ITALY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Arti Grafiche Alinari Baglioni, Firenze.




380340 Arti Grafiche Alinari Baglioni, Firenze. Calcio Storico Fiorentino. Design: Costante Costantini. 40 + title card, complete. Offset, 96x63 mm, rc, Backs: Overall pattern of lozenges including the Florentine lily in B/W. Maker's name on 2 of Coins. 1978.
Lit.: Braun 2018.
Playing-cards of the Florentine historical football in costumes of the 16th century. Each suit represents one of the participating parts of town.
In original wooden box, mint.




ITALY - NON STANDARD TAROT CARDS - Lo Scarabeo, Torino.




200625 Lo Scarabeo, Torino. Bruegel Tarot. Design: Guido Zibordi Marchesi (editor: Pietro Alligo). 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: Dancing couple, grey. 2004.
Accomplished pictures that interpret in a sensitive way the paintings of Peter Bruegel the Older. Each card illustrates a popular saying or a well-known allegory. The suits are dedicated to the seasons: swords = spring, batons = summer, coins = autumn and cups = winter. A true success.
OCase, multilingual booklet (64 pp., English, Italian, Spanish, French, German), mint.




NETHERLANDS - NON STANDARD CARDS - Carta Mundi, Turnhout (?), for Oog & Blik / De Harmonie, Amsterdam.




380376 Carta Mundi, Turnhout (?), for Oog & Blik / De Harmonie, Amsterdam. Krolse Katten Kaarten (Hot Cats Cards). Design: Joost Swarte. 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x56 mm, rc, Backs: Panel with a décor of tiles showing cats, red and yellow. 1995.
Lit.: Eroticism III 3.48.
Aces, courts and jokers display anthropomorphized cats exercising diverse variations of intercourse.
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 - INTERNATIONAL PATTERN - Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London.




200606 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, 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). Maker's name on AS. 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.




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.




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



330463 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. Suntory Beer. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 119x57 mm, rc, Backs: Color photo of a collection of beer steins and mugs. 1971.
Lit.: Braun 877.
Color photos of natural spectacles and urban sights on all cards. The suit-signs of C are green, of S blue, D orange and H red.
OCase, mint.




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.




GREAT BRITAIN - - Waddingtons Playing Card Co. Ltd., Leeds & London.

410307 Waddingtons Playing Card Co. Ltd., Leeds & London. Unique Style Playing Cards. Design: Félix Simon (born in 1824, died after 1880). 52 + J, complete. Color lith., 82x50 mm, rc, 2 English I. Backs: Plain pink. c1946. Lit.: Berry 2005 p. 30 and W60 (color pl. 11); comp. Mann coll. 148. Except for the maker's name on the jack of spades, the ace of spades, the joker and the index marks, this is a copy of Grimaud's deck. The packaging carries the text quoted by John Berry: ?These Playing Cards were originally manufactured for overseas. In view of the present shortage in this Country they have now been released for Home consumption. Despite the somewhat different appearance of the Faces, etc., the Playing Cards are suitable for all the usual English Card Games - Bridge, Solo, Whist, Patience, etc.? OCase cut open and damaged, small damage at a back, almost mint.




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




380422 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. Queen of Hearts: Night Playing Cards. Design: Alexandra Rautkina. 36, complete. Color digital printing, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Without imprint, white. 2004.
Lit.: Eroticism VI 7.52; Lutkovskiy 4.15.
Grey figures of the night on all cards.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




AUSTRIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Ferd. Piatnik & Sons for Edition Hilger, Vienna.

340370 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons for Edition Hilger, Vienna. Karl Korab. Design: Karl Korab (born in 1937). 2 x 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 89x58 mm, rc, 2 German I. Backs: Panel with a regular pattern of rectangles divided diagonally, dark-red and brown or green and blue. Maker's name (Hilger) on 2D, logo (Piatnik) on 2H. 1991.
Lit.: Altfahrt in Talon 12 (2003), p. 31.
Colorful collage-like figures on the courts, illustrated aces.
OBox, biographical sheet, mint.




ITALY - NON STANDARD TAROT CARDS - Lo Scarabeo, Torino.




200629 Lo Scarabeo, Torino. The Tarot of Dürer. Tarot de Dürer. Design: Giacinto Gaudenzi (concept: Manfredi Toraldo, idea: Pietro Alligo). 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: Old man and the Death in a frame of cherubs and vine, green. 2002.
It is again and again amazing how the illustrators commissioned by Lo Scarabeo succeed in varying the pictures of famous artists and integrating them into the tarot pattern in a very convincing manner. Such is the case anew.
OCase, multilingual booklet (64 pp., English, Italian, Spanish, French, German), mint.




   
   

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