USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Stanley F. Hanzel Card. Co., 2721 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL.




380543 Stanley F. Hanzel Card. Co., 2721 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL. Golden Diamond Playing Cards. 52 + J + EC, complete. Color lith., 89x60 mm, rc, Backs: Ornamental panel in brown and black, in the center a diamond, blue frameline. Maker's name on AS. 1923.
Lit.: Dawson NR6 (p. 286).
Variant of the international pattern with new suit-signs: C are green clover leaves, D are orange, S blue and H red.
Min. damaged OCase, ill. order blank, 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).




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.




HUNGARY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Offset és Játékkártya Nyomda, Budapest, for Civertan Graphic Studio, Budapest.



280531 Offset és Játékkártya Nyomda, Budapest, for Civertan Graphic Studio, Budapest. Hungarian Costumes in Middle Ages II. Design: Civertan Graphic Studio. SF. 32, complete. Offset, 112x72 mm, rc, 2 Hungarian I. Backs: Historical pendant in olive-green. 2001.
Courts and aces show Hungarian costumes, the numerals weapons. Edition of 1000 decks.
Mint.




FRANCE - - Imp. (Imprimerie = Printery) Bertauts, rue Rodier 47, Paris.

410300 Imp. (Imprimerie = Printery) Bertauts, rue Rodier 47, Paris. Grand Jeu de Mlle Lenormand. 52 + 2 EC (consulting man and woman), complete. Stencil-col. chalk lith., 123x84 mm, square corners. Backs: Paste marble, pink, blue and yellow. 1864.

Lit.: D'Allemagne I p. 484 & 486; comp. Cary coll. 201, 204, 211, 218, 219; comp. Hoffmann/Kroppenstedt [1972] 48; comp. Jensen [Prophecy] 4.1.

D'Allemagne describes our deck as a tarot without trumps (!); he dates it 1864, but incorrectly quotes the printer's name as Bertrants, same address. However, this certainly is one of the very early editions of the pack, which was later widely circulated by Grimaud. We could not find any mention of a Bertauts in the available repertories. The quoted copies often are uncomplete and were issued between 1890 and 1910 (except for Jensen, c1870).

Slightly worn.




USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Carta Mundi, Turnhout, for Aristoplay, Ltd., Ann Arbor, MI.



330557 Carta Mundi, Turnhout, for Aristoplay, Ltd., Ann Arbor, MI. Artdeck. Design: Harlin Quist. 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 100x65 mm, rc, Backs: Name of the deck between multicolored stripes. 1985.
Quality reproductions of paintings by famous artists (Renoir, Seurat, Cézanne, Braque, Kandinsky, Miro...) on all cards.
OCase, booklet, 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.




BELGIUM - PACKAGINGS - Etablissements Brepols S.A., Turnhout.


200707 Etablissements Brepols S.A., Turnhout. Wrapper with ill. banderole for a deck. View of the Eiffel tower. Line block in blue, 153x179 mm. Backs: Without imprint. c1925.

Faint folding marks, small notice handwritten in ink on the side, otherwise very good conservation.




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




200756 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Fantasy. "Ace" No. 613. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on blue background. c2005.
All cards display comic-like drawings of a fat striped cat.
OCase, mint.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Karl Weberpals, Planegg (diffusion).




340155 Karl Weberpals, Planegg (diffusion). The Gravedigger's Deck. Design: Martin Wolke, Kiel (born in 1971). 36 + title card, complete. Hand-col. xerocopies, 90x57 mm, square corners, 1 German I. Backs: Without imprint, white. 1991.
All cards display pictures of a gravedigger with top-hat in his professional and private activities. The deck was published in an edition of 200 copies, signed and numbered by the artist's hand on the title card.
Mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Printissa (RusJoker), Saint Petersburg.




200660 Printissa (RusJoker), Saint Petersburg. Legends of the Sea. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 89x57 mm, rc, Backs: Grim bearded head between 2 ornaments with lion's heads. 2005.
The manneristic figures on the courts and the numerals are in many cases illustrated with elements from the kingdom of the sea: monsters, fishes, shells...
Min. damaged OCase, 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.




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.




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.




ITALY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Teodomiro Dal Negro, Treviso.



320426 Teodomiro Dal Negro, Treviso. Topolino. Design: Walt Disney (1901-1966). 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 89x62 mm, rc, Backs: Ad of the magazine Topolino, white and red on blue background. Logo and tax stamp of the Italian Republic, value: 500 Lire, dated Dec. 1964, on AH. 1964.
Lit.: Braun 129.
Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge etc. on the courts. The head of a figure appears in each suit-sign of the numerals. These carry besides informations regarding the wide distribution and popularity of Topolino (the Italian Mickey Mouse).
Very faint tape marks at the backs, otherwise mint.




   
   

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