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Published March 08, 2023 Updated March 08, 2023

SCANIA 1891-1991

Centenary playing cards illustrating vintage trucks and buses produced by the Swedish company Scania.

1991 Sweden Cartamundi Commemorative Transport Add to Collection

Scania is the Latin name for the Swedish province of Skåne where one half of the old Scania-Vabis company had its headquarters. Scania currently has several different manufacturing facilities in Europe, South America and Asia, producing mainly trucks and buses. Thirteen of their early cars, buses and lorries are shown on these cards, all in horizontal format, and all named discreetly in Swedish. The Jokers are of the standard type used by Carta Mundi in their packs with Swedish faces. Multiple old car horns are featured on the reverse and also on both sides of the tuck box. The pack was produced to mark the company’s centenary in 1991. Since 2014, Scania has been part of the Volkswagen Group.

“SCANIA 1891-1991” centenary playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, 1991 “SCANIA 1891-1991” centenary playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, 1991 “SCANIA 1891-1991” centenary playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, 1991

Above: “SCANIA 1891-1991” centenary playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, 1991. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 extra cards in tuck box. Size: 56 x 87 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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