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Vasa Dynasty

The House of Vasa was the royal house of Sweden 1523–1654 and subsequent rulers have emphasized their Vasa descent through a female line

Vasa Dynasty Playing Cards

The House of Vasa was the royal house of Sweden 1523–1654 and subsequent rulers have emphasized their Vasa descent through a female line. The lineage became divided between adherents to Catholic and Lutheran faith, leading to wars and new alliances more

Aktieb. J.O. Öberg & Son, Eskilstuna, 1928

Above: original deck printed in chromolithography with enamel finish by Aktieb. J.O. Öberg & Son, Eskilstuna, 1928.

Above: modern reprint by Esselte Öbergs. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

Far Right: the original 1928 back design.

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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