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.




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.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Printissa (RusJoker), Saint Petersburg.




200659 Printissa (RusJoker), Saint Petersburg. Kashmir. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 89x57 mm, rc, Backs: Stylized Oriental rug design, reddish brown and olive-green on dark-green background. Maker's name on AS. 2005.
Courts in historical costumes. Aces and numerals are adorned with suitable illustrations.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




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




200641 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Paul Kirps. Design: Paul Kirps. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Bended lines in light-blue, purple and orange. 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 are the same in all suits: they stylize the figures to a Gothic letter adorned with floral ornaments. The jokers show an elaborate heraldic lily. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
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.




AUSTRIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Edelbacher Druck for Edition Hilger, Vienna.



340368 Edelbacher Druck for Edition Hilger, Vienna. Das Spiel und der Maler (The Game and the Painter). Design: Josef Bramer (born in 1948). 2 x 52 + JJJ + EC, complete. Offset, 92x60 mm, rc, 4 English I. Backs: Repeated quadrant, green or mauve. Maker's name (Hilger) on AH, logo (Edelbacher Spielkarten) on AS. 1989.
Lit.: Altfahrt in Talon 12 (2003), p. 29.
The K are older men representing the material present (prosperity, game of chance...), the Q symbolize the seasons and the J the art and the nature.
OBox, mint.




FRANCE - NON STANDARD CARDS - B.P. Grimaud (France Cartes), Paris.




380258 B.P. Grimaud (France Cartes), Paris. Grand Prix Grimaud 1973. Design: GeneviSve Lirola. 52 + JJ + 1 EC, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Multicolored overall pattern. Maker's name on AC. 1974.
Lit.: Braun 1023; Fournier 491; Graak [1985] p. 57, color picture 7.
Flowery figures.
OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Color Printing Combine, Saint Petersburg.




200036 Color Printing Combine, Saint Petersburg. Komandirskije (Commanders). Design: E. Schiljajew. 52 + JJ (all different) + 2 EC, complete. Offset, 90x58 mm, rc, Backs: Red star on green background. 1997.
Lit.: Braun/Knüpfer SP 1997/3.
The courts show highly decorated soldiers of different arms, the numerals are illustrated with color photos of military equipment.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




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




200645 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Oliver Peters. Design: Oliver Peters. 52 + JJJ (2 different ones), complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Name of the museum surrounded by flowers, 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. Strongly stylized typographical designs. Courts and jokers are represented by their English names, written with the special font devised by the artist for the museum. It belongs to the category of the creative or fun fonts and reminds of tribal tattoos. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Helium, Saratov.




200665 Helium, Saratov. Cards for little girls. 36, complete. Offset, 74x49 mm, rc, Backs: Sitting girl with teddy and picture book, in bluish tints. 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 7.11.
The little girls grow up following the value of the cards from the 6s to the aces and their occupations change accordingly. The boys as jacks and kings are in the suiting age. Nice drawings in pop pastel colors.
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.




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



340363 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV. Politics are trumps. Design: Manfred Deix (born in 1949). 24 + EC, complete. Offset, 100x63 mm, rc, 2 German I. Backs: Repeated red sofa as an ad of the furnishing house kika and of the magazine NEWS. Maker's name on AS. 1995.
Caricatures of politicians with rhymes on courts, aces and 10s.
Ill. OCase, mint.




LITHUANIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Jam Records, Vilnius.




380363 Jam Records, Vilnius. Dviracio Kortos (Bicycle Cards). Design: Jurgitos Braziunienes. 36, complete. Offset, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: Color photo of the TV set. 2001.
The deck is named after a programme of the Lithuanian television, Dviracio Zynios, i.e. The Bicycle News. The courts display color photos of actors and actresses of the comedy show which caricatures modern life.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Printissa (RusJoker), Saint Petersburg.




200658 Printissa (RusJoker), Saint Petersburg. Versal (Versailles). 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 89x57 mm, rc, Backs: Ornamental design, blue and yellow on red background. Maker's name on AS. 2005.
Courts in lavish costumes, whose luxury is intended to remind of Versailles. Adorned aces.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




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




200626 Lo Scarabeo, Torino (printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout). The Tarots of the Origins. Les Tarots des Origines. Design: Sergio Toppi. 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: Stone Age man, in brown. 2000.
Lit.: Eroticism V 9.72.
Strong drawings on the origins of mankind, well fitting to the commemoration of the Neanderthal people in 2006. The suits have been replaced by colors and themes: blue = soul (cups), yellow = jewels (coins), green = nature (batons) and red = blood (swords).
OCase, instructions (German), mint.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Naipes Comas (N.E.G.S.A.), Barcelona, for Naipes de la Cigüeña (Playing-cards of the stork).




