USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - No Name Exhibitions and Red Eye for The Playing Card Project, Minneapolis, MN.




350569 No Name Exhibitions and Red Eye for The Playing Card Project, Minneapolis, MN. The Deal. 52 + JJ (all different) + 2 EC, complete. Offset, 89x63 mm, rc. Backs: Pictograms and text on grained wood. 2003.
Contemporary Minnesota artists have supplied the designs of the deck, that gives a good overview of the recent artistic tendencies in the USA. Yet, by focussing on the topic playing card, the deck gives in no way that impression of disparity one would expect from the multitude of its designers.
Plastic box, illustrated folder, mint.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Bielefeld Playing Cards, Ltd., Bielefeld.



330105 Bielefeld Playing Cards, Ltd., Bielefeld. The deck of the Hamburg Football Club St. Pauli 1976/77. 32 + EC, complete. Offset, 91x59 mm, rc, Backs: Ad of the football club and of a building contractor, white on brown background. Maker's name on 7S. 1976.
Lit.: Braun/Bielefeld BI 1976/1; Braun 1762; Eroticism III 6.3.
Aces, kings, jacks, 10s and two 9s show photos of the football players, the queens are naked persons (girlfriends or wives of the soccers).
Mint.




BELGIUM - INVOICES, LETTERS, POST CARDS, SHARES - Brepols & Dierckx Zoon, Turnhout.


200702 Brepols & Dierckx Zoon, Turnhout. Invoice with ill. letterhead, dated April 13, 1906. Line block, 288x209 mm. 1906.
View of the factory plants.
2 faint folding marks, 5 small staple holes in the left border, very good conservation.




LITHUANIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Orija, Vilnius.




200678 Orija, Vilnius. Actors Sovieticos 3. Actors of the Soviet cinema 1920-1990. Nr. 31. 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 green background. 2005.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 6.51.
All cards show color or B/W pictures of actors and actresses.
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.




ITALY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Teodomiro Dal Negro, Treviso.



320426 Teodomiro Dal Negro, Treviso. Topolino. Design: Walt Disney (1901-1966). 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 89x62 mm, rc, Backs: Ad of the magazine Topolino, white and red on blue background. Logo and tax stamp of the Italian Republic, value: 500 Lire, dated Dec. 1964, on AH. 1964.
Lit.: Braun 129.
Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge etc. on the courts. The head of a figure appears in each suit-sign of the numerals. These carry besides informations regarding the wide distribution and popularity of Topolino (the Italian Mickey Mouse).
Very faint tape marks at the backs, otherwise mint.




PORTUGAL - NON STANDARD CARDS - Naipes H. Fournier, Vitoria, for Apenas Livros, Lda., Lisboa.



340387 Naipes H. Fournier, Vitoria, for Apenas Livros, Lda., Lisboa. Fernando Pessoa & Co. Design: Pedro Baptista. SF. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, 2 English I. Backs: Ink stains on light-grey background. 2001.
Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) is nowadays considered as one of the greatest Portuguese lyricists. Remarkable is the extreme splitting of his personality, which he transposed into literature by creating "heteronyms" (persons with an own biography and style) who wrote as well in English as in Portuguese: Charles Robert Anon and Alexander Search on one side, Alberto Caeiro, Alvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis and Bernardo Soares on the other. The cards show typed extracts of his poetry against the background of photograms (pictures produced by direct impact of light and shadow on the photo paper, i.e. not over a film and a lens). It is available in an English, a Spanish and a Portuguese version.
OCase, folder of description, mint.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maestros Naiperos Espańoles, Valencia, for Asescoin, Madrid.



350486 Maestros Naiperos Espańoles, Valencia, for Asescoin, Madrid. Baraja Don Quijote. IV Centenario. Design: Vicente Arnás (born in 1949); Gonzaga Gil-Delgado & Alberto Pérez. 40 + JJ (all different) + 4 different EC (ill. calendars 2005) + 3 text cards + title card, complete. Offset, 95x61 mm, rc, 2 I. Backs: The knight and his squire riding through the countryside. Maker's name on 5Clubs & 5Swords. 2004.
Sensitive deck of the reknown artist on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Don Quijote at the beginning of 1605. The K portray the knight, the Cavaliers are dedicated to Sancho Panza and the J (sotas) to Dulcinea. Aces, 4s and jokers display other persons or striking scenes. Numbered edition of 1,000 decks.
Min. damaged ill. OBox, mint.




HUNGARY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Offset és Játékkártya Nyomda, Budapest, for Civertan Graphic Studio, Budapest.



280529 Offset és Játékkártya Nyomda, Budapest, for Civertan Graphic Studio, Budapest. Vendég voltam Budapesten. I visited Budapest. Design: Civertan Graphic Studio. SF. 2 x 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 88x57 mm, rc, 2 English I. Backs: Historical views of the city in greenish or bluish shades. 2001.
All cards are illustrated with brown-tinted views of hotels, coffee houses and amusement places in Budapest, mostly after old photographs. Edition of 1000 double decks.
OCase, 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.




USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Inky-Dinky, San Francisco (printed in China).




200771 Inky-Dinky, San Francisco (printed in China). Pack of Dogs Playing Cards. 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 87x62 mm, rc, Backs: Dancing child with dogs head and tail, green background. 2006.
Well-turned deck. Each court presents a different breed of dogs in human clothes, the numerals display dogs and are transformed. Inky-Dinky sells everything for kids.
Min. damaged OCase, 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.




FRANCE - - Dominique Bergeron.

410302 Dominique Bergeron. Tarot Divinatoire. Design: Dominique Bergeron (Bleunven). 22 + 22 text cards, complete. Hand-col. lith. in dark-brown, 137x69 mm, square corners. Backs: 4 dogs around a cross. c1975. Lit.: Kaplan III 177. The 22 trumps wish to renew our Celtic heritage, they are drawn in the style of the Irish paintings of the high Middle Ages. Min. damaged OBox, folded sheet of instructions, mint.




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




380412 AAA Group Co. Ltd., Ning Bo, China. Artist! 52 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Notes and ornaments, ochre on bluish green background. 2001.
Lit.: Braun/Knüpfer AA 2001/3; Lutkovskiy 4.74.
All cards display caricatures of Russian singers. Mingled with them are Louis de Funčs (as gendarme) and Belmondo.
Slightly damaged OCase, 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.




AUSTRIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Ferd. Piatnik & Sons for Edition Hilger, Vienna.




340371 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons for Edition Hilger, Vienna. Attersee. Design: Christian Ludwig Attersee (born in 1940). 2 x 52 + JJJ (2 different ones), complete. Offset, 89x58 mm, rc, 4 German I. Backs: Fish and bottle, yellow or blue background. Maker's name (Hilger) on AD, maker's name and logo (Piatnik) on AS. 1993.
Lit.: Altfahrt in Talon 12 (2003), p. 33.
Strange animals, which we interpret as a mouse in H, a goat in D, a parrot in S and a salmon in C. As kings they wear a crown, as queens they have breasts. On the jokers a kind of starfish glides over a glass.
OBox, mint.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Karl Weberpals, Planegg (diffusion).




340155 Karl Weberpals, Planegg (diffusion). The Gravedigger's Deck. Design: Martin Wolke, Kiel (born in 1971). 36 + title card, complete. Hand-col. xerocopies, 90x57 mm, square corners, 1 German I. Backs: Without imprint, white. 1991.
All cards display pictures of a gravedigger with top-hat in his professional and private activities. The deck was published in an edition of 200 copies, signed and numbered by the artist's hand on the title card.
Mint.




   
   

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