The interest in this pack is not in the (standard international) faces but rather in the backs. For maximum effect, the cards need to be in a particular order, as listed on the back of one of the Jokers. The backs of all the cards in the pack can then be flicked to reveal all the stages in the conversion of the Saab 900 into a cabriolet (convertible). It’s a nifty piece of advertising, even if of little use as a serious pack of cards. The Saab name and logo naturally appear on every card back. Some of the backs are shown here to indicate a few of the stages in the conversion. See the box►
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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.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
Characters from the 2007 film Shrek the Third, a DreamWorks Animation production.
Advertising pack designed by James Hodges for a company specialising in regional cakes and biscuits....
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
Dinosaurs from different ages and locations, with artwork by Virginijus Poshkus.
On-line offsite data backup publicity playing cards produced by The Bunker, United Kingdom, c. 2004....
Publicity pack for the East German furniture industry, with designs by Werner-Hans Schlegel.
Clamcleats playing cards for sailors designed by Celia Allison, New Zealand, 1986.
‘Star Wars: a New Hope’ playing cards to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film Star Wars, USA, ...
Publicity pack for Gibert Jeune, the famous Parisian bookshop, with designs by James Hodges.
A flicker pack with different backs, advertising the Saab 900 Convertible motor car.
Complete contents of a sample book of advertising cards by De La Rue
Promotional pack for a German steel hardening business, with designs by Costante Costantini.
Glico Almond Chocolate playing cards with designs by Izumi Tamai, produced by Nintendo, Japan.
‘Motoveteráni’ playing cards featuring the photographs of Robert Sobčák, Czech Republic,
National Railway Museum with drawings by Stuart Black, United Kingdom, 1993.
Over the years I have collected a large number of mini-booklets and pocket guides offering rules and...
Delightful pack advertising Joseph Bardou & Fils cigarette papers for the Philippines.
Illustrations by Yannick Pennanguer of old sailing ships for Brest 2004, a maritime festival.
54 classic images from a bygone age of railway travel from the National Railway Museum, York.
Colourful card game featuring the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man and some of his fearsome advers...
Cowboys and American Indians on a pack for Neiman Marcus, the Dallas department store.
Designs by Jürgen Pankarz for the 20th anniversary of the Wolfgang Dorn advertising agency, Cologne....
Unlikely, ridiculous or just plain impossible means of transport, drawn by Hubert Rublon.