GREAT BRITAIN - HAPPY FAMILIES - John Jaques & Son, Hatton Garden, London.



320365 John Jaques & Son, Hatton Garden, London. The Sovereigns of England. 37 + 2 EC, complete. Color line block, 93x64 mm, rc. Backs: Plain pink. c1890.
Lit.: Fournier 333.
36 cards with sovereigns from William I (1066) to Victoria and 1 card depicting the Royal Arms called "The Game Card".
Folding marks at several cards, rules joined in photocopy, worn.




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.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Sieghard Dittner, Malchow.




280025 Sieghard Dittner, Malchow. Tarot of the Earth. Design: Sieghard Dittner. DE. 78 + 1 EC, complete. Offset, 130x75 mm, square corners, 1 German & 1 Engl. I. Backs: Overall regular pattern of stylized roses, green. 1995.
Sieghard Dittner's strong drawings, alternating between sparkling joie de vivre & sombre relentlessness, revive the pictures of the tarot, whose series optimistically end with Trump XXI = The Earth, seen as the Garden of Eden. The structure of the deck follows the Marseilles Tarot. The deck is an exclusive creation for CARTORAMA & was printed in a limited & signed edition of 500.
OCase, mint.




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




200777 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Chinese Queen. "Ace" No. 627.1. 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.




USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Robert Billingsley.



330558 Robert Billingsley. Reagan's Rogues Gallery. Design: Robert Billingsley. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 89x63 mm, square corners, Backs: Plaid, blue, and name of the deck. 1987.
Lit.: García Martín 11.5.
All cards display drawings of politicians of the Reagan's era (1981-1989). Numbered edition of 350.
Damaged OWrapper, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Helium, Saratov.




200665 Helium, Saratov. Cards for little girls. 36, complete. Offset, 74x49 mm, rc, Backs: Sitting girl with teddy and picture book, in bluish tints. 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 7.11.
The little girls grow up following the value of the cards from the 6s to the aces and their occupations change accordingly. The boys as jacks and kings are in the suiting age. Nice drawings in pop pastel colors.
OCase, mint.




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




380063 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. Leipzig Trade Fair. Design: Arthur Lewin (1860-1923). 32, complete. Chromolith., 106x66 mm, rc, gilt edge, Backs: Repeated logo of the Leipzig Fair, brown and blue. 1980.
Lit.: Braun/DDR AS 1980/3; comp. Braun 6, Cary coll. 429, Fournier 208...
Costly reedition of the 1897 deck as an advertising gift of the Leipzig Trade Fair.
In a large booklike case, mint.




HUNGARY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Offset és Játékkártya Nyomda, Budapest, for Civertan Graphic Studio, Budapest.



280529 Offset és Játékkártya Nyomda, Budapest, for Civertan Graphic Studio, Budapest. Vendég voltam Budapesten. I visited Budapest. Design: Civertan Graphic Studio. SF. 2 x 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 88x57 mm, rc, 2 English I. Backs: Historical views of the city in greenish or bluish shades. 2001.
All cards are illustrated with brown-tinted views of hotels, coffee houses and amusement places in Budapest, mostly after old photographs. Edition of 1000 double decks.
OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Leningrad's Combine for Color Printing, Leningrad.



310508 Leningrad's Combine for Color Printing, Leningrad. Russian Deck. 52 + JJ + 4 blank cards, complete. Offset, 90x58 mm, rc, 2 Russian I. Backs: Bust of a young girl with headscarf, black background. 1969.
Lit.: Braun/Knüpfer SP 1911/1; Braun 1596; comp. Cary coll. 19, Fournier 29.

Somewhat damaged OCase, almost 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.




   
   

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