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Transair

Humorous designs promoting Transair, a German charter flight operator.

1990 Germany Berliner Spielkarten Aviation Humour Add to Collection

Transair operated charter flights as part of the LTU International Airways group. The humorous courts depict characters on holiday or engaged in different leisure or local activities. Berliner Spielkarten’s logo can be found on the Ace of Diamonds, while their name is written in full on the 7 of Diamonds and on the flaps of the tuck box. The name of the airline appears in blue multiple times on the reverse, with further text in black. See the box

Transair promotional deck made by Berliner Spielkarten GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, 1990 Transair promotional deck made by Berliner Spielkarten GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, 1990

Above: Transair promotional deck made by Berliner Spielkarten GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, 1990. 32 cards + 1 title card in tuck box. Size: 59 x 90 mm. The artist is uncredited.

Reference

Petri, Dr. Thomas. Braun Band 13: Die Berliner Spielkarten GmbH; 2002. p.78, BS 1990/14.

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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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