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Unread postby Jock1971 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:12 pm  

A deck from manufacturers Obergs of Sweden ,Unsure of date.This deck comes in a plain white tuck with a card stuck on the front showing the card back. This deck seems to be advertising a finnish company called Ahlstrom. There are Two Jokers and an extra card.
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Card Back,Extra card and Joker

After looking into this deck it appears these courts are standard courts for Obergs
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Hearts and Spades

Note the small ID stamp on the ace of Hearts. I`m not too sure(don`t speak Swedish) but think Esselte is another games manufacturer which joined with Obergs sometime in their history??? Would like to know more if anyone has any info on the subject. Thanks for looking :D
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Re: Sweden

Unread postby dazzleguts » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:11 pm  

I have a set of cards almost identical to yours but with Sweden's flag on the back, and it has been played with.

Esselte is/was a huge sprawling company with many different divisions and products. Sounds like they were even competing with themselves at one point.
http://www.esselte.ca/enCA/About/History.html

Perhaps somewhere in there they owned Obergs as well. J.O. Öberg & Son was it's own company from the 1920s through to 1958, from some of the vintage decks I have seen online.
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Re: Sweden

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:31 pm  

"Spelkort" being svedish for "Playing Cards" or just "Cards", works for me. "spillekort" in Danish/dansk as well. "Kong Christian X" being 'King' in Danish makes me wondering what they called "King Kong"? Kong Kong? Not certain, frankly.
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Re: Sweden

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:04 am  

Hey, I can actually contribute to this section for once :mrgreen:

I present to you - Anglo's:

http://playingcards.wdfiles.com/local--files/others%3Aanglo/Anglo%20all.JPG

http://playingcards.wdfiles.com/local--files/others%3Aanglo/Anglo%20Rainbow.JPG

Taken from my failed wiki project - more info at http://playingcards.wikidot.com/others:anglo. I would take some more/better photos, but I can't until I get home for the summer (sometime in May).
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Re: Sweden

Unread postby dazzleguts » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:50 pm  

Welcome to the Worldwide MF :)

Glad you added these. I have a few of their Blackjack and Poker Edition '09 decks. They have a kind of heavy and substantial feel to them like they are denser than a usual deck.

I like that lesser known back design you show in the wiki. Was that design used on regular decks or only on the Giant Deck?
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Re: Sweden

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:12 pm  

dazzleguts wrote:Welcome to the Worldwide MF :)

Glad you added these. I have a few of their Blackjack and Poker Edition '09 decks. They have a kind of heavy and substantial feel to them like they are denser than a usual deck.

I like that lesser known back design you show in the wiki. Was that design used on regular decks or only on the Giant Deck?

Yes, it has been used on regular decks. Did some digging and found them at cards4magic and Gycklaren (the Swedish store I bought mine from originally, who I think is the main distributor of Anglo's).

Also found a review by an old UC'er (trashmanf, hasn't been around since .NET):

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Re: Sweden

Unread postby Eoghann » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:04 pm  

Just thought I'd add to the rest of the Anglo courts to Tom's post. :)

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Re: Sweden

Unread postby Bruno » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:37 am  

I have, in the past, bought some pairs of sealed/unused Oberg decks from the '30's '40's and '50's to go with a Bofors Group pair I bought sealed, (ages ago) not knowing it was Oberg, with Non Standard Courts, as it turned out .... These from the '60's.
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