Zweiter Deutscher Scatcongress in Leipzig vom 25.-27. Juni 1887 (Second German Skat Congress in Leipzig from 25th - 27th June, 1887)
Manufacturer: Gustav Thieme Nachf. (succ.), Leipzig.
Zweiter Deutscher Scatcongress in Leipzig vom 25.-27. Juni 1887 (Second German Skat Congress in Leipzig from 25th - 27th June, 1887). Design: H. Horn (backs). 32, complete. Color lith., partly enhanced with gilt, 91x60 mm, round corners, gilt, no index mark. Backs: View of the congress venue, Leipzig’s „Zentralhalle“ (Central Hall), in a frame of ornaments including the German suit-signs, in brown on blue background.
Maker’s name on Jack of Clubs. Tax stamp of the German Empire No. 59 (Leipzig), value: 30 Pfennig (1879 - circa 1895), on Ace of Hearts. 1887.
Lit.: Suma  pp. 16 and 20-22; comp. Cary coll. RUS 12, Fournier RUSSIA 12, Braun/Knüpfer SP 1870/2.
The company was extant under the mentioned name from 1881 until 1907 (W. Suma in IPCS Papers No. 2, May 1994). Our luxurious figures in historical costumes obviously are a copy of the first version of the Glazed Playing-cards from the St. Petersburg factory.
Somewhat damaged illustrated OSlipcase, almost mint - slightly worn.
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