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.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Alexei Orleansky, Rybinsk.




200668 Alexei Orleansky, Rybinsk. Russian Emperors. Design: Alexei Orleansky. 36 + JJJ (all different) + title card, complete. Color digital printing, 90x56 mm, rc, Backs: Crowned Russian double-headed eagle, adorned background, blue. 2006.
Fine portrays of tsars, tsarinas and tsarevitchs on the courts. The aces are illustrated and the jokers show jesters, e.g. the nobleman Ivan Balakirev, jester at the court of Peter the Great.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




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




008940 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thos. De La Rue & Co., Ltd.) Shakespeare Quatercentenary 1564 - 1964. The Globe Theatre. 2 x 52 + JJ + text card, complete. Offset, 89x58 mm, round corners, 2 English index marks. The author discusses with a member of the audience during a performance in the Globe Theater, maroon or dark-blue border. 1964.

Fournier I p. 233; Thorpe [2001] pp. 80-81.

Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master C. W. Clark. Limited edition of 2,000 decks.

Somewhat 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).




BELGIUM - PACKAGINGS - Mesmaekers Frères, Turnhout.


200717 Mesmaekers Frères, Turnhout. Wrapper and banderole for a deck GREAT MOGUL. Line block in green and gilt, 160x187 mm. Backs: Without imprint. c1910.

Faint folding marks, small holes outside the picture in the corners, tiny tears, very good conservation.




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.




   
   

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