CHINA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Hebei Zhuoda Poker Culture Co., Ltd.




200739 Hebei Zhuoda Poker Culture Co., Ltd. Dolls. 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x62 mm, rc, Backs: Snow crystals against a background striped in shades of red. c2005.
Color photos of blond dolls on all cards. They represent a young girl with very big eyes and a large chic wardrobe.
Min. damaged ill. OBox, mint.




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.




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




200778 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Chinese Queen. "Ace" No. 627.2. 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.




BELGIUM - PACKAGINGS - Léonard Biermans, Turnhout.


200703 Léonard Biermans, Turnhout. Wrapper with reddish brown banderole for a dozen decks "Cartes Superfines". Trademark: scales. Card player at the table. Lith. in red, 400x274 mm. Backs: Without imprint. c1890.

Folded, very good conservation.




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



320100 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. Augustus the Strong and his Age. Design: Günter Schmitz. 32 + title card, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Court jester Fröhlich (Merry) in a baroque frame. 1985.
Lit.: Braun/DDR2 AS 1985/5.
All cards display famous persons or small popular scenes from the time of the elector of Saxony and king of Poland.
Text folder, mint.




JAPAN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Heinon Playing Card Co., Tokyo.



330430 Heinon Playing Card Co., Tokyo. British Uniforms. No. PA 802. Design: Isshu Imanishi. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 89x63 mm, rc, Backs: "The Playing Card for Men" & Heibon's trademark on dark-red background. 1967.
Lit.: Braun 81.
Drawings of British soldiers from the 17th to the 20th century on all cards.
OBox, minimal folding mark in a corner of 7S, otherwise mint.




ITALY - NON STANDARD TAROT CARDS - Lo Scarabeo, Torino (printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout).




200631 Lo Scarabeo, Torino (printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout). Manara. The Erotic Tarot. Tarot Erotique. Design: Milo Manara. 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: Entrepreneurial woman between 2 shy men on a park bench, in mauve. 2000.
Lit.: Eroticism IV 9.59.
Mino Manara is well-known for his audacious comic strips. The traditional suits have been replaced by the 4 elements: water (cups), earth (bells), fire (batons) and air (swords). Most cards carry corresponding signs of the zodiac and of the planets.
OCase, instructions (German), mint.




GERMANY - WURTTEMBERG PATTERN - Vereinigte Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken, Inc., Altenburg.



310062 Vereinigte Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken, Inc., Altenburg. Fine German Gaigel Card No. 128. 24 (instead of 2 x 24). Color lith., 99x56 mm, rc, 2 German I. Backs: Plaid, dark-blue, on blue background. Maker's name on 7Bells, logo on the Deuces (Wüst's star on Deuce of Leaves, otherwise VASS). c1940.
Lit.: Mann coll. 111 var.

OCase, mint.




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




200640 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Laurent Fétis. Design: Laurent Fétis. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Head of a werewolf, white on black 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. The present one is reduced to large white index marks and elegant suit-signs on black background (the black suits are green). The jokers display a log cabin. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, mint.




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



350425 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV. VIP Deck. Design: Manfred Deix (born in 1949). 24, complete. Offset, 100x63 mm, rc, 4 German I. Backs: Ad of the magazine NEWS, grey background. Maker's name on 10S, logo on 10H. 1995.
Costly caricatures with rhymes of Austrian VIP's (plus the pope) on courts, aces and 10s: Schwarzenegger, Wecker, Lauda...
Ill. OCase, mint.




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




200643 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Ott + Stein. Design: Ott + Stein. 52 + JJJ (2 different ones), complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Name of the museum, light-brown 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. Typographical deck. The ranks are marked by colored letters or cyphers. They are inside a rectangle of always the same size, which is held in various colors, just like the background made of 4 tiles common to all cards. Printed in a 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.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Frommann & Bünte, Darmstadt (?)




320148 Frommann & Bünte, Darmstadt (?) 26/52 (the following figures are on hand in Spades: Ace, J; Hearts: K, J; Diamonds: Ace, K; Clubs: K, Q, J, plus numerals in each suit). Stencil-col. lith., 88x60 mm, square corners, Backs: Dotted wavy lines and stylized blossoms, mauve. c1880.
Each half of the courts has a different coloring. Interesting aces that show 2 scenes in the life of a famous French person, Jeanne d'Arc in S and Napoleon I in D.
Worn.




   
   

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