GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg.




380069 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. La Belle Alliance - The nice alliance - Souvenir of the big Battle of the Nations near Leipzig on October 16, 17, 18 & 19, 1813. 36 + 4 EC, complete. Offset, 102x63 mm, square corners, Backs: Trellis with flowers, red. 1988.
Lit.: Braun/DDR AS 1988/7.
Reprint of a deck by the Leipzig manufacturer Carl Heinrich Zoelcke (c1820).
OCase, folder of explanations, mint.




NEW ZEALAND - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




200608 Maker unknown. Aotea Playing Cards. 52 + JJ, complete. Photogravure, 89x58 mm, rc, Backs: 2 Maori women standing next to the statue of a divinity (color offset). c1940.
Lit.: Cary coll. 1.
All cards reproduce B/W photos of sights.
OBox, mint.




FRANCE - NON STANDARD CARDS - Carta Mundi, Turnhout, for Editions Face&Dos, Paris.




700036 Carta Mundi, Turnhout, for Editions Face&Dos, Paris. Jeu Empire. Bicentenaire du Ier Empire 1804 - 2004 (200th anniversary of the 1st Empire 1804 - 2004). Design: Eugène Leliepvre. 2 x 52 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, gilt edge, Backs: Napoleonic eagle and flaming shells on dark-green or reddish brown background. 2004.
All cards are illustrated with soldiers and celebrities from the Napoleonic time after gouaches by the official French army painter. Numbered edition of 500 double packs with gilt edge.
OBox, leaf of explanations, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk.




200635 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 8 of clubs: Classic. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 32 + JJ (all different), complete. Color laser print, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Calendar for 2006. 2005.
Fine drawings of figures in medieval costumes on courts, aces and jokers. The numerals are illustrated with color photos of a merry and sometimes pensive young woman.
OCase, mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - INTERNATIONAL PATTERN - Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London (Thos. Forman & Sons, Printers, Nottingham.)

200605 Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London (Thos. Forman & Sons, Printers, Nottingham.) The Cunard Steamship Company, Limited, Playing Cards. "Pneumatic" Playing Cards. Series F (Thin). 52 + J, compl. Color line block, 89x62 mm, rc, gilt edge, Backs: Ad of the shipping company with much gilt. c1925.
Lit.: Lodge D8.1.

Min. damaged OBox and damaged OWrapper, almost mint.




GERMANY - VARIA - Sieghard Dittner, Malchow. Printed by Wolfgang Schuboth, Malchow.



280110 Sieghard Dittner, Malchow. Printed by Wolfgang Schuboth, Malchow. Lüsch'n Klöterjan'sch Spökenkieker Kortenspäl. Design: Sieghard & Vilja Dittner. SF. 24 + title card + 5 EC, complete. Offset, 130x78 mm, square corners, 1 German I. Backs: Plain grey. 1993.
The "Fortune-telling deck of Lieschen (Elizabeth) Klöterjan" was published in an edition of 300 packs, all signed by the artist. These are prophetic cards with French suits. Their pictures & sayings have been drawn from the reservoir of Mecklenburg legends. Fitting to their popular themes, they are illustrated in a woodcut-like style full of contrast. One of the extra cards unveils the meanings.
OWrapper, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk.




380417 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 7 of Hearts. Design: Alexandr. 32 + JJ (all different), complete. Color digital printing, 61x43 mm, rc, Backs: Without imprint, white. 2003.
Lit.: Eroticism VI 7.48; Lutkovskiy 4.5.
Reproductions of so-called prison cards. The courts display pencil drawings in black and red of gangsters and their molls.
OCase, mint.




ITALY - NON STANDARD TAROT CARDS - Lo Scarabeo, Torino (printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout).




200630 Lo Scarabeo, Torino (printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout). Tarots of Casanova. Le Tarot de Casanova. Design: Luca Raimondo after an idea by Mario Pignatiello. 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: Mask on creased cloth, blue. 2000.
Lit.: Eroticism V 9.82.
The unbelievable amorous adventures of the gentleman from Venice and the city itself are put on the stage of the present tarot deck.
OCase, multilingual booklet (64 pp., English, Italian, Spanish, French, German), mint.




NETHERLANDS - NON STANDARD CARDS - Carta Mundi, Turnhout (?), for Oog & Blik / De Harmonie, Amsterdam.




