SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




200671 Maker unknown. Sexy Pin-Ups. 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Back view of a bathing tattooed nude, halfway into the water, in bluish tints. 2006.
All cards are illustrated with provocative and sometimes eccentric beauties (Betty Page is represented here more than once). Numbered edition of 500 decks.
Mint.




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




200613 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 7 of clubs: Love is... Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJ (all different), complete. Color laser print, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Calendar for 2006. 2005.
Skillful color drawings in the style of mangas on all cards. K, Q and J show embracing couples while the numerals display cheeky-looking misses with a bottle of coca-cola in their hand.
OCase, mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - - The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thos. De La Rue & Co., Ltd.)




008939 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thos. De La Rue & Co., Ltd.) The King and Queen of Thailand at Guildhall. 2 x 52 + JJ, complete. Color line block (Ace of Spades = relief halftone, backs = photolithography), 89x58 mm, round corners, 2 English index marks. King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit in an open car in front of London Guildhall, maroon or dark-blue border. 1960.

Fournier II p. 73; Thorpe [2001] pp. 78-79.

The deck recalls the London visit of the Thai royal couple during their world tour. Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master A.G. Norman.

Minimally damaged original plastic box of the WCMPC with the arms of the Company in gilt on the lid, control ticket, mint (the blue deck still sealed).




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maestros Naiperos Españoles, Valencia, for Asescoin, Madrid.



350486 Maestros Naiperos Españoles, Valencia, for Asescoin, Madrid. Baraja Don Quijote. IV Centenario. Design: Vicente Arnás (born in 1949); Gonzaga Gil-Delgado & Alberto Pérez. 40 + JJ (all different) + 4 different EC (ill. calendars 2005) + 3 text cards + title card, complete. Offset, 95x61 mm, rc, 2 I. Backs: The knight and his squire riding through the countryside. Maker's name on 5Clubs & 5Swords. 2004.
Sensitive deck of the reknown artist on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Don Quijote at the beginning of 1605. The K portray the knight, the Cavaliers are dedicated to Sancho Panza and the J (sotas) to Dulcinea. Aces, 4s and jokers display other persons or striking scenes. Numbered edition of 1,000 decks.
Min. damaged ill. OBox, mint.




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.




GREAT BRITAIN - - Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London.

410304 Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London. Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Victoria Empress of India 1886 - 1887. 52, compl. Color line block, 90x62 mm, rc, gilt edge, 2 Engl. I. Backs: Crowned arms surrounded by roses, thistles and clovers, in the corners the symbols of Canada (beaver), South Africa (ostrich), Australia (kangaroo) and New Zealand (kiwi). 1886. Lit.: Lodge D6. Impressive backs, issued to commemorate Victoria's 50th anniversary as queen of the United Kingdom and her 20th jubilee as an empress of India. Damaged OBox, almost mint - slightly worn.




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.




GERMANY - SAXONY PATTERN - Maker unknown.



310057 Maker unknown. Sultan. 36, complete. Color lith., 35x26 mm, rc, 4 I on the pips. Backs: Ad of the cigarettes SULTAN No. 6 for 3 1/3 Pfennig each in blue. c1935.
Miniature deck.
Almost mint.




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




200682 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. Unter of acorns: Four Colours of Skin. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJ (all different), complete. Color digital printing, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: B/W photos of 4 naked bodies. 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.128.
Courts, aces and jokers are from the hand of E. Stupakova. The 4 colors of skin mean an European blonde of the 18th century, a North American Indian woman, an African black girl and a geisha. The pips are illustrated with color photos of women of different origins, mainly with their legs apart.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - RusJoker, Saint Petersburg.




200686 RusJoker, Saint Petersburg. MART Treiding (Trading). 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 89x57 mm, rc, Backs: Ornated trellis in bluish tints with commissioner's name and logo. 2005.
Each suit advertises a Moscow commercial enterprise. C = Ostankino (TV center), D = Tscherkisovski (meat combine), S = Mikojan and H = KampoMos.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




   
   

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