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




200759 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Sky Spirit. "Ace" No. 616. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on green background. c2005.
Impressive representations of European birds in their natural environment.
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.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Heraclio Fournier S.A., Vitoria.




380499 Heraclio Fournier S.A., Vitoria. Baraja Iberoamericana. Reedición Cincuentenario. Design: Luis Palao. 40, complete. Offset, 95x61 mm, rc, Backs: Crowned double-headed eagle with the Spanish coat of arms, brown. Maker's name & Spanish tax stamp (1955-1979) on 5 of Swords. 1979.
Lit.: Asescoin 31; Denning coll. B052; Fournier 915; Braun 2302.
Reprint of the deck from 1929 on the occasion of the Spanish-American exhibitions in Sevilla and Barcelona reminding of the conquest of the New World.
OBox, descriptive leaflet, 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.




FRANCE - VARIA - Maker unknown.



320307 Maker unknown. Design: Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux. 6 courts & 12 numerals, cut vertically into halves (that belong together). Stencil-col. line block, c81x53 mm, square corners, Mention of the 1813 tax law on JC (1813-1816). Eagle watermark on all cards. 1813-1816.
Lit.: D'Allemagne I p. 150; Depaulis [Révolution] 68; Mann coll. 131A.
Each half of our cards has on its back the following imprint in a frame of typographical elements: "Bon pour une Journée [Good for one day]. MILA." Workdays are meant here, i.e. our cards are vouchers for day labourers, issues by a certain Mila, possibly the director of a domain. According to our sources, the cards come from the south-west of France, probably from the region of Montauban (near Toulouse). They display the French national pattern. The courts are KD, QC (2x), QH, JH and JC.
Slightly worn.




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.




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




200755 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Sailing II. "Ace" No. 611. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on blue background. c2005.
Other contemporary painters are represented here: Geoff Hunt, Mark R. Myers, Martin C. Heere... The latter does not show sailing ships on the diamonds, but freight steamers.
OCase, mint.




AUSTRIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Edelbacher Druck for Edition Hilger, Vienna.



340368 Edelbacher Druck for Edition Hilