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Published March 13, 2023 Updated March 13, 2023

Loco Jumbo playing cards

54 different colour photographs of steam locomotives from around the world.

1972 Japan Nintendo Railway Add to Collection
Loco Jumbo playing cards made by Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, 1972

The fine colour photographs of steam locomotives from around the world bear witness to a bygone era. The horizontal format works better for the subject matter on this occasion. Each locomotive is shown with the country where it saw service together with the type number. The indices are superimposed on the suit-signs in two corners. On the back, in vertical format and within a silver border, is a steam locomotive from California ploughing its way through snowy scenery.

Loco Jumbo playing cards made by Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, 1972 Loco Jumbo playing cards made by Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, 1972

Above: Loco Jumbo playing cards made by Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, 1972. 52 cards + 2 Jokers in plastic box. Size: 70 x 95 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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