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.




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



200748 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Old Train. "Ace" No. 603. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on black background. c2005.
Steaming locomotives of all kinds in wide landscapes. Fine pictures.
OCase, 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.




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.




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




200755 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Sailing II. "Ace" No. 611. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on blue background. c2005.
Other contemporary painters are represented here: Geoff Hunt, Mark R. Myers, Martin C. Heere... The latter does not show sailing ships on the diamonds, but freight steamers.
OCase, mint.




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



200749 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Cats Fun I. "Ace" No. 604. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on black background. c2005.
Nice framed pictures of cats, mainly in the countryside, sometimes together with other animals like dogs, chickens...
OCase, mint.




ITALY - NON STANDARD TAROT CARDS - Lo Scarabeo, Torino.




200625 Lo Scarabeo, Torino. Bruegel Tarot. Design: Guido Zibordi Marchesi (editor: Pietro Alligo). 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: Dancing couple, grey. 2004.
Accomplished pictures that interpret in a sensitive way the paintings of Peter Bruegel the Older. Each card illustrates a popular saying or a well-known allegory. The suits are dedicated to the seasons: swords = spring, batons = summer, coins = autumn and cups = winter. A true success.
OCase, multilingual booklet (64 pp., English, Italian, Spanish, French, German), 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.




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




200753 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Chinese Taoism II. "Ace" No. 610. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on blue background. c2005.
Holy persons and gods of the taoism on all cards.
OCase, mint.




AUSTRIA - HAPPY FAMILIES - Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna.




320513 Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna. Trachten Quartett (Game of Costumes). Design: Anny Schröder (1898-1972). 12 x 4 cards, complete. Color lith., 120x77 mm, square corners. Backs: Plaid, olive-green, red and blue. Maker's name (WW) on all cards. 1918.
Lit.: Schweiger, Wiener Werkstätte. Kunst und Handwerk 1903-1932, p. 99 (Abb.)
The families are marked by frames in various colors. They display traditional costumes from different German regions: Hamburg, Hanover, Prussia, Bavaria, Bohemia, Switzerland, Tyrol... Fine and charming scenes. The artist has signed the deck on the wrapper and on Prussia I.
Damaged ill. OWrapper, rules, slightly worn.




GERMANY - PRUSSIA PATTERN - Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken A.G., Halle, formerly Ludwig & Schmidt.



340035 Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken A.G., Halle, formerly Ludwig & Schmidt. Finest Skat Card. 32, complete. Color lith., 103x58 mm, rc, Backs: Eagle with the arms of Halle on its breast, combined with the German suit-signs, blue. Maker's name on Unter of Hearts, logo & German Imperial tax stamp No. 9 (Halle), value: 30 Pfennig (1903 - 1919), on Deuce of Hearts. c1910.
Lit.: Kohlmann/Radau 34; comp. Mann coll. 110.
Views of Berlin, Magdeburg, Breslau, Erfurt... on the pips.
Slightly worn - worn.




FRANCE - NON STANDARD CARDS - Editions Arts et Lettres, Nancy (B.P.Grimaud - France Cartes).



330168 Editions Arts et Lettres, Nancy (B.P.Grimaud - France Cartes). Le Giscarte. Design: Eddy Munerol. 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Caricature of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing as a sphinx, red background. Maker's name on AC. 1976.
Lit.: Braun 1626; Fournier 528; Segeth [1986] 196; Janssen [1985] S. 223.
The French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (elected in 1974) embodies on all cards the most impropable figures of French history (La Fayette, De Gaulle, Marie Antoinette...)
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




USA - LENORMAND - Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wisconsin.



320672 Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wisconsin. Old Gypsy Fortune Telling Cards. No. 3013. 36, complete. Color lith., 89x58 mm, rc, Backs: Decorative panel, blue. 1940.
Lit.: Comp. Hoffmann/K [1972] 58.
The cards are - in place of alchemic signs in the quotated deck - captioned and numbered in the upper left corner. They take over most of the pictures of the Lenormand deck and also introduce new ones, eg No. 36 = "The Safe".
Min. damaged OCase, folder of instructions, 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.




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.




GREAT BRITAIN - - Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London.

410304 Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London. Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Victoria Empress of India 1886 - 1887. 52, compl. Color line block, 90x62 mm, rc, gilt edge, 2 Engl. I. Backs: Crowned arms surrounded by roses, thistles and clovers, in the corners the symbols of Canada (beaver), South Africa (ostrich), Australia (kangaroo) and New Zealand (kiwi). 1886. Lit.: Lodge D6. Impressive backs, issued to commemorate Victoria's 50th anniversary as queen of the United Kingdom and her 20th jubilee as an empress of India. Damaged OBox, almost mint - slightly worn.




   
   

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