RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Alexei Orleansky, Rybinsk.




200668 Alexei Orleansky, Rybinsk. Russian Emperors. Design: Alexei Orleansky. 36 + JJJ (all different) + title card, complete. Color digital printing, 90x56 mm, rc, Backs: Crowned Russian double-headed eagle, adorned background, blue. 2006.
Fine portrays of tsars, tsarinas and tsarevitchs on the courts. The aces are illustrated and the jokers show jesters, e.g. the nobleman Ivan Balakirev, jester at the court of Peter the Great.
Min. damaged OCase, 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.




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




200747 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Nature. "Ace" No. 602. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on black background. c2005.
Detailed realistic pictures of a wonderful nature of the Western European type with various birds, badger, fox, mice...
OCase, mint.




NEW ZEALAND - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




200608 Maker unknown. Aotea Playing Cards. 52 + JJ, complete. Photogravure, 89x58 mm, rc, Backs: 2 Maori women standing next to the statue of a divinity (color offset). c1940.
Lit.: Cary coll. 1.
All cards reproduce B/W photos of sights.
OBox, mint.




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




200643 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Ott + Stein. Design: Ott + Stein. 52 + JJJ (2 different ones), complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Name of the museum, light-brown 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. Typographical deck. The ranks are marked by colored letters or cyphers. They are inside a rectangle of always the same size, which is held in various colors, just like the background made of 4 tiles common to all cards. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, mint.




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.




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.




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



330462 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. Nissan Palsus. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 87x61 mm, rc, Backs: Standing crusaders with chain-mail coat, shield and lance. Maker's name & logo on AS. 1971.
Lit.: Braun 768.
Inside a suit, the illustrations on K, Q and J are identical. They show medieval figures holding in one half of the cards a French suit-sign, in the other half a Spanish one. Spades/Swords have a knight in armour, Clubs/Clubs a squire, Diamonds/Coins a merchant and Hearts/Cups the lady of the castle. The joker is a court jester playing the lute. Edition of 2,250.
OBox, mint.




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




200682 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. Unter of acorns: Four Colours of Skin. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJ (all different), complete. Color digital printing, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: B/W photos of 4 naked bodies. 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.128.
Courts, aces and jokers are from the hand of E. Stupakova. The 4 colors of skin mean an European blonde of the 18th century, a North American Indian woman, an African black girl and a geisha. The pips are illustrated with color photos of women of different origins, mainly with their legs apart.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




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




380422 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. Queen of Hearts: Night Playing Cards. Design: Alexandra Rautkina. 36, complete. Color digital printing, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Without imprint, white. 2004.
Lit.: Eroticism VI 7.52; Lutkovskiy 4.15.
Grey figures of the night on all cards.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




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




380150 Bielefeld Playing Cards, Ltd., Bielefeld. Der Abend (The Evening). Design: Aribert Nesslinger. 32 + EC, complete. Offset, 91x59 mm, rc, Backs: Text ad in white on red background for "The independant midday newspaper in Berlin". Logo (no. 6) on AH. 1978.
Lit.: Braun/Bielefeld BI 1978/1; Braun 1940; Kohlmann [1984] 72.
Caricatures of a judge, a policeman etc. on the kings, of a housewife, a vamp etc. on the queens and of snotty-nosed brats on the jacks.
Mint.




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




200644 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Donuts. Design: Donuts. 52 + JJ (all different) + 1 EC, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Panel with a regular pattern of concentric circles in varying colors. 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 Belgian group of artists replaces the French suit-signs by donuts of various flavours (and colors). The courts show color photos of the artists holding 1, 2 or 3 donuts before their face. Limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, mint.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Entertaining Gazette, Novosibirsk.




380453 Entertaining Gazette, Novosibirsk. Caricatures and differences. Design: After an idea of Alexander Lutkovskiy. 36 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 90x59 mm, rc, Backs: Double-headed eagle, playing-cards and name of the magazine. 2004.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.8; Eroticism VI 4.80.
The 38 caricatures of the deck have been published in various issues of the weekly magazine in 1998-1999 and come "from all parts of the former USSR". In order to make a deck they have been cut off and supplied with a back. Each half of the cards shows 7 differences to its counterpart.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




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




200777 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Chinese Queen. "Ace" No. 627.1. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on red background. c2005.
Imaginative representations of Chinese empresses on all cards.
OCase, mint.




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.




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




200650 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: RectoVerso Playing Cards. VidaleGloesener. Design: Vidale & Gloesener. 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Deck of cards. 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. Stylized figures in light mauve on dark mauve background or, on the other side, in light orange on orange background. Although the values have been shifted, it is easy to remind that the orange jack of clubs and the mauve king of diamonds go together. This is maybe what the sentence on the EC means: "To see or not to see, that is the key to winning" or "Voir ou ne pas voir, tel est le secret de la victoire". Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
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.




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.




CHINA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




200770 Maker unknown. SX-9988. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Bathing young woman in bikini standing in an oval with ornated frame, in grey. c2000.
Once again are all cards illustrated with sun and sea. The pictures are identical in spades and clubs as well as in hearts and diamonds.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




   
   

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