.S. AG, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany, c1993
advertising pack for Hansaplast made by Ver. A.S.S. AG, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany, c1993

Above: advertising pack for Hansaplast made by Ver. A.S.S. AG, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany, c1993. 32 cards + 1 extra (title/rule) card in clear plastic box. Size: 59 x 91 mm.

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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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