Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Swedish playing cards (Öbergs)

"Öbergs spelkort med de rätta figurerna" -- Obergs, 52 +2 c.

This deck is of the Swedish pattern. It resembles the patience cards made by Offason ( see However, the most curious thing about this deck is where it was sold. I purchased this deck from a hardware store in Rovaniemi, a town in Finland . It may be thus concluded that Swedish playing cards are exported to Finland, and that the locals have no problem using them.

Note the ace of hearts: The maker's name is printed on it in a fashion similar to a tax stamp.

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