AUSTRIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV.



350425 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV. VIP Deck. Design: Manfred Deix (born in 1949). 24, complete. Offset, 100x63 mm, rc, 4 German I. Backs: Ad of the magazine NEWS, grey background. Maker's name on 10S, logo on 10H. 1995.
Costly caricatures with rhymes of Austrian VIP's (plus the pope) on courts, aces and 10s: Schwarzenegger, Wecker, Lauda...
Ill. OCase, mint.




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



330434 Nintendo Playing Card Co., Ltd., Kyoto. Onward. Design: Kashiyama Co. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Repeated logo "Onward", white on black background. 1965.
Lit.: Braun 186; Fournier 38.
All cards are illustrated. They display figures from everywhere in the world in the typical costume of their country.
OBox, mint.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg.



320100 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. Augustus the Strong and his Age. Design: Günter Schmitz. 32 + title card, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Court jester Fröhlich (Merry) in a baroque frame. 1985.
Lit.: Braun/DDR2 AS 1985/5.
All cards display famous persons or small popular scenes from the time of the elector of Saxony and king of Poland.
Text folder, 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.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - MAK.




380436 MAK. Betty Page II. 36 + title card + 2 ill. EC (all different), complete. Color digital printing, 71x49 mm, rc, Backs: Repeated name of the deck, white on blue background. 2005.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.65.
The master in self-marketing: tightly tied, wild, lascivious... All cards are illustrated. Numbered edition.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.




BELGIUM - NON STANDARD CARDS - Gebr. Mesmaekers N.V., Turnhout.



340016 Gebr. Mesmaekers N.V., Turnhout. Kleinwanzleben. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, rc, gilt, Backs: Ad for the seeds of the sugar beet "Kleinwanzleben", red. c1960.
Lit.: Braun 411.
Courts and jokers look like as if they had been drawn by a child.
Min. damaged OCase, slight offset of the red backs on c10 fronts (3 courts), otherwise mint.




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.




USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown, China, for 52 Plus Joker, Los Altos, CA.




200624 Maker unknown, China, for 52 Plus Joker, Los Altos, CA. Annual Deck 2005. Design: Susan Peterson. 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 87x62 mm, rc, Backs: Sitting clown and name of the association. 2005.
This is the first deck of the American collectors' association. The figures on the courts seem to stem from fairytales. Illustrated aces. Printed in an edition of 360 copies.
OCase, 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.




TAIWAN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Beautone Specialties Co., Ltd.




200769 Beautone Specialties Co., Ltd. Swimming Suit. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Bathing belle against the background of a tropical coast. Makers name on AS. c2000.
All cards are illustrated. They show young women enjoying sea and sun.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




   
   

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