380376 Carta Mundi, Turnhout (?), for Oog & Blik / De Harmonie, Amsterdam. Krolse Katten Kaarten (Hot Cats Cards). Design: Joost Swarte. 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x56 mm, rc, Backs: Panel with a décor of tiles showing cats, red and yellow. 1995.
Lit.: Eroticism III 3.48.
Aces, courts and jokers display anthropomorphized cats exercising diverse variations of intercourse.
OCase, mint.




USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Inky-Dinky, San Francisco (printed in China).




200771 Inky-Dinky, San Francisco (printed in China). Pack of Dogs Playing Cards. 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 87x62 mm, rc, Backs: Dancing child with dogs head and tail, green background. 2006.
Well-turned deck. Each court presents a different breed of dogs in human clothes, the numerals display dogs and are transformed. Inky-Dinky sells everything for kids.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




CHINA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Hebei Zhuoda Poker Culture Co., Ltd.




200739 Hebei Zhuoda Poker Culture Co., Ltd. Dolls. 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x62 mm, rc, Backs: Snow crystals against a background striped in shades of red. c2005.
Color photos of blond dolls on all cards. They represent a young girl with very big eyes and a large chic wardrobe.
Min. damaged ill. OBox, mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Sallies Specialties.




380308 Sallies Specialties. Gas Shortages. Design: Sallie Chinkes. 52 + JJ + title card, complete. Screenprint, 99x57 mm, square corners, Backs: Plain grey. 1979.
Lit.: Braun 2261.
Edition of 100, signed by hand on the title card. The courts show persons more or less depending on the petroleum industry.
Mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Entertaining Gazette, Novosibirsk.




380453 Entertaining Gazette, Novosibirsk. Caricatures and differences. Design: After an idea of Alexander Lutkovskiy. 36 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 90x59 mm, rc, Backs: Double-headed eagle, playing-cards and name of the magazine. 2004.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.8; Eroticism VI 4.80.
The 38 caricatures of the deck have been published in various issues of the weekly magazine in 1998-1999 and come "from all parts of the former USSR". In order to make a deck they have been cut off and supplied with a back. Each half of the cards shows 7 differences to its counterpart.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




AUSTRIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Edelbacher Druck for Edition Hilger, Vienna.



340369 Edelbacher Druck for Edition Hilger, Vienna. Arik Brauer. Design: Arik Brauer (born in 1929). 2 x 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 92x60 mm, rc, 2 English I. Backs: Plant, green or violet background. Maker's name (Hilger) on AD, logo (Edelbacher Spielkarten) on AS. 1990.
Lit.: Altfahrt in Talon 12 (2003), pp. 30-31.
Arik Brauer, singer and artist belonging to the movement of the fantastic realism, shows dancing dreamy figures on K, Q, J and joker.
OBox, mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - - The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thos. De La Rue & Co., Ltd.)




008750 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thos. De La Rue & Co., Ltd.) The Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Churchill. 52 + JJ + blank card, complete. Color line block (Ace of Spades = relief halftone, backs = photolith.), 89x58 mm, round corners, 2 English index marks. Portray of the Prime Minister, in the background the Houses of Parliament, red border. 1955.

Fournier I p. 233; Thorpe [2001] p. 77.

Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master James Dupree.

With the original slightly damaged tax wrapper and the De La Rue poster stamp, mint.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg.




380143 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. Kretchinski's Wedding. Design: Hans-Klaus Segner. 32 + EC, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Pattern of repeated suns and logo of the Metropol theater, Berlin, on green background. 1978.
Lit.: Braun/DDR AS 1978/1; Braun 2036; Fournier 475.
Drawings displaying the main characters of the musical on the courts, small portrays of the minor roles on the pips.
Mint.




AUSTRALIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown, Hong Kong, for Jerningham Press, North Adelaide.



320001 Maker unknown, Hong Kong, for Jerningham Press, North Adelaide. Pickering's Political Pack. Design: Pickering. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Caricature of a politician as the death with scythe and pipe, white on blue background. 1977.
Lit.: Braun 1789; García Martín 10.24.
Courts, aces and jokers (Q and J are the same in all suits, A and K display 2 different figures) caricature Australian politicians.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




   
   

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