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Published March 02, 2023 Updated March 02, 2023

Dallas playing cards

Seven of the top stars from the famous TV series Dallas.

1982 Germany USA Schmid F.X. Television Add to Collection

Clearly aimed at the German market since it has standard Berliner pattern courts and indices in German (K, D, B, A), this pack has non-standard Aces and Jokers featuring seven of the top stars from the famous TV soap opera Dallas. The colour photos are not captioned, but Dallas fans will have no trouble recognising all of them including, of course, the infamous J.R. Ewing played by Larry Hagman. The manufacturer’s logo appears on the 7 of Hearts. The back pattern is framed by a series of five-pointed stars - in red on this pack but also printed on blue.

Dallas playing cards made by F.X. Schmid, Munich, Germany, 1982 Dallas playing cards made by F.X. Schmid, Munich, Germany, 1982

Above: Dallas playing cards made by F.X. Schmid, Munich, Germany, 1982. 52 cards + 3 Jokers in clear plastic box. Size: 59 x 92 mm. ™ + © 1982 Lorimar Productions/ZIV Int’l.

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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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