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




200760 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Color Land. "Ace" No. 618. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on green background. c2005.
Surrealistic compositions merging humans and landscapes.
OCase, mint.




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




200646 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Play the Game. Massinon. Design: Jean-Christophe Massinon. 52 + JJ (all different) + title card, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Elements of the deck, pink and white on light-blue 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 courts display the faceless portrays of icons of the pop culture on pink (H & D) or brown background (S & C) from the sixties to the present. They are identified by their first names only. So we have "Martin" (Luther King), "Jane" (Fonda), "David" (Bowie), "Jean-Michel" (Jarre), "Louise" (Madonna), "Jeff" (Koons), "Chrissie" (Hynde) etc. The jokers display the waving figures of W and Osama. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, mint.




AUSTRALIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown, Hong Kong, for Jerningham Press, North Adelaide.



320001 Maker unknown, Hong Kong, for Jerningham Press, North Adelaide. Pickering's Political Pack. Design: Pickering. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Caricature of a politician as the death with scythe and pipe, white on blue background. 1977.
Lit.: Braun 1789; García Martín 10.24.
Courts, aces and jokers (Q and J are the same in all suits, A and K display 2 different figures) caricature Australian politicians.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




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




200638 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 9 of clubs: Palech. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJ (all different), complete. Color laser print, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Man and woman in Russian costumes on black background. 2006.
Lit.: Comp. Braun/Knüpfer 2003 SP 1937/1.
Permissive version of the Black Palech from 1937.
OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Association New Generation, Novosibirsk.




380439 Association New Generation, Novosibirsk. Playing Cards for the Youth. 36 + 4 EC, complete. Offset, 86x56 mm, rc, Backs: Repeated name of the publisher New Generation, yellow on green background. 2001.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.29; Eroticism V 4.52; Braun/Knüpfer NK 2002/2.
12 different artists (Alexandra Michailova, Roman Kazmin...) have supplied cartoons on Safer Sex for this deck, which was created with support of the Unicef. All cards are illustrated. Edition of 1500.
Mint.




GERMANY - SAXONY PATTERN - Maker unknown.



310057 Maker unknown. Sultan. 36, complete. Color lith., 35x26 mm, rc, 4 I on the pips. Backs: Ad of the cigarettes SULTAN No. 6 for 3 1/3 Pfennig each in blue. c1935.
Miniature deck.
Almost mint.




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.




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



330511 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV. Beautiful Girls. No. 1001. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Masks, streamers and bottle of champagne on a tray, dark-blue. 1957.
Lit.: Braun 996; Eroticism III 11.181 A; Segeth [1986] 226.
Retouched color pictures of quite denuded ladies, some in the style of the 30s. The back is signed W.M (Willy Mayrl?).
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 - NON STANDARD CARDS - Editions Face&Dos, Paris.




380282 Editions Face&Dos, Paris. Erost. Design: Eric Provoost (born in 1947). 52 + JJ (all different) + 2 EC, complete. Offset, 118x84 mm, square corners, Backs: Close trellis. 2005.
The author of the Minotarot presents here an erotic deck with striking pictures. The courts are named after the French National pattern, but just some ornamental devices in color remember of the model. The numerals are designed in grey tones, they are often transformed and play with abnormal metamorphoses. Numbered edition of 1500 decks.
OCase, mint.




CHINA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Forbidden City Ltd., Peking.




200741 Forbidden City Ltd., Peking. Imperial Palace Old Photos. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Potpourri of various photographs of the deck, in B/W. 2005.
The cards reproduce photographs, mostly in B/W, some in color, from the collections of the Palace Museum. They give evidence of life in China in times of the last emperor. English and Chinese captions.
Min. damaged ill. OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - RusJoker, Saint Petersburg.




200664 RusJoker, Saint Petersburg. Russian Pelmeni Club. Design: Evgeniya Belyakova. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 89x57 mm, rc, Backs: Name of the club, red and yellow on dark-blue background. 2005.
Pelmeni are boiled dumplings, originally filled with meat, in the meanwhile with this and that. It is a kind of Russian national dish and the Russian Pelmeni Club has devoted itself to its fostering. The kings are cooks, the queens elegant gourmets and the jacks waiters. Aces and jokers are illustrated.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




NETHERLANDS - NON STANDARD CARDS - Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland, Amsterdam, for Maple Leaf B.V., Amsterdam.



330500 Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland, Amsterdam, for Maple Leaf B.V., Amsterdam. Filmsterren A. Design: M. van Lee. 52 + J, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, rc, Backs: Decorative panel, blue. 1958.
Lit.: Van NSF tot SN 33A; Hogenes, Dutch Jokers, 41; Braun 496.
All cards display color photos of American and European filmstars: Gary Grant, Rita Hayworth, Sofia Loren, Pier Angeli, Anita Ekberg... The joker is Eddie Constantine. The cards were inserted in packets of chewing gum.
Faint folding mark at AC, 9C and joker, otherwise almost mint - slightly worn.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Entertaining Gazette, Novosibirsk.




380453 Entertaining Gazette, Novosibirsk. Caricatures and differences. Design: After an idea of Alexander Lutkovskiy. 36 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 90x59 mm, rc, Backs: Double-headed eagle, playing-cards and name of the magazine. 2004.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.8; Eroticism VI 4.80.
The 38 caricatures of the deck have been published in various issues of the weekly magazine in 1998-1999 and come "from all parts of the former USSR". In order to make a deck they have been cut off and supplied with a back. Each half of the cards shows 7 differences to its counterpart.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - MAK.




380435 MAK. Dragon III. 52 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Color digital printing, 81x56 mm, rc, Backs: Overall regular pattern of repeated suit-signs of clubs, white on grey background. 2002.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.66.
The fantasy world of dragons, bold warriors and self-sacrificing virgins. All cards are illustrated. Numbered edition.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




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




380284 Editions Face&Dos, Paris. BB Coyotte. Design: BB Coyotte (Bruno Belland). 32 + 2 EC, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, rc, Backs: Portray of a young punk, in color. 2006.
Bruno Belland (BB Coyotte) is an artist of the rock and its various tribes: punk, metal, gothic... All cards are illustrated. Limited edition of 500 decks.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




   
   

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