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




380069 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. La Belle Alliance - The nice alliance - Souvenir of the big Battle of the Nations near Leipzig on October 16, 17, 18 & 19, 1813. 36 + 4 EC, complete. Offset, 102x63 mm, square corners, Backs: Trellis with flowers, red. 1988.
Lit.: Braun/DDR AS 1988/7.
Reprint of a deck by the Leipzig manufacturer Carl Heinrich Zoelcke (c1820).
OCase, folder of explanations, mint.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Naipes Comas (N.E.G.S.A.), Barcelona, for Naipes de la Cigüeña (Playing-cards of the stork).




200622 Naipes Comas (N.E.G.S.A.), Barcelona, for Naipes de la Cigüeña (Playing-cards of the stork). Baraja de la Lagartija (Deck of the lizard). Design: Inmaculada Gabaldón. 40, complete. Offset, 95x62 mm, rc, Backs: Lizard between the suits of the deck, floral background. Maker's name on 4 of Coins and 3 of Swords. 2005.
Printed after watercolors in the flowery style of the artist. Numbered edition of 500 copies.
OBox, 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.




AUSTRIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Edelbacher Druck for Edition Hilger, Vienna.



340369 Edelbacher Druck for Edition Hilger, Vienna. Arik Brauer. Design: Arik Brauer (born in 1929). 2 x 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 92x60 mm, rc, 2 English I. Backs: Plant, green or violet background. Maker's name (Hilger) on AD, logo (Edelbacher Spielkarten) on AS. 1990.
Lit.: Altfahrt in Talon 12 (2003), pp. 30-31.
Arik Brauer, singer and artist belonging to the movement of the fantastic realism, shows dancing dreamy figures on K, Q, J and joker.
OBox, mint.




USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Inky-Dinky, San Francisco (printed in China).




200772 Inky-Dinky, San Francisco (printed in China). Kitten Club Playing Cards. 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 87x62 mm, rc, Backs: Dancing child with cats head and tail, green background. 2006.
Well-turned deck. Like the dogs deck the courts display different types of cats in human clothes. The numerals show cats and are transformed. Inky-Dinky sells everything for kids.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




CHINA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Shanghai Forest Print Co., Shanghai.




200742 Shanghai Forest Print Co., Shanghai. Caricatures. No. 24. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 86x57 mm, rc, Backs: Landscape: quiet sea at sunset. c2005.
All cards show caricatures of statesmen and women from post-war times until 1993.
Min. damaged ill. OCase, mint.




FRANCE - - B.P. Grimaud & Cie, Paris.

410301 B.P. Grimaud & Cie, Paris. The Parlour Sibyl. Design: Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard, 1803-1847). 52, complete. Chromolith., 114x77 mm, rounded corners, 1 I. Backs: Plaid, blue and red. c1900. Lit.: Hoffmann/K 1972 No. 40; Jensen [Prophecy] 2.6; Braun 923. The renowned drawer and caricaturist Grandville created the designs of this deck in 1828. Lively scenes, seen by a sharp-eyed observer, and also a fancy gallery of past costumes. Worn.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




350516 Maker unknown. Oriental Pin-Ups. 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, 2 English I. Backs: Back view of a scantily dressed kneeling Oriental woman, in brown. 2004.
All cards are illustrated with hyperrealistic color airbrush paintings of young inviting Oriental women. Trendy backgrounds in pastel colors: light-blue (C), peach (D), mauve (S) and pink (H). Numbered edition of 500 decks, not in the trade.
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.




GREAT BRITAIN - - John Waddington, London, for S. Salomon & Co., Holmblads Spillekort Forretning, Copenhague.

410306 John Waddington, London, for S. Salomon & Co., Holmblads Spillekort Forretning, Copenhague. No. 106. L'Hombre 40 Blade. 40, complete. Color line block, 89x58 mm, rc, 2 Danish I. Backs: Ornamental panel with stylized flowers and leafy branches, blue. c1935. Lit.: Berry I W63; Jensen [Denmark] 5-9; Fournier 25; comp. Mann coll. 199. MADE IN ENGLAND on the case. Slightly damaged OCase, slightly worn.




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




380431 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. King of Clubs: Russian deck. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJJ (all different) + 3 EC, complete. Color digital printing, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: Half-naked old Russian warriors, a man and a woman, hold a shield displaying the French suit-signs (color drawing). 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.98; comp. Braun/Knüpfer SP 1911/1.
The deck designed by Dondorf to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the house Romanov as rulers of Russia has been translated into permissive double-ended pictures that remind of Bécat's illustrations for Le Florentin. Illustrated aces. The numerals are not by E. Stupakova: they show various poses of a naked blonde. Numbered edition.
OCase, mint.




