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SWEDEN - CUCKOO (GAME OF THE WITCH, CAMBIO, GNAV, KILLE) - AB J.O. Öberg & Son, Eskilstuna.




380464 AB J.O. Öberg & Son, Eskilstuna. Prima Camfio-Kort No. 368. 2 x 21, complete. Lith. in brown, 90x61 mm, rc, Backs: Ornamental panel, brown, on pink background. Swedish tax stamp 1872-1960, Eskilstuna, on 1. c1930.
Lit.: Braun 257; Fournier 4.

OCase, mint.




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



200754 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Sailing I. "Ace" No. 611. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on red background. c2005.
Reproductions of works by contemporary marine painters (Roy Cross, Derek Gardner, John M. Groves...) in the style of the 19th century.
OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




1436 Maker unknown. Pin-up Collection No. 3. Earl Moran. Design: Earl Moran (1893 - 1984). 36 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: B/W drawing of a young woman in bikini against the background of repeated "PIN-UP". 2004.
Lit.: Eroticism VI 10.73.
All cards show reproductions of gouaches from the 40ies and the 50ies by one of the great masters of pin-ups. Numbered edition.
OCase, mint.




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




200756 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Fantasy. "Ace" No. 613. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on blue background. c2005.
All cards display comic-like drawings of a fat striped cat.
OCase, mint.




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




380064 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. Angler Skat. Design: Günter Schmitz. 32 + EC, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Plate with 2 trouts on a blue-white checkered tablecloth. Trademark on 7H. 1981.
Lit.: Braun/DDR AS 1981/2.
All cards are illustrated, the aces with fishes, the other cards with angling scenes.
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.




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




200640 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Laurent Fétis. Design: Laurent Fétis. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Head of a werewolf, white on black 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. The present one is reduced to large white index marks and elegant suit-signs on black background (the black suits are green). The jokers display a log cabin. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, mint.




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




200743 Hebei Maya Poker Culture Co., Ltd. 2nd World War. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x62 mm, rc, Backs: Celebrating crowd. c2005.
Reproductions of B/W pictures taken during WW2 from the Soviet point of view.
Min. damaged ill. 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.




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



330474 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. Back to Country. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 107x62 mm, rc, Backs: The door of the Country Club, brown. c1979.
Lit.: Braun 1249.
Advertising deck of the Japanese fashion monger Van Jacket Inc. All cards have white suit-signs on red (H, D) or black background (S, C). The courts display prominent persons seen through a keyhole: John F. Kennedy, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Lincoln, Mao, Marilyn Monroe, Sofia Loren, Alain Delon, Frankenstein (jokers) etc.
Min. damaged OBox, almost mint.




   
   

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