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




330436 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. TV Bambi. Design: Walt Disney. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Bambi in the flowery forest with a butterfly on its tail. 1965.
Lit.: Braun 1243.
Bambi'story on H and D, plus a Mickey Mouse adventure.
OBox in the shape of a green TV, almost mint.




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



280531 Offset és Játékkártya Nyomda, Budapest, for Civertan Graphic Studio, Budapest. Hungarian Costumes in Middle Ages II. Design: Civertan Graphic Studio. SF. 32, complete. Offset, 112x72 mm, rc, 2 Hungarian I. Backs: Historical pendant in olive-green. 2001.
Courts and aces show Hungarian costumes, the numerals weapons. Edition of 1000 decks.
Mint.




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




200648 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Michel Mallard Studio. Design: Michel Mallard. 52 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Childish handwriting, 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. Courts, jokers and suit-signs have been designed by the 3 daughters of the artist (5, 5 and 3 1/2 years). Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
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.




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.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




340459 Maker unknown. Vargas Pin-Ups. Design: Alberto Vargas (1896-1983). 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Back view of a sitting blondie, just dressed in her jewels, in brown. 2003.
All cards are illustrated with the permissive models of the master of the pin-ups. Pirate (?) edition, not on the market, numbered.
Mint.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag, Nürnberg, for Reichert/Schaupp, Hanau.




200675 Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag, Nürnberg, for Reichert/Schaupp, Hanau. WM Pin-up Playing-cards. Design: Annette Reichert. 32 + EC, complete. Offset, 92x59 mm, rc, Backs: Football pitch, green. 2006.
32 countries competed for the football (soccer) world championship 2006 in Germany. All cards are illustrated with pin-ups in the style of the fifties and sixties. Each one wears on her skin or on her scanty clothing the colors of one of these nations. Numbered edition of 5.000 decks.
Mint.




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




200751 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Extinct Animals. "Ace" No. 606. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on black background. c2005.
Extinct animals, mainly birds like the dodo from Mauritius or the New Zealand moa. Skilled realistic drawings.
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.




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



330445 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. Takeda. 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: View of a pharmacy from the 16th century and name of the company, brown. Maker's name on the jokers. 1966.
Lit.: Braun 189.
Advertising deck of the Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd., a pharmaceuticals producer. Each card shows historical figures and traditional costumes in B/W from all eras and countries. S and C are blue. Edition of 3500.
OBox, mint.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Frommann & Bünte, Darmstadt (?)




320148 Frommann & Bünte, Darmstadt (?) 26/52 (the following figures are on hand in Spades: Ace, J; Hearts: K, J; Diamonds: Ace, K; Clubs: K, Q, J, plus numerals in each suit). Stencil-col. lith., 88x60 mm, square corners, Backs: Dotted wavy lines and stylized blossoms, mauve. c1880.
Each half of the courts has a different coloring. Interesting aces that show 2 scenes in the life of a famous French person, Jeanne d'Arc in S and Napoleon I in D.
Worn.




GREAT BRITAIN - INTERNATIONAL PATTERN - Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London (Thos. Forman & Sons, Printers, Nottingham.)

200605 Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., London (Thos. Forman & Sons, Printers, Nottingham.) The Cunard Steamship Company, Limited, Playing Cards. "Pneumatic" Playing Cards. Series F (Thin). 52 + J, compl. Color line block, 89x62 mm, rc, gilt edge, Backs: Ad of the shipping company with much gilt. c1925.
Lit.: Lodge D8.1.

Min. damaged OBox and damaged OWrapper, almost 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.




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




200642 Mudam Playing Cards, Luxembourg (printed by France Cartes). Be The Artists' Guest: Marianne Grisse. Design: Marianne Grisse. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 84x55 mm, rc, Backs: Drawing in red, overprinted with oblique yellow stripes, on top of it the scattered French suit-signs. 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. Deck without suit-signs. The suits are indicated by changing wood grains in the background: oak, jacaranda, mahogany and ebony. Against that background we see the white silhouettes of the figures of the Berlin pattern, yet these do not follow the traditional order: so for example is the king of hearts married with the queen of spades and the king of clubs with the queen of hearts. The jokers show the overlapping outlines of all figures against a root wood grain. Limited edition of 500 copies.
OCase, 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).




   
   

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