CHINA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Shanghai Forest Print Co., Shanghai.




200742 Shanghai Forest Print Co., Shanghai. Caricatures. No. 24. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 86x57 mm, rc, Backs: Landscape: quiet sea at sunset. c2005.
All cards show caricatures of statesmen and women from post-war times until 1993.
Min. damaged ill. OCase, mint.




FRANCE - VARIA - Maker unknown.



320307 Maker unknown. Design: Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux. 6 courts & 12 numerals, cut vertically into halves (that belong together). Stencil-col. line block, c81x53 mm, square corners, Mention of the 1813 tax law on JC (1813-1816). Eagle watermark on all cards. 1813-1816.
Lit.: D'Allemagne I p. 150; Depaulis [Révolution] 68; Mann coll. 131A.
Each half of our cards has on its back the following imprint in a frame of typographical elements: "Bon pour une Journée [Good for one day]. MILA." Workdays are meant here, i.e. our cards are vouchers for day labourers, issues by a certain Mila, possibly the director of a domain. According to our sources, the cards come from the south-west of France, probably from the region of Montauban (near Toulouse). They display the French national pattern. The courts are KD, QC (2x), QH, JH and JC.
Slightly worn.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Association New Generation, Novosibirsk.




380439 Association New Generation, Novosibirsk. Playing Cards for the Youth. 36 + 4 EC, complete. Offset, 86x56 mm, rc, Backs: Repeated name of the publisher New Generation, yellow on green background. 2001.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.29; Eroticism V 4.52; Braun/Knüpfer NK 2002/2.
12 different artists (Alexandra Michailova, Roman Kazmin...) have supplied cartoons on Safer Sex for this deck, which was created with support of the Unicef. All cards are illustrated. Edition of 1500.
Mint.




BELGIUM - PACKAGINGS - Etablissements Brepols S.A., Turnhout.


200706 Etablissements Brepols S.A., Turnhout. Wrapper for a deck CARTES BELGES (Belgian Cards). Card players at the table. Line block in red, 173x152 mm. Backs: Without imprint. c1925.

Folding marks, small notice handwritten in ink on the side ("B Tarot Ruit"), otherwise very good conservation.




FRANCE - - Dominique Bergeron.

410302 Dominique Bergeron. Tarot Divinatoire. Design: Dominique Bergeron (Bleunven). 22 + 22 text cards, complete. Hand-col. lith. in dark-brown, 137x69 mm, square corners. Backs: 4 dogs around a cross. c1975. Lit.: Kaplan III 177. The 22 trumps wish to renew our Celtic heritage, they are drawn in the style of the Irish paintings of the high Middle Ages. Min. damaged OBox, folded sheet of instructions, mint.




AUSTRIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV.



330511 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV. Beautiful Girls. No. 1001. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Masks, streamers and bottle of champagne on a tray, dark-blue. 1957.
Lit.: Braun 996; Eroticism III 11.181 A; Segeth [1986] 226.
Retouched color pictures of quite denuded ladies, some in the style of the 30s. The back is signed W.M (Willy Mayrl?).
OCase, mint.




GERMANY - FRANKFURT PATTERN - F.A. Lattmann, Goslar.




380098 F.A. Lattmann, Goslar. Rabouge. No. 9. Design: W. Tatzelt. 52, complete. Stencil-col. lith., 92x62 mm, square corners, Backs: Overall pattern of dotted flourishes and asterisks, blue. Logo (FLA) on JS (JH). Tax stamp of the German Empire No. 19 (Goslar), value: 50 Pfennig (1879-1896), on AS (AH). c1880.
Lit.: Goslar F 42; comp. Mann coll. 157.
Like Baccara or Black Jack is Rabouge a game where the suits play no role. That is why all cards are spades.
Slightly worn.




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




200626 Lo Scarabeo, Torino (printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout). The Tarots of the Origins. Les Tarots des Origines. Design: Sergio Toppi. 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: Stone Age man, in brown. 2000.
Lit.: Eroticism V 9.72.
Strong drawings on the origins of mankind, well fitting to the commemoration of the Neanderthal people in 2006. The suits have been replaced by colors and themes: blue = soul (cups), yellow = jewels (coins), green = nature (batons) and red = blood (swords).
OCase, instructions (German), mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Printissa (RusJoker), Saint Petersburg.




200660 Printissa (RusJoker), Saint Petersburg. Legends of the Sea. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 89x57 mm, rc, Backs: Grim bearded head between 2 ornaments with lion's heads. 2005.
The manneristic figures on the courts and the numerals are in many cases illustrated with elements from the kingdom of the sea: monsters, fishes, shells...
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




BELGIUM - INVOICES, LETTERS, POST CARDS, SHARES - Brepols & Dierckx Zoon, Turnhout.


