Friday, March 20, 2015

Swedish Trading Cards - 1000th POST!!

Wow.  I never thought I'd get to 1000 posts!  And it only took 7 years.  Let the fireworks commence!

I know essentially nothing about these, other than they appear to be Swedish (Alice i Underlandet), and that they are about the same size as a business card.  This first card has no number on the front, and the print of the copyright is totally different than all the rest, it might be from a different series.
This second card is fairly amusing, as it depicts Alice having a day of beauty with Minnie Mouse and Chip the chipmunk doing her hair and makeup.  You'd think she'd look better after all that work.  This is number 234.
Next is #315, featuring Alice talking to the Tulips.  I'm sure she could pick every one of them if she were her right size.
The Mad Tea Party with the Mad Hatter and March Hare is on #570, presenting Alice with her very own unbirthday cake.  You know today is my unbirthday too.
And lastly, #607, featuring art lifted from the Dell comic book Four Color 331.
I have no idea who made these, how many there are (although it appears to be a fairly huge number) and if they are all Alice or a variety of Disney characters, but in my 25 years of collecting these are the only 5 I've come across.  I welcome any information on these from anyone out there.

9 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

CONGRATULATIONS! 1000 is a big accomplishment, no matter how long it took. I love how bored Alice looks, having her hair done by Chip and Minnie. If there is a card #607, does that mean that you have at least 602 more to find?

Matt said...

Oh man I hope not ;)

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

These card features a variety of Disney characters. No not all of them has Alice images.
I used to have a big stack of these, that I bought as a kid here in Sweden. But I think I have sold or given them away. (At least I can't find them.)

Matt said...

Thank you for the info Joakim, do you have any other details you might be able to share, like what era these are from, were they a premium for candy or gum or something? Any information will be greatly appreciated!

Clement Glen said...

Congratulations on your 1000! Keep up your fantastic work!

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

The cards were sold in packs of seven I think. Might have been called "Bytesbilder" (Swedish for trading cards.) Long time ago. The first series ran through the 60s and 70s and had ca 858 cards. The second series in the 70s had 624 cards. Google "disney filmisar" and you'll find images.

Magic Emperor said...

I'm late for your very important date, but congratulations!! Happy 1000!

Snow White Archive said...

Congrats on number 1000! I've seen some Snow White cards in this collection on ebay, though not very often.

Serge Veillette said...

There are 624 cards in this numbered collection spread over a few series published in Sweden between 1973 and 1976. There are also some non-numbered series (http://www.abm.se/leopolds/94.Onumrerade.Disneybilder.typ. 7-12.html). I am working to reference these Swedish cards for a Trading Cards database I started in 2001. I've just started a blog at : coollectiondb.wordpress.com

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