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




200636 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 2 of clubs: Greek Gods. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 32 + JJ (all different), complete. Color laser print, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Calendar for 2006. 2005.
Well-turned interpretations of Greek divinities on courts, aces and jokers. The numerals are illustrated with B/W photos of statues, mostly from the ancient world.
OCase, mint.




CHINA - NON STANDARD CARDS - AAA Group Co. Ltd., Ning Bo.




200774 AAA Group Co. Ltd., Ning Bo. Old Calendars. 52 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Adorned trellis, dark-green. c2005.
The Chinese calendars were traditionally illustrated with young women. They were intended to spread harmony and happiness. All cards reproduce such pictures. They are different from the deck by Forbidden City Ltd.
OBox, mint.




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




200682 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. Unter of acorns: Four Colours of Skin. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJ (all different), complete. Color digital printing, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: B/W photos of 4 naked bodies. 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.128.
Courts, aces and jokers are from the hand of E. Stupakova. The 4 colors of skin mean an European blonde of the 18th century, a North American Indian woman, an African black girl and a geisha. The pips are illustrated with color photos of women of different origins, mainly with their legs apart.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




ITALY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Raffaele Pignalosa fu Luigi, Naples.



320394 Raffaele Pignalosa fu Luigi, Naples. Italia Nuova (New Italy). 40, complete. Color lith., 86x57 mm, rc, Backs: Standing Italia with a lion at her feet & sparkling fasces in the background, blue. Maker's name on Ace of Fasces. 1928.
Lit.: Braun 1833.
New suit-signs: fasces (symbol of the Italian fascists, yellow), propeller (blue), anchor (red) and helmet (green) for each of the 3 branches of the army. The aces show the Italian flag, the 10s Italia, the 9s soldiers and the 8s soldiers in the uniform of the fascist party.
Some foxing, almost mint.




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




200751 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Extinct Animals. "Ace" No. 606. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on black background. c2005.
Extinct animals, mainly birds like the dodo from Mauritius or the New Zealand moa. Skilled realistic drawings.
OCase, mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Marine Stewardship Council, London (printed by Games & Print Services Ltd., Canvey Island, Essex).




200651 Marine Stewardship Council, London (printed by Games & Print Services Ltd., Canvey Island, Essex). Under The Sea transformation playing cards. 52 + JJ (all different) + EC, compl. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: The sea in various shades of blue and logo of the MSC. 2005.
The MSC is dedicated to saving the world's fish stocks. Each of the 54 cards of this transformed pack was created by a different British artist, among them Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Quentin Blake, Maggi Hambling...
OCase, ill. folder with short biographies of the artists, mint.




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



280461 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna. Eclectic Tarot. No. 1943. Design: Josef Machynka (born 1957). SF. 78, complete. Offset, 125x70 mm, rc, 1 I. Backs: The sun surrounded by the suit-signs of the deck, gilt on black background. 1987.
Lit.: Kaplan III 583; DSM [1988] 141.
The four suits are dedicated to the elements: Wands = fire, Cups = water, Swords = air and Coins = earth.
OCase, French booklet of commentaries by Josef Machynka (82 pp.), mint.




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



330514 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV. Playgirls. No. 1004. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Baroque sculpture of a naked woman, brown. c1978.
Lit.: Braun 1304; Eroticism I 11.9.
52 color pictures of pretty Alpine girls in titillating poses. Out-of-the-way accessories: gardening tools, tyre...
Somewhat damaged OCase, almost 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 - Cerberus, Breda.




200655 Cerberus, Breda. Theater of Pain. Design: Cerberus (Colin Peters). 52 + JJ (all different) + 2 text cards, compl. Offset, 105x65 mm, rc, Backs: Trellis made of flowers and skulls, B/W on light-grey background. 2005.
The courts display protagonists of the first (1994-1996) and of the second (1999-2002) Chechen wars, e.g. Boris Jeltsin (KH), Vladimir Putin (KD), Aslan Maschadov (KC, president of Chechnya)... Except for QD, the Q are allegories (soldier's mother, black widow...) AH and AS are illustrated, one of the jokers portrays the artist himself. The deck was printed after linocuts in an edition of 1000 (B/W and brown for H and D, B/W and grey for S and C). Our copies are signed by hand by the artist.
OBox, mint.




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 - RusJoker, Saint Petersburg.




200667 RusJoker, Saint Petersburg. Codex of Chivalry. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 89x57 mm, rc, Backs: Lions' arms over a pattern of lozenges, in the corners the 4 French suit-signs. 2006.
All cards are illustrated. The courts vary miniatures from the Codex Manesse (Heidelberg, 1st half of the 14th century).
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - - Scolar Press Ltd., 20 Main Street, Menston, Yorkshire.

410308 Scolar Press Ltd., 20 Main Street, Menston, Yorkshire. Seventeenth-Century Playing Cards. 52, complete. Offset, 97x56 mm, square corners, no I. Backs: Without imprint, white. 1971. Lit.: Mann coll. 159; Von Lyon nach Wien p. 28. Reprint of the cards by Jean Vianey (?) from Sylvia Mann?s collection. Slightly damaged OCase, text leaf, almost mint.




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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.




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.




GREAT BRITAIN - - John Waddington, London, for S. Salomon & Co., Holmblads Spillekort Forretning, Copenhague.

410306 John Waddington, London, for S. Salomon & Co., Holmblads Spillekort Forretning, Copenhague. No. 106. L'Hombre 40 Blade. 40, complete. Color line block, 89x58 mm, rc, 2 Danish I. Backs: Ornamental panel with stylized flowers and leafy branches, blue. c1935. Lit.: Berry I W63; Jensen [Denmark] 5-9; Fournier 25; comp. Mann coll. 199. MADE IN ENGLAND on the case. Slightly damaged OCase, slightly worn.




   
   

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