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 - 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.




SWITZERLAND - NON STANDARD CARDS - AG Müller & Cie, Neuhausen.




380475 AG Müller & Cie, Neuhausen. Vitrail-Bridge (Bridge "leaded windows"). Design: Gertrud Kümpel-Amsler. 52 + JJJ (all different) + 4 EC, complete. Offset, 116x55 mm, square corners, Backs: Leaded window in greyish blue shades. 1991.
The deck was designed after the decorative leaded window created by G. Kümpel-Amsler next to the main entrance of AG Müller. Offprint of 150 copies, numbered and signed by hand by the artist.
OBox, mint.




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



320101 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. Bowler Card. Design: Heinz Drigalla. 32 + title card, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Skittle flees the ball. Logo on 10Clubs. 1990.
Lit.: Braun/DDR AS 1990/1.
Funny drawings on all cards.
Mint.




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




200778 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Chinese Queen. "Ace" No. 627.2. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on red background. c2005.
Imaginative representations of Chinese empresses on all cards.
OCase, mint.




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




200751 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Extinct Animals. "Ace" No. 606. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on black background. c2005.
Extinct animals, mainly birds like the dodo from Mauritius or the New Zealand moa. Skilled realistic drawings.
OCase, mint.




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



320505 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna. Arnold Schoenberg Playing Cards. Design: Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951). 52, complete. Offset, 105x55 mm, rc, Backs: Multicolored stains. 1981.
Lit.: Braun 2431; Graak [1985] p. 65-69; Segeth [1994] S. 44-45.
The composer Arnold Schoenberg, Viennese by birth, became a teacher at the University of California in Los Angeles in 1936. Besides the music, he left extensive works in painting. His deck of cards was printed here for the first time in the series Famous Playing Cards, edited by Ernst Rudolf Ragg.
Ill. OBox, ill. English-German booklet by Nuria Schoenberg-Nono (72 pp.), almost mint.




NEW ZEALAND - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




200607 Maker unknown. Sovereign Scenic Playing Cards. 52 + J (1 EC missing). Color lith., 90x58 mm, rc, Backs: Kiwi on red background. c1935.
All cards show tinted B/W photos of sights. Type C with the views on the spades underlaid in green, on the hearts in yellow, on the diamonds in blue and on the clubs in pink.
Booklet (ill. front cover, 28 pp.) and descriptive leaflet, almost mint.




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


200707 Etablissements Brepols S.A., Turnhout. Wrapper with ill. banderole for a deck. View of the Eiffel tower. Line block in blue, 153x179 mm. Backs: Without imprint. c1925.

Faint folding marks, small notice handwritten in ink on the side, otherwise very good conservation.




LUXEMBOURG - NON STANDARD CARDS - Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes).




200643 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Ott + Stein. Design: Ott + Stein. 52 + JJJ (2 different ones), complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Name of the museum, light-brown background. 2005.
Lit.: De Ryck in Journal of the IPCS 34/2, pp. 145-147.
The exhibition Graphique Deluxe has invited 11 artists to create a deck of cards on the occasion of the opening of the Museum of Modern Art Grand Duke Jean. Typographical deck. The ranks are marked by colored letters or cyphers. They are inside a rectangle of always the same size, which is held in various colors, just like the background made of 4 tiles common to all cards. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, mint.




   
   

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