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.




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




200666 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. Ace of clubs: Strips Cards. Design: Olesya Hodakova. 36 + JJ, complete. Color digital printing, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: Back view of a lying naked woman in an ornated frame, in B/W. 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.105.
All cards of this well-turned inventive deck show pictures of slim topless women created by combining surfaces, horizontal and vertical parallel lines.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




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




200614 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 8 of diamonds. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJ (all different), complete. Color laser print, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Calendar for 2006. 2005.
All cards are illustrated with color drawings. Courts and aces display figures in lavish costumes (the young women on aces and queens are here topless), while the numerals reproduce scenes of a rather permissive comic.
OCase, mint.




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



320100 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. Augustus the Strong and his Age. Design: Günter Schmitz. 32 + title card, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Court jester Fröhlich (Merry) in a baroque frame. 1985.
Lit.: Braun/DDR2 AS 1985/5.
All cards display famous persons or small popular scenes from the time of the elector of Saxony and king of Poland.
Text folder, mint.




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




200645 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Oliver Peters. Design: Oliver Peters. 52 + JJJ (2 different ones), complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Name of the museum surrounded by flowers, white on red 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. Strongly stylized typographical designs. Courts and jokers are represented by their English names, written with the special font devised by the artist for the museum. It belongs to the category of the creative or fun fonts and reminds of tribal tattoos. 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.




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




200615 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 4 of clubs: Fantasy. Design: Igor Karev. 32 + JJ (all different), complete. Color laser print, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Calendar for 2006. 2005.
Color drawings of women and monsters in Gothic outfit with artistic tatoos on all cards.
OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - RusJoker, Saint Petersburg.




200667 RusJoker, Saint Petersburg. Codex of Chivalry. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 89x57 mm, rc, Backs: Lions' arms over a pattern of lozenges, in the corners the 4 French suit-signs. 2006.
All cards are illustrated. The courts vary miniatures from the Codex Manesse (Heidelberg, 1st half of the 14th century).
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




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




200644 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Donuts. Design: Donuts. 52 + JJ (all different) + 1 EC, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Panel with a regular pattern of concentric circles in varying colors. 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 Belgian group of artists replaces the French suit-signs by donuts of various flavours (and colors). The courts show color photos of the artists holding 1, 2 or 3 donuts before their face. Limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - - The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Waddingtons Playing Cards).




007527 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Waddingtons Playing Cards). The Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher, Britain's First Woman Prime Minister. 2 x 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, round corners, gilt edge, 4 English index marks. The Prime Minister waving at the door to 10 Downing Street, blue or red border. 1979.

Thorpe [2001] p. 89.

Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master John K. Black. Edition of 1,200 double decks.

Slightly damaged original cardboard case and plastic box, mint (the red deck still sealed).




   
   

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