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




200641 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Paul Kirps. Design: Paul Kirps. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Bended lines in light-blue, purple and orange. 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 courts are the same in all suits: they stylize the figures to a Gothic letter adorned with floral ornaments. The jokers show an elaborate heraldic lily. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, mint.




GERMANY - FRANKFURT PATTERN - F.A. Lattmann, Goslar.




380098 F.A. Lattmann, Goslar. Rabouge. No. 9. Design: W. Tatzelt. 52, complete. Stencil-col. lith., 92x62 mm, square corners, Backs: Overall pattern of dotted flourishes and asterisks, blue. Logo (FLA) on JS (JH). Tax stamp of the German Empire No. 19 (Goslar), value: 50 Pfennig (1879-1896), on AS (AH). c1880.
Lit.: Goslar F 42; comp. Mann coll. 157.
Like Baccara or Black Jack is Rabouge a game where the suits play no role. That is why all cards are spades.
Slightly worn.




LITHUANIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Orija, Vilnius.




200678 Orija, Vilnius. Actors Sovieticos 3. Actors of the Soviet cinema 1920-1990. Nr. 31. Design: Albinas Borisevicius. 52 + JJJJ (all different) + title card + EC, complete. Color digital printing, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Scene still in a frame of film material on green background. 2005.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 6.51.
All cards show color or B/W pictures of actors and actresses.
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.




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.




USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - No Name Exhibitions and Red Eye for The Playing Card Project, Minneapolis, MN.




350569 No Name Exhibitions and Red Eye for The Playing Card Project, Minneapolis, MN. The Deal. 52 + JJ (all different) + 2 EC, complete. Offset, 89x63 mm, rc. Backs: Pictograms and text on grained wood. 2003.
Contemporary Minnesota artists have supplied the designs of the deck, that gives a good overview of the recent artistic tendencies in the USA. Yet, by focussing on the topic playing card, the deck gives in no way that impression of disparity one would expect from the multitude of its designers.
Plastic box, illustrated folder, mint.




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




200642 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Marianne Grisse. Design: Marianne Grisse. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Drawing in red, overprinted with oblique yellow stripes, on top of it the scattered French suit-signs. 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. Deck without suit-signs. The suits are indicated by changing wood grains in the background: oak, jacaranda, mahogany and ebony. Against that background we see the white silhouettes of the figures of the Berlin pattern, yet these do not follow the traditional order: so for example is the king of hearts married with the queen of spades and the king of clubs with the queen of hearts. The jokers show the overlapping outlines of all figures against a root wood grain. Limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, mint.




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




200648 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Michel Mallard Studio. Design: Michel Mallard. 52 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Childish handwriting, 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. Courts, jokers and suit-signs have been designed by the 3 daughters of the artist (5, 5 and 3 1/2 years). Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, mint.




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




330461 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. Prophetic Cards. 52 + J + 3 EC (all different), complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Humorous drawing of a trip in a gondola, mauve background. c1970.
Lit.: Braun 882.
All cards carry Japanese words. The lid of the plastic box shows in a lozenge a striped picture with 2 different views changing according to the angle of vision.
OBox, Japanese instructions, mint.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Naipes Comas (N.E.G.S.A.), Barcelona.




340455 Naipes Comas (N.E.G.S.A.), Barcelona. Baraja Peplum. Design: Alfonso Ortuño Salar (born in 1942); Enrique García, Alberto Pérez. 32 + J + 4 text cards + 2 title cards, complete. Offset, 95x62 mm, rc, 2 English I. Backs: PEPLVM on marble background, blue. 2004.
Striking actors and actresses of the "peplum" film genre in more or less caricatured drawings from Theda Bara and Claudette Colbert (both as Cleopatra) over Peter Ustinov, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor to Monica Bellucci, Russel Crowe and Brad Pitt. Numbered edition of 500 decks. Not in the trade.
OCase, mint.




   
   

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