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



330434 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. Onward. Design: Kashiyama Co. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Repeated logo "Onward", white on black background. 1965.
Lit.: Braun 186; Fournier 38.
All cards are illustrated. They display figures from everywhere in the world in the typical costume of their country.
OBox, mint.




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




200777 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Chinese Queen. "Ace" No. 627.1. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on red background. c2005.
Imaginative representations of Chinese empresses on all cards.
OCase, 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.




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.




FRANCE - NON STANDARD CARDS - Editions Face&Dos, Paris.




380283 Editions Face&Dos, Paris. Chaos, Poch, Rock & HNT. 32 + 2 EC, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, rc, Backs: Panel with a regular pattern of circles and triangles, in BW. 2005.
The post-graffiti artists Chaos, Poch, Rock and HNT wish to model the urban landscape with their pictures and logos. Here a selection of their works (the numerals are, instead of 7-10, 7, 8, 9 and 13).
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




FRANCE - VARIA - Maker unknown.



320307 Maker unknown. Design: Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux. 6 courts & 12 numerals, cut vertically into halves (that belong together). Stencil-col. line block, c81x53 mm, square corners, Mention of the 1813 tax law on JC (1813-1816). Eagle watermark on all cards. 1813-1816.
Lit.: D'Allemagne I p. 150; Depaulis [Révolution] 68; Mann coll. 131A.
Each half of our cards has on its back the following imprint in a frame of typographical elements: "Bon pour une Journée [Good for one day]. MILA." Workdays are meant here, i.e. our cards are vouchers for day labourers, issues by a certain Mila, possibly the director of a domain. According to our sources, the cards come from the south-west of France, probably from the region of Montauban (near Toulouse). They display the French national pattern. The courts are KD, QC (2x), QH, JH and JC.
Slightly worn.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




380454 Maker unknown. Coca-Cola Playing Cards. 52 + JJJJ (all different), complete. Color digital printing, 133x32 mm, Backs: Russian coke bottle. 2004.
Lit.: Eroticism VI 1.140; Lutkovskiy 5.17.
The cards have the shape of coke bottles. Most of them are illustrated with famous models in an oval. Apart from a few exceptions like Marilyn Monroe, these are recent celebrities.
OCase, mint.




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



330462 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. Nissan Palsus. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 87x61 mm, rc, Backs: Standing crusaders with chain-mail coat, shield and lance. Maker's name & logo on AS. 1971.
Lit.: Braun 768.
Inside a suit, the illustrations on K, Q and J are identical. They show medieval figures holding in one half of the cards a French suit-sign, in the other half a Spanish one. Spades/Swords have a knight in armour, Clubs/Clubs a squire, Diamonds/Coins a merchant and Hearts/Cups the lady of the castle. The joker is a court jester playing the lute. Edition of 2,250.
OBox, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




200610 Maker unknown. Assorti. 52 + 1 additional AS + 10 jokers (all different) + 4 EC, complete. Offset, 89x60 mm, rc, Backs: Geometric design, B/W. 2004.
Lit.: Eroticism VI 1.136.
The designs for the present deck were found on the Russian internet. Each card has been conceived by a different author. Interesting and appealing works by contemporary Russian artists. Limited edition, numbered by hand.
OCase, 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.




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




200758 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Airfight in WWII A. "Ace" No. 615. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on blue background. c2005.
Spectacular pictures of aerial battles during WW2.
OCase, mint.




SWITZERLAND - NON STANDARD CARDS - Egbert Moehsnang, Schüpfen.




280476 Egbert Moehsnang, Schüpfen. Golden Patience. Design: Egbert Moehsnang. SF. 2 x 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Photolith. (aces & courts enhanced with gold leaf), 60x39 mm, rc, gilt edge, 2 German I. Backs: Marbled pattern, brown. Maker's name on AC. 1999.
Lit.: Journal of the IPCS, vol. XXVIII, No. 3, pp. 154-156.
Here all that glitters is gold. The long awaited deck is now available and it is magnifique. All the cards are illustrated but artist and printers were particularly successful in adapting the copper engravings and etchings with regard to the aces, courts, tens and jokers, where other colors than black and white occur. Numbered and signed edition of 500 double decks.
OCase with title in gold at the spine, ill. booklet (16 pp., signed and numbered by the artist), mint.




   
   

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