GREAT BRITAIN - HAPPY FAMILIES - John Jaques & Son, Hatton Garden, London.



320365 John Jaques & Son, Hatton Garden, London. The Sovereigns of England. 37 + 2 EC, complete. Color line block, 93x64 mm, rc. Backs: Plain pink. c1890.
Lit.: Fournier 333.
36 cards with sovereigns from William I (1066) to Victoria and 1 card depicting the Royal Arms called "The Game Card".
Folding marks at several cards, rules joined in photocopy, worn.




NETHERLANDS - NON STANDARD CARDS - Carta Mundi, Turnhout (?), for Oog & Blik / De Harmonie, Amsterdam.




380376 Carta Mundi, Turnhout (?), for Oog & Blik / De Harmonie, Amsterdam. Krolse Katten Kaarten (Hot Cats Cards). Design: Joost Swarte. 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x56 mm, rc, Backs: Panel with a décor of tiles showing cats, red and yellow. 1995.
Lit.: Eroticism III 3.48.
Aces, courts and jokers display anthropomorphized cats exercising diverse variations of intercourse.
OCase, mint.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




1036 Maker unknown. Stars Pin-Ups. 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Sophia Loren on her knees in reddish brown tints, but here with her bikini taken off. 2005.
Aces, courts, 6s, 4s, 2s and jokers are illustrated with rather divested drawings of famous actresses. Most of them are contemporary (Jennifer López, Angelina Jolie, Madonna...), but some "classical" film beauties are also represented: BB, MM, Betty Page... Numbered edition of 500 decks.
Mint.




GERMANY - BAVARIAN PATTERN - Editions for the Woman, Leipzig.




380039 Editions for the Woman, Leipzig. German Playing Cards of the 18th century. Design: Jakob Vogel, Bregenz. 1 sheet with 18 cards, complete. Hand-col. offset prints, 301x398 mm, square corners, Backs: Plain white. 1982.
Lit.: Braun [DDR] 1982/2.
Hand-colored reproduction of a woodcut block displaying the old Bavarian pattern (Kings, Ober, Unter, Deuces, 10Hearts and 10Bells).
As new.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




200610 Maker unknown. Assorti. 52 + 1 additional AS + 10 jokers (all different) + 4 EC, complete. Offset, 89x60 mm, rc, Backs: Geometric design, B/W. 2004.
Lit.: Eroticism VI 1.136.
The designs for the present deck were found on the Russian internet. Each card has been conceived by a different author. Interesting and appealing works by contemporary Russian artists. Limited edition, numbered by hand.
OCase, mint.




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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.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




340459 Maker unknown. Vargas Pin-Ups. Design: Alberto Vargas (1896-1983). 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Back view of a sitting blondie, just dressed in her jewels, in brown. 2003.
All cards are illustrated with the permissive models of the master of the pin-ups. Pirate (?) edition, not on the market, numbered.
Mint.




   
   

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