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Published February 25, 2023 Updated February 25, 2023

Rombach + Co Skat

Publicity pack designed by Uschi Dorner for a bookshop in Freiburg im Breisgau.

1972 Germany A.S.S. Uschi Dorner Advertising Folklore Skat Add to Collection

The court cards in this pack show figures from the collection of folk tales called “One Thousand and One Nights”. The double-ended designs are in black and white only. The suit-signs on the pip cards have been redesigned. The indices are in German (curiously, in two corners only on the court cards but in four corners on all the other cards). The name of the bookshop appears on the back along with a collection of suit-signs in black on white.

Rombach + Co Skat publicity playing cards designed by Uschi Dorner. Printed by A.S.S., Leinfelden, Germany, 1972 Rombach + Co Skat publicity playing cards designed by Uschi Dorner. Printed by A.S.S., Leinfelden, Germany, 1972 Rombach + Co Skat publicity playing cards designed by Uschi Dorner. Printed by A.S.S., Leinfelden, Germany, 1972

Above: Rombach + Co Skat bookshop publicity playing cards designed by Uschi Dorner. Printed by A.S.S., Leinfelden, Germany, 1972. 32 cards in clear plastic box. Size: 59 x 91 mm. Copyright by System Werbung, Freiburg.

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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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