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Norway’s Beauty Spots

Views of Norway’s Beauty Spots Souvenir playing cards published by Nyborg in collaboration with Oslo Travel Association, 1950s.

Views of Norway’s Beauty Spots Souvenir playing cards published by Nyborg,in collaboration with Oslo Travel Association, 1950s. Each card except the jokers features a different, half-tone, monochrome photograph of a Norwegian beauty spot. Both packs have the same images. The tax stamp on each ace of spades is identifiable as being in use during the 1950s. See the Box

Views of Norway’s Beauty Spots Souvenir playing cards published by Nyborg in collaboration with Oslo Travel Association, 1950s Views of Norway’s Beauty Spots Souvenir playing cards published by Nyborg in collaboration with Oslo Travel Association, 1950s

Above: Views of Norway’s Beauty Spots Souvenir playing cards, twin pack published by Nyborg, in collaboration with Oslo Travel Association, 1950s. Each pack contains 52 cards + 2 jokers, + blank (spare card) + one "greetings" card on which one would write a message. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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