200702 Brepols & Dierckx Zoon, Turnhout. Invoice with ill. letterhead, dated April 13, 1906. Line block, 288x209 mm. 1906.
View of the factory plants.
2 faint folding marks, 5 small staple holes in the left border, very good conservation.




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




200681 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 10 of acorns: Americans in Russian Bath-house. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Color digital printing, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: Long-haired woman lashes a lying man with foliage (color picture). 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.127.
E. Stupakova has created courts, aces and jokers. The numerals are illustrated with color photos of an assiduous bathing belle.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




JAPAN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto.



330463 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. Suntory Beer. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 119x57 mm, rc, Backs: Color photo of a collection of beer steins and mugs. 1971.
Lit.: Braun 877.
Color photos of natural spectacles and urban sights on all cards. The suit-signs of C are green, of S blue, D orange and H red.
OCase, mint.




CHINA - NON STANDARD CARDS - The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong.



200748 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Old Train. "Ace" No. 603. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on black background. c2005.
Steaming locomotives of all kinds in wide landscapes. Fine pictures.
OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Alexei Orleansky, Rybinsk.




200669 Alexei Orleansky, Rybinsk. Dead Souls. Design: Peter Boklevskiy (1816-1897). 36 + JJ (all different) + title card + EC, complete. Color digital printing, 90x56 mm, rc, Backs: Portray of N. Gogol (after the painting by F.A. Möller) in a flowery frame, black on yellow background. 2006.
The artist P. Boklevskiy has painted the figures of Gogol's novel "The dead souls". Some of them are reproduced on the courts. Special AS.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




GERMANY - FRENCH NATIONAL PATTERN - B. Dondorf GmbH, Frankfurt/M.



340059 B. Dondorf GmbH, Frankfurt/M. Playing Card for Children. No. 1320. 52, complete. Chromolith., 35x23 mm, square corners, Backs: Plain light-blue. c1910.
Lit.: Braun/Dondorf 1913/3; Braun 1515; Cary coll. 25.
Miniature cards.
OSlipcase, 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.




FRANCE - NON STANDARD CARDS - Le Triboulet, Paris.



340227 Le Triboulet, Paris. Scaramouche. Design: Henri Favre. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, rc, gilt, Backs: Stylized leaves, grey, white and red. 1959.
Lit.: Braun 262; Fournier 420.
The figures are built with geometric elements in many shades. The J belong to the repertoire of the Commedia dell'Arte (Harlequin, Scaramouche...), K and Q wear costumes from the time of Louis XIII. The deck is said to have been printed by Mesmaekers, Turnhout, but the copyright on the box mentions "by TRIBOULET and FAVRE - 1959".
OCase, almost mint.




AUSTRIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV.



350426 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV. Politicians Deck. Design: Manfred Deix (born in 1949). 24 + EC, complete. Offset, 100x63 mm, rc, 4 German I. Backs: Ad of the magazine NEWS, grey background. Maker's name & logo on 10H. 1995.
Caricatures with rhymes of Austrian politicians on courts and aces.
Ill. OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Association New Generation, Novosibirsk.




380440 Association New Generation, Novosibirsk. Playing Cards for the Youth. Contex. 36, complete. Offset, 70x50 mm, rc, Backs: Repeated name of the publisher New Generation, yellow on green background. 2004.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.50; comp. Eroticism V 4.52, Braun/Knüpfer NK 2002/2.
12 different artists (Sanja Michailova, Iren Ljakova, Evgen Ksenophont...) have supplied cartoons for this deck. The issue is Safer Sex and Contex is a condoms trademark. All cards are illustrated.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




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




200680 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 9 of acorns: Yankees in Africa. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Color digital printing, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: Black African woman with baby on her back in an ornated frame, in B/W. 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.126.
Courts, aces and jokers are illustrated with skilled compositions by E. Stupakova: the yankees here are the figures of the Anglo-American pattern, and Africa means the female part of the black continent. The numerals are adorned with oval color photos of a tall slender black beauty on the edge of a pool.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - TAROT - Tos, Saratov.




200657 Tos, Saratov. Love Tarot. The mysteries of Avalon. Design: Josefa Vilolia. 22, complete. Offset, 85x55 mm, rc, Backs: In an oval: decorative design in shades of blue. 2005.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 8.14.
Lavish illustrations in a futurist-medieval style.
OCase, folded sheet of instructions, mint.




   
   

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