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Deck "A Swedish Tiger"

Deck "A Swedish Tiger"

Bertil Almqvist (1902 - 1972) created the image A Swedish Tiger for the State Information Board in 1941. The image would remind the population to keep quiet about everything that concerned Sweden's defense, and to keep quiet about information that could lead Sweden into the war that was raging everywhere in Europe. 


In 1942, Bertila created the "Tiger Needle" so that the Luftvarnspojkarna could get income for their activities through the sale of the needle. "The tiger pin was a success and the people of Sweden wore the little pin with pride. No foreigner could understand what the pin meant because it was a Swedish pun. That was exactly Bertila's intention and meaning. The little pin exists preserved in the original in the archives of the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum.


In 2002, Bertil Almqvist's daughters transferred the copyright to the image to the Preparedness Museum, in order to preserve the image and its history. The Preparedness Museum sells products with En Svensk Tiger for the benefit of the museum operations, just as Bertila had the "Tiger pin" made for the Air Defense Boys. 


The ultimate gift, a deck of cards with En Svensk Tiger. The curious can learn about the history of the picture just by reading the cardboard. Good quality of the playing cards. 


    This is a very common deck of cards. The cards cannot be distinguished from each other on the back. Of course, you can always turn the card over and gossip to your playing partner that you have an ace in your hand, but that might not be allowed anyway... 

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