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New Musical Express

54 black and white photographs of solo singers, duos and groups popular around 1990.

1990 United Kingdom Cartamundi IPC Magazines Music Pop Culture Add to Collection

New Musical Express was founded as a newspaper in 1952 and later turned into a magazine. It was the first British newspaper to include a singles chart. Early on it championed new British groups such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Included here are all the ‘greats’ from the pop music world around 1990. There are 54 black and white photographs of named stars, mostly solo artistes. On the 6s, an extra ‘6’ has been added top centre, presumably to avoid confusion with the 9s. Photo credits are given on most cards down the right-hand side. See the box

New Musical Express playing cards published by IPC Magazines Ltd, UK, 1991 New Musical Express playing cards published by IPC Magazines Ltd, UK, 1991

Above: New Musical Express playing cards published by IPC Magazines Ltd, UK, 1991. Printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 blank card in tuck box. Size: 56 x 87 mm. The box looks the same front and back.

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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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