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Published March 13, 2023 Updated March 13, 2023

Haig Whisky

Japanese advertising pack for Haig Scotch whisky with modified international courts.

1980 Japan Nintendo Distillery Whisky Add to Collection

The modified English (or international) pattern courts in this pack all look quite happy to be holding glasses ready to drink. But to drink what? Although this is an advertising pack for Haig Scotch whisky, the liquid contents of the glasses look red, in other words more like red wine! There is a special Ace of Spades. The manufacturer’s name appears on the two Jokers. All the designs are set against a mustard coloured background. On the back is an advertisement for Haig against a bright red background.

Haig Whisky advertising deck made by Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, c1980 Haig Whisky advertising deck made by Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, c1980

Above: Haig Whisky advertising deck made by Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, c1980. 52 cards + 2 (identical) Jokers. No box. Size: 58 x 89 mm.

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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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