Historically, commercial fishing always played a key part in the Icelandic economy. Nowadays, recreational fishing is a popular pastime, given this island nation’s network of lakes and rivers. Among the different species of fish found in Icelandic waters, salmon can only be fished from June to September, and only in freshwater. Several hundred different types of salmon fly exist, of which 52 are displayed in full colour in this pack, named top and bottom. The pack exists with red or blue patterned backs. See the box►
Laxaflugur = salmon flies in Icelandic.
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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.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A deck of 55 cards, celebrating the master of mystery, murder and mayhem, Alfred Hitchcock.
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
Dondorf Jägerkarte Nr. 465 playing cards dedicated to the theme of hunting, c.1930.
Katie Abey’s rainbow-coloured designs using crazy animals to convey motivating phrases.
Commemorative Olympic Playing Cards produced by Waddingtons exclusively for Stanley Gibbons Antiquar...
Clamcleats playing cards for sailors designed by Celia Allison, New Zealand, 1986.
Characters and scenes from the Disney film of the same name, on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Centennial Olympic Games playing cards celebrating the centenary of the modern Olympic Games, 1896-1...
Featuring Disney Princesses and Enchanting Tales in two sizes of pack made for Eastern Europe.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Royal Hawaiian playing cards published by the Royal Hawaiian Playing Card Company, Honolulu.
Bicycle Negro League Baseball Museum souvenir playing cards, USA, 2012.
A celebration of some of Ireland’s most famous patriots, politicians and poets.
Conventional Lenormand designs on a pack from Piatnik but with unconventional numbering.
Cyclists from the Domex-Weinmann team who took part in the 1989 Tour de France.
Cowboys and American Indians on a pack for Neiman Marcus, the Dallas department store.
Museo del Prado: Pintores y familias reales / Painters and royal families playing cards.
Soviet and other Communist celebrities depicted on every card, designed by Vladislav Pankevitch.
Photos of American football players representing the University of Alabama in 1972.
Facts, figures, stories and scandals about the 1906 Earthquake published by the Golden Gate National...
Colour photographs of the World Cup-winning French football squad of 2018.
Icelandic picture playing cards with photography by Gudmundur Ingólfsson.
A 1982 World Cup commemoration pack by Heráldica Castanyer from Spain with non-standard suits.
Two packs (one French-suited, one Spanish-suited) for the World Cup held in Spain, 1982.
James Purdey & Sons is a long-established gun manufacturer founded in 1814 in London.