200622 Naipes Comas (N.E.G.S.A.), Barcelona, for Naipes de la Cigüeña (Playing-cards of the stork). Baraja de la Lagartija (Deck of the lizard). Design: Inmaculada Gabaldón. 40, complete. Offset, 95x62 mm, rc, Backs: Lizard between the suits of the deck, floral background. Maker's name on 4 of Coins and 3 of Swords. 2005.
Printed after watercolors in the flowery style of the artist. Numbered edition of 500 copies.
OBox, mint.




GERMANY - VARIA - Sieghard Dittner, Malchow. Printed by Wolfgang Schuboth, Malchow.



280110 Sieghard Dittner, Malchow. Printed by Wolfgang Schuboth, Malchow. Lüsch'n Klöterjan'sch Spökenkieker Kortenspäl. Design: Sieghard & Vilja Dittner. SF. 24 + title card + 5 EC, complete. Offset, 130x78 mm, square corners, 1 German I. Backs: Plain grey. 1993.
The "Fortune-telling deck of Lieschen (Elizabeth) Klöterjan" was published in an edition of 300 packs, all signed by the artist. These are prophetic cards with French suits. Their pictures & sayings have been drawn from the reservoir of Mecklenburg legends. Fitting to their popular themes, they are illustrated in a woodcut-like style full of contrast. One of the extra cards unveils the meanings.
OWrapper, 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.




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



340359 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV. Casablanca. Design: Manfred Deix (born in 1949). 32 + blank card, complete. Offset, 98x65 mm, rc, 2 German I. Backs: Ad of the cigarette brand Casablanca, white on red background. 1983.
The inimitable figures of the caricaturist on the courts, all in Bogart pose with homburg, trenchcoat and cigarette between the lips. Illustrated aces.
OCase, mint.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Naipes Comas (N.E.G.S.A.), Barcelona.




340455 Naipes Comas (N.E.G.S.A.), Barcelona. Baraja Peplum. Design: Alfonso Ortuño Salar (born in 1942); Enrique García, Alberto Pérez. 32 + J + 4 text cards + 2 title cards, complete. Offset, 95x62 mm, rc, 2 English I. Backs: PEPLVM on marble background, blue. 2004.
Striking actors and actresses of the "peplum" film genre in more or less caricatured drawings from Theda Bara and Claudette Colbert (both as Cleopatra) over Peter Ustinov, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor to Monica Bellucci, Russel Crowe and Brad Pitt. Numbered edition of 500 decks. Not in the trade.
OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Leningrad's Combine for Color Printing, Leningrad.



310508 Leningrad's Combine for Color Printing, Leningrad. Russian Deck. 52 + JJ + 4 blank cards, complete. Offset, 90x58 mm, rc, 2 Russian I. Backs: Bust of a young girl with headscarf, black background. 1969.
Lit.: Braun/Knüpfer SP 1911/1; Braun 1596; comp. Cary coll. 19, Fournier 29.

Somewhat damaged OCase, almost mint.




LITHUANIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Orija, Vilnius.




200677 Orija, Vilnius. Actors Sovieticos 2. Actors of the Soviet cinema 1920-1990. Nr. 30. Design: Albinas Borisevicius. 52 + JJJJ (all different) + title card + EC, complete. Color digital printing, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Scene still in a frame of film material on grey background. 2005.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 6.50.
All cards show color or B/W pictures of actors and actresses.
Mint.




SWITZERLAND - NON STANDARD CARDS - Egbert Moehsnang, Schüpfen.




280476 Egbert Moehsnang, Schüpfen. Golden Patience. Design: Egbert Moehsnang. SF. 2 x 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Photolith. (aces & courts enhanced with gold leaf), 60x39 mm, rc, gilt edge, 2 German I. Backs: Marbled pattern, brown. Maker's name on AC. 1999.
Lit.: Journal of the IPCS, vol. XXVIII, No. 3, pp. 154-156.
Here all that glitters is gold. The long awaited deck is now available and it is magnifique. All the cards are illustrated but artist and printers were particularly successful in adapting the copper engravings and etchings with regard to the aces, courts, tens and jokers, where other colors than black and white occur. Numbered and signed edition of 500 double decks.
OCase with title in gold at the spine, ill. booklet (16 pp., signed and numbered by the artist), mint.




ITALY - NON STANDARD CARDS - La Milano, Milano, for CGIL Milano.




380344 La Milano, Milano, for CGIL Milano. Carte da collezione. Design: Roberto Casiraghi. 40, complete. Offset, 91x51 mm, rc, Backs: Panel featuring a baroque design in B/W, in the middle CGIL Milano. c1985.
Advertising deck of the Italian Federation of Labor Unions (Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro). The K are employers, Q and J working persons. Illustrated aces.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




   
   

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