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.




CZECH REPUBLIC - NON STANDARD CARDS - Obchodní Tiskárny Kolin (OTK), N.P., Prague.



320591 Obchodní Tiskárny Kolin (OTK), N.P., Prague. Interhotel / Cedok. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 66x43 mm, rc, Backs: Ad of the state transportation company Cedok and of the Interhotel chain (hotels and restaurants) on red background. 1958.
Lit.: Braun 573.
Publicity deck for tourism. All cards are illustrated, they praise the attractions of the country: beautiful landscapes, slivovitz and beer... AD carries a hint to the participation in the Brussels world fair in 1958.
Faint folding mark at 2 cards, slightly worn.




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




200752 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Parrot World I. "Ace" No. 609. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on red background. c2005.
Parrots of every shade. The pictures remind of an ornithologic book from the 19th century. Latin and English captions.
OCase, mint.




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.




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




200681 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 10 of acorns: Americans in Russian Bath-house. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Color digital printing, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: Long-haired woman lashes a lying man with foliage (color picture). 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.127.
E. Stupakova has created courts, aces and jokers. The numerals are illustrated with color photos of an assiduous bathing belle.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Stanley F. Hanzel Card. Co., 2721 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL.




380543 Stanley F. Hanzel Card. Co., 2721 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL. Golden Diamond Playing Cards. 52 + J + EC, complete. Color lith., 89x60 mm, rc, Backs: Ornamental panel in brown and black, in the center a diamond, blue frameline. Maker's name on AS. 1923.
Lit.: Dawson NR6 (p. 286).
Variant of the international pattern with new suit-signs: C are green clover leaves, D are orange, S blue and H red.
Min. damaged OCase, ill. order blank, mint.




FRANCE - - B.P. Grimaud & Cie, Paris.

410301 B.P. Grimaud & Cie, Paris. The Parlour Sibyl. Design: Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard, 1803-1847). 52, complete. Chromolith., 114x77 mm, rounded corners, 1 I. Backs: Plaid, blue and red. c1900. Lit.: Hoffmann/K 1972 No. 40; Jensen [Prophecy] 2.6; Braun 923. The renowned drawer and caricaturist Grandville created the designs of this deck in 1828. Lively scenes, seen by a sharp-eyed observer, and also a fancy gallery of past costumes. Worn.




ITALY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Arti Grafiche Alinari Baglioni, Firenze.




380340 Arti Grafiche Alinari Baglioni, Firenze. Calcio Storico Fiorentino. Design: Costante Costantini. 40 + title card, complete. Offset, 96x63 mm, rc, Backs: Overall pattern of lozenges including the Florentine lily in B/W. Maker's name on 2 of Coins. 1978.
Lit.: Braun 2018.
Playing-cards of the Florentine historical football in costumes of the 16th century. Each suit represents one of the participating parts of town.
In original wooden box, mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - - The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Waddington?s Playing Cards).




008937 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Waddington?s Playing Cards). American Independence Bicentenary. 2 x 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, round corners, 2 English index marks. In an oval enhanced with gilt, a continental and a British infantryman, between them the Liberty Tree and above them their respective flags, red or blue border. 1975.

Thorpe [2001] pp. 86-87.

Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master W. E. Tucker. Limited edition of 1,250 packs.

Slightly damaged original plastic box of the WCMPC with the arms of the Company in gilt on the lid, leaflet, mint (the blue deck still sealed).




SWITZERLAND - NON STANDARD CARDS - AG Müller & Cie, Neuhausen.



350465 AG Müller & Cie, Neuhausen. Sexy-Jass mit den schönsten Girls vom Blick (Sexy Jass with the prettiest girls of Blick). 36 + title card, complete. Offset, 89x57 mm, rc, 2 German I. Backs: Repeated inscription advertising the magazine Blick. Maker's name on AH. 1989.
Lit.: Eroticism II 11.92.
All cards show color pictures of rather naked women.
Mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - - The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thos. De La Rue & Co., Ltd.)




008939 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thos. De La Rue & Co., Ltd.) The King and Queen of Thailand at Guildhall. 2 x 52 + JJ, complete. Color line block (Ace of Spades = relief halftone, backs = photolithography), 89x58 mm, round corners, 2 English index marks. King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit in an open car in front of London Guildhall, maroon or dark-blue border. 1960.

Fournier II p. 73; Thorpe [2001] pp. 78-79.

The deck recalls the London visit of the Thai royal couple during their world tour. Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master A.G. Norman.

Minimally damaged original plastic box of the WCMPC with the arms of the Company in gilt on the lid, control ticket, mint (the blue deck still sealed).




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




200744 AAA Group Co. Ltd., Ning Bo. Bicycles. 52 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Young woman presents a bicycle. c2005.
Reproductions of posters advertising bicyles, most of them around 1900.
OBox, mint.




NETHERLANDS - NON STANDARD CARDS - Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland, Amsterdam, for Maple Leaf B.V., Amsterdam.



