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Verkeers Kwartet

Verkeers Kwartet by Nederlandse Spellenfabriek BV, Amsterdam, 1965.

1965 Netherlands Nederlandse Spellenfabriek Safety Transport Card Games Quartet Add to Collection

Verkeers Kwartet traffic safety game by Nederlandse Spellenfabriek, 1965.

Nederlandse Spellenfabriek (NSF) was founded in 1950 and produces brands including Papita, Jumbo and King. The origins of NSF date back to 1853 when Koninklijke Hausemann & Hötte N.V. (H&H) was founded in Amsterdam. After the introduction in the Netherlands of classics like Meccano and Dinky Toys, H&H decided to open its own manufacturing facility, NSF, which is now at the heart of the boardgame and puzzle industry. In 2007 H&H was acquired by the Monchy Group. NSF thrives as an independent production partner for publishers world-wide. See the Rules

Verkeers Kwartet No.879 by Nederlandse Spellenfabriek BV, Amsterdam, 1965 Verkeers Kwartet No.879 by Nederlandse Spellenfabriek BV, Amsterdam, 1965 Verkeers Kwartet No.879 by Nederlandse Spellenfabriek BV, Amsterdam, 1965

Above: Verkeers Kwartet No.879 traffic safety game by Nederlandse Spellenfabriek BV, Amsterdam, 1965.

See also: Papita Sport Kwartet

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By Rex Pitts (1940-2021)

Member since January 30, 2009

Rex's main interest was in card games, because, he said, they were cheap and easy to get hold of in his early days of collecting. He is well known for his extensive knowledge of Pepys games and his book is on the bookshelves of many.

His other interest was non-standard playing cards. He also had collections of sheet music, music CDs, models of London buses, London Transport timetables and maps and other objects that intrigued him.

Rex had a chequered career at school. He was expelled twice, on one occasion for smoking! Despite this he trained as a radio engineer and worked for the BBC in the World Service.

Later he moved into sales and worked for a firm that made all kinds of packaging, a job he enjoyed until his retirement. He became an expert on boxes and would always investigate those that held his cards. He could always recognize a box made for Pepys, which were the same as those of Alf Cooke’s Universal Playing Card Company, who printed the card games. This interest changed into an ability to make and mend boxes, which he did with great dexterity. He loved this kind of handicraft work.

His dexterity of hand and eye soon led to his making card games of his own design. He spent hours and hours carefully cutting them out and colouring them by hand.


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