FRANCE - NON STANDARD CARDS - Carta Mundi, Turnhout, for Editions Face&Dos, Paris.




800036 Carta Mundi, Turnhout, for Editions Face&Dos, Paris. Modern Pin-Up. Design: Virginie Notte. 52 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Young woman with suspenders sits on dice, in the background flames, in grey and pink (drawing by Laura Satana). 2004.
Lit.: Eroticism VI 11.691.
Young modern women recreate the pin-up style of the fifties. Color photos full of atmosphere on all cards. Edition of 2000 decks.
OCase, mint.




NETHERLANDS - NON STANDARD CARDS - Cerberus, Breda.




200655 Cerberus, Breda. Theater of Pain. Design: Cerberus (Colin Peters). 52 + JJ (all different) + 2 text cards, compl. Offset, 105x65 mm, rc, Backs: Trellis made of flowers and skulls, B/W on light-grey background. 2005.
The courts display protagonists of the first (1994-1996) and of the second (1999-2002) Chechen wars, e.g. Boris Jeltsin (KH), Vladimir Putin (KD), Aslan Maschadov (KC, president of Chechnya)... Except for QD, the Q are allegories (soldier's mother, black widow...) AH and AS are illustrated, one of the jokers portrays the artist himself. The deck was printed after linocuts in an edition of 1000 (B/W and brown for H and D, B/W and grey for S and C). Our copies are signed by hand by the artist.
OBox, mint.




GERMANY - SAXONY PATTERN - VASS, Leinfelden.



310058 VASS, Leinfelden. 150 Years of Skat 1818-1968. 32 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 99x55 mm, rc, 4 I. on the pips. Backs: 4 rectangles with stylized cornflowers. Maker's name on Deuce of Acorns, trademark on Deuce & 7 of Hearts. 1968.
Lit.: Mann coll. 106.
Special edition commemorating the first mention of the game of Skat in the newspaper "Osterländische Blätter" in 1818.
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.




FRANCE - NON STANDARD CARDS - Editions Face&Dos, Paris.




380283 Editions Face&Dos, Paris. Chaos, Poch, Rock & HNT. 32 + 2 EC, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, rc, Backs: Panel with a regular pattern of circles and triangles, in BW. 2005.
The post-graffiti artists Chaos, Poch, Rock and HNT wish to model the urban landscape with their pictures and logos. Here a selection of their works (the numerals are, instead of 7-10, 7, 8, 9 and 13).
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




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.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




200671 Maker unknown. Sexy Pin-Ups. 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Back view of a bathing tattooed nude, halfway into the water, in bluish tints. 2006.
All cards are illustrated with provocative and sometimes eccentric beauties (Betty Page is represented here more than once). Numbered edition of 500 decks.
Mint.




ITALY - NON STANDARD CARDS - La Milano, Milano, for CGIL Milano.




380344 La Milano, Milano, for CGIL Milano. Carte da collezione. Design: Roberto Casiraghi. 40, complete. Offset, 91x51 mm, rc, Backs: Panel featuring a baroque design in B/W, in the middle CGIL Milano. c1985.
Advertising deck of the Italian Federation of Labor Unions (Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro). The K are employers, Q and J working persons. Illustrated aces.
Slightly damaged 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.




   
   

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