330500 Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland, Amsterdam, for Maple Leaf B.V., Amsterdam. Filmsterren A. Design: M. van Lee. 52 + J, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, rc, Backs: Decorative panel, blue. 1958.
Lit.: Van NSF tot SN 33A; Hogenes, Dutch Jokers, 41; Braun 496.
All cards display color photos of American and European filmstars: Gary Grant, Rita Hayworth, Sofia Loren, Pier Angeli, Anita Ekberg... The joker is Eddie Constantine. The cards were inserted in packets of chewing gum.
Faint folding mark at AC, 9C and joker, otherwise almost mint - slightly worn.




GREAT BRITAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London, for Glenalan Ltd., Glasgow.




200603 Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London, for Glenalan Ltd., Glasgow. Souvenir Playing Cards. 52 selected views of Scotland. Design: Scottish Tourist Board, British Travel and Holidays Association. 52 + JJ, compl. Relief halftone, 89x58 mm, rc, Backs: Bagpiper standing against the background of an outline map of Scotland. With the British tax wrapper (Duty Three Pence) and a detached US tax stamp 1940-1965 (cancelled by hand: TRR and 8/1/62, probably for August 1, 1962). 1962.
Lit.: Braun 1077.
All cards are illustrated with B/W photos of Scottish sights: castles, bridges, views of cities, landscapes...
OBox, mint.




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




200632 Lo Scarabeo, Torino. Golden Tarot of Klimt. Tarot Doré de Klimt. Design: Atanas A. Atanassov. 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: Picture of a woman and decorative elements in the style of the Viennese Secession. 2005.
The artist has ravishingly succeeded in capturing the opulent world of the Viennese Prince of Painters. The "Golden" in the name of the deck does not promise too little: all cards and the box are adorned with embossed golden designs which generate a truly brilliant effect.
OCase, multilingual booklet (64 pp., English, Italian, Spanish, French, German), mint.




JAPAN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto.



330463 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. Suntory Beer. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 119x57 mm, rc, Backs: Color photo of a collection of beer steins and mugs. 1971.
Lit.: Braun 877.
Color photos of natural spectacles and urban sights on all cards. The suit-signs of C are green, of S blue, D orange and H red.
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.




JAPAN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto.



330474 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. Back to Country. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 107x62 mm, rc, Backs: The door of the Country Club, brown. c1979.
Lit.: Braun 1249.
Advertising deck of the Japanese fashion monger Van Jacket Inc. All cards have white suit-signs on red (H, D) or black background (S, C). The courts display prominent persons seen through a keyhole: John F. Kennedy, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Lincoln, Mao, Marilyn Monroe, Sofia Loren, Alain Delon, Frankenstein (jokers) etc.
Min. damaged OBox, almost mint.




CHINA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Hebei Maya Poker Culture Co., Ltd.




200743 Hebei Maya Poker Culture Co., Ltd. 2nd World War. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x62 mm, rc, Backs: Celebrating crowd. c2005.
Reproductions of B/W pictures taken during WW2 from the Soviet point of view.
Min. damaged ill. OCase, mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Sallies Specialties.




380308 Sallies Specialties. Gas Shortages. Design: Sallie Chinkes. 52 + JJ + title card, complete. Screenprint, 99x57 mm, square corners, Backs: Plain grey. 1979.
Lit.: Braun 2261.
Edition of 100, signed by hand on the title card. The courts show persons more or less depending on the petroleum industry.
Mint.




SWEDEN - CUCKOO (GAME OF THE WITCH, CAMBIO, GNAV, KILLE) - AB J.O. Öberg & Son, Eskilstuna.




380464 AB J.O. Öberg & Son, Eskilstuna. Prima Camfio-Kort No. 368. 2 x 21, complete. Lith. in brown, 90x61 mm, rc, Backs: Ornamental panel, brown, on pink background. Swedish tax stamp 1872-1960, Eskilstuna, on 1. c1930.
Lit.: Braun 257; Fournier 4.

OCase, mint.




BELGIUM - PACKAGINGS - Mesmaekers & Moentach, Turnhout.


200708 Mesmaekers & Moentach, Turnhout. Wrapper for a deck "Cartes Superfines". Woodcut printed in blue, 175x147 mm. Backs: Without imprint. c1860.
2 crowned lions hold the crowned lion shield of the Netherlands. They stand on a band with the motto: "JE MAINTIENDRAI." (I shall maintain). The wrapper is signed: "M & M a T." The Mesmaekers & Moentach company was extant from 1859 till 1862.
Faint folding marks, notice handwritten in ink in the white margin ("Ordinaires n§ 98 tarotées"), very good conservation.




CHINA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Shanghai Forest Print Co., Shanghai.




200742 Shanghai Forest Print Co., Shanghai. Caricatures. No. 24. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 86x57 mm, rc, Backs: Landscape: quiet sea at sunset. c2005.
All cards show caricatures of statesmen and women from post-war times until 1993.
Min. damaged ill. 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.




   
   

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