Nellba - Sweden - Stjarnos Krig Cards (1983)


These two separate card sets were issued in Sweden, and are among the more difficult international vintage sets to complete, especially if you attempt to collect all variations available. I would like to thank Bert-Olof Lundin for providing much of the information on these card sets and Bror Hellman for helping to update and correct information to make this page more complete.

There are two sets of the Stjärnornas Krig Swedish Star Wars cards. The first set of cards are numbered 201-278. The second set of cards are numbered 301-326. It is not known why the cards are numbered in this way, as the numbering scheme does not appear to fit in with other cards issued in Sweden in the same time period. Cards came packaged in a blue wrapper with a small cut-out "window" on the front that allowed you to not only see part of the first card in the pack, but to actually touch the card as well. It is very unusual to find a sealed pack of cards for collecting. The first set of cards was issued with two variations. Cards either have descriptive text, describing the characters shown on the card, or they have the words "Stjärnornas Krig" (The Stars War) in the place where the descriptive text would be. This variation makes it possible for a collector to complete three separate sets of Swedish Star Wars cards; a set numbered 201-278 with all cards labeled Stjarnornas Krig, a set numbered 201-278 with all cards having a descriptive label, and a set of cards numbered 301-326. It is very difficult to complete a set of the cards numbered 201-278 where all of the cards have descriptive text rather than the Stjarnornas Krig labeling. The second set of Star Wars cards was not issued with variations, and all cards only come as labeled in the checklist below. A small number of Star Wars cards are numbered outside the numbers shown above, as they were apparently included in with card sets that were not Star Wars cards. There are a total of 6 cards with Star Wars themes found in other sets. They are now shown on the checklist with thanks to Bror Hellman. It should be noted that there are 2 cards numbered 78 with unique images. It is possible these were included in different non-Star Wars sets.

These cards were manufactured by a card company called Nellba AB (AB is Swedish for 'company' similar to LTD or INC). The company was founded in 1960 and went bankrupt in 1985. It is reportedly the largest trading card manufacturer in Sweden during this time.

The card descriptions below are those from the actual cards. Explanations, where needed, have been placed in parenthesis. All cards were numbered on the card front along one edge, with the card description following the number. Original spelling and punctuation has been used in this list, however some accent marks are not indicated due to the limitations of my HTML editor. Cards show images from all three Star Wars movies, and do not follow in plot sequence. Some cards contain the abbreviation "m.fl." which stands for med flera (with others in Swedish). Cards 201-278 also had a second variation possibility in that the cards came both with and whithout the "TM c Lucas Film 1983 Arr." on top. Thanks to MVH Marcus for this information. All of the cards that are numbered 301-326 have "eno (c)opyright notice on the front, and the following text on the back: "TM & (C) Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Nellba Authorized User. Stja¨rnornas Krig TM".

In addition to the Stjarnos Krig trading cards, a second set of cards were issued under the name Uranium cards. I do not have a description of this set at this time. One will be provided as soon as possible.

A huge thank you goes out to Krister Nielsen who provided many of the scans for this section. It is the generosity of collectors like Krister that help make this site what it is.

Card Values
::  set value: $?
::  single: $1-2

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Card NumberDescription
31Luke and C-3P0
78C-3P0 and R2-D2
78Chewie, Luke, Obi-Wan and Han
113C-3P0, Luke and Obi-Wan
125C-3P0, Leia and 2 other characters
201AS T-5 (probe droid)
202Luke Skywalker
203Klaatu, Boba Fett
206Yoda, Luke Skywalker
207C-3P0, Ewoks
208Luke Skywalker
209Luke Skywalker (Cloud City)
210Darth Vader, Stormtrooper
211R2-D2, C-3P0
212Darth Vader (with Fett on Cloud City)
213R2-D2, Wicket W Warrick
214C-3P0, Luke Skywalker
215Stjarnornas Krig (Cantina Aliens)
216Prinsessan Leia
217Ben Kenobi
218Stjarnornas Krig (Interior of Falcon cockpit)
219Boba Fett
220Stjarnornas Krig (Falcon cockpit - ESB)
221Darth Vader
222Luke Skywalker (on Taun Taun)
223Stjarnornas krig (Star Destroyer)
224Darth Vader (Cloud City)
225Darth Vader m.fl. (addressing the bounty hunters)
226C-3P0, Han Solo, Leia
227Stjarnornas krig (Leia, Vader and Tarkin)
228Stjarnornas Krig (awards ceremony)
229Luke Skywalker (on Tatooine)
230Darth Vader (dueling Ben)
231Han Solo
232Stjarnornas krig (Star Destroyer)
233Chewbacca samt Han Solo
234Luke Skywalker (in landspeeder)
235Luke, Leia och Han Solo
236C-3P0 m.fl. (running to the Falcon - ESB)
237Leia och R2-D2
238Stormtrooper (Snowtrooper)
241Luke Skywalker
242Han Solo (sketch)
243Admiral Ackbar (sketch)
244Han Solo (actually a sketch of Lando in skiff gear!)
245Klattuu (sketch)
246Prinsessan Leia (sketch in Boussh gear)
247Skiff (sketch)
248Admiral Ackbar
249Paploo (sketch)
250Baby Ewoks (sketch)
251Stjarnornas Krig (cast promotional photo on Hoth)
253Sy Snootle (sketch)
254Emperors guard (sketch)
255Wicket W Warrick (sketch)
256Biker Scout (sketch)
257Wicket W Warrick
258Emperors guard
259AT-ST (sketch)
260Shuttle Tydirium (sketch)
262Stjarnornas krig (description needed)
263Yoda, The Jedi Master
264C-3P0, R2-D2 (on Endor)
265C-3P0, Prinsessan Leia
266Stjarnornas Krig (description needed)
267Prinsessan Leia
268The Emperor (sketch)
269Lando Calrissian m.fl. (actually Han, Chewie and Leia at the rebel briefing)
270The Sail Barge (sketch)
271Lando Calrissian
272Leia och Luke
273Luke Skywalker, Han Solo
274Luke Skywalker (sketch)
275R2-D2 samt C-3P0
276Jabba the Hutt (sketch)
277Gamorrean Guard (sketch)
278Bib Fortuna (sketch)
Second Set
301Stjarnornas Krig (Falcon)
302Sy Snootles
303Han Solo
304Stjarnornas Krig (B-Wing)
305Stjarnornas Krig ( Endor)
306Bib Fortuna
307Luke, Leia, Han Solo
308Prinsessan Leia (in Slave attire)
309Gamorrean Guard
310Jabba The Hutt
312Lando Calrissian
313The Sail Barge
314Sy Snootles
316Lando Calrissian
317The Skiff
318Baby Ewok
320Luke Skywalker
321Wicket W Warrick
323Mon Calamari
325Ewok (Chief Chirpa)