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




008661 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Waddingtons Playing Cards). Investiture of H.R.H. Prince Charles as Prince of Wales - 1st July 1969. 2 x 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 89x58 mm, round corners, gilt edge, 2 English index marks. Color photo of the scene of investiture at Caernavon Castle between arms and stylised foliage, reddish brown or dark-blue. 1969.

Thorpe [2001] p. 82.

Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master A.L. Morrish.

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




AUSTRIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV.



330514 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV. Playgirls. No. 1004. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Baroque sculpture of a naked woman, brown. c1978.
Lit.: Braun 1304; Eroticism I 11.9.
52 color pictures of pretty Alpine girls in titillating poses. Out-of-the-way accessories: gardening tools, tyre...
Somewhat damaged OCase, almost mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Association New Generation, Novosibirsk.




380440 Association New Generation, Novosibirsk. Playing Cards for the Youth. Contex. 36, complete. Offset, 70x50 mm, rc, Backs: Repeated name of the publisher New Generation, yellow on green background. 2004.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.50; comp. Eroticism V 4.52, Braun/Knüpfer NK 2002/2.
12 different artists (Sanja Michailova, Iren Ljakova, Evgen Ksenophont...) have supplied cartoons for this deck. The issue is Safer Sex and Contex is a condoms trademark. All cards are illustrated.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




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




200681 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 10 of acorns: Americans in Russian Bath-house. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Color digital printing, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: Long-haired woman lashes a lying man with foliage (color picture). 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.127.
E. Stupakova has created courts, aces and jokers. The numerals are illustrated with color photos of an assiduous bathing belle.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




CHINA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown, China.




200740 Maker unknown, China. Young woman. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 86x56 mm, rc, Backs: Decorative panel, pink. 2005.
All cards display realistic color drawings of a friendly and pensive young woman in changing traditional outfits.
Min. damaged ill. OCase, mint.




FRANCE - NON STANDARD CARDS - Carta Mundi, Turnhout, for Editions Face&Dos, Paris.




350232 Carta Mundi, Turnhout, for Editions Face&Dos, Paris. Pin-Up. Design: Hubert de Lartigue (born in 1963). 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, silvered edge, 4 English I. Backs: Long-legged young woman with pumps shows us her bottom, red. 2003.
All cards are illustrated with peppy drawings of extrovert young women in the best pin-up style. Numbered edition of 3000 decks.
OBox and OCase, descriptive folder, mint.




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




002899 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thos. De La Rue & Co., Ltd.) "D" Day - 6th June 1944. 52 + J, complete. Color lith. (Ace of Spades = relief halftone, backs = photolith.), 89x58 mm, round corners, 2 English index marks. Landing of the Allies in the Normandy, at the top the flags of the USA and of the UK, gilt frame, wine-red border. 1944.

Fournier II p. 72; Thorpe 2001 pp. 68-69.

Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master B.C. Westall.

Mint.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag, Nürnberg, for Reichert/Schaupp, Hanau.




200675 Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag, Nürnberg, for Reichert/Schaupp, Hanau. WM Pin-up Playing-cards. Design: Annette Reichert. 32 + EC, complete. Offset, 92x59 mm, rc, Backs: Football pitch, green. 2006.
32 countries competed for the football (soccer) world championship 2006 in Germany. All cards are illustrated with pin-ups in the style of the fifties and sixties. Each one wears on her skin or on her scanty clothing the colors of one of these nations. Numbered edition of 5.000 decks.
Mint.




LITHUANIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Orija, Vilnius.




200677 Orija, Vilnius. Actors Sovieticos 2. Actors of the Soviet cinema 1920-1990. Nr. 30. 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 grey background. 2005.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 6.50.
All cards show color or B/W pictures of actors and actresses.
Mint.




GERMANY - SAXONY PATTERN - Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken A.G. (Inc.), Altenburg.



310049 Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken A.G. (Inc.), Altenburg. Leipzig Monument of the Battle of Nations. 32, complete. Color lith., 105x57 mm, rc, gilt, 4 I. on the pips. Backs: View of the monument of the Battle of Nations, greyish green. Maker's name on 9H, logo (star of David with a B for Bechstein in the middle) on 7H. Tax stamp of the Weimar Republic No. 90 (Altenburg) without mention of value (1922 - 1931/32) on Deuce of Hearts. c1925.
Lit.: Mann coll. 106.
The slipcase advertises on one side the Ramses brand of the cigarette factory Jasmatzi, Dresden, on the other the Ernst August brand of the cigarette factory Constantin, Hanover.
Slightly damaged original advertising slipcase and somewhat damaged OWrapper, almost mint.




DENMARK - GAMES - Maker unknown.



320076 Maker unknown. Pusle Spil. 10 cards, complete. Color lith., 95x55 mm, square corners. Backs: Without imprint. c1900.
The 10 cards show various persons: postman, clown, Harlequin, dwarf, policeman... They should be cut out along the broken lines in order to create a puzzle.
Slightly damaged OWrapper, almost mint.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Bielefeld Playing Cards, Ltd., Bielefeld.




380150 Bielefeld Playing Cards, Ltd., Bielefeld. Der Abend (The Evening). Design: Aribert Nesslinger. 32 + EC, complete. Offset, 91x59 mm, rc, Backs: Text ad in white on red background for "The independant midday newspaper in Berlin". Logo (no. 6) on AH. 1978.
Lit.: Braun/Bielefeld BI 1978/1; Braun 1940; Kohlmann [1984] 72.
Caricatures of a judge, a policeman etc. on the kings, of a housewife, a vamp etc. on the queens and of snotty-nosed brats on the jacks.
Mint.




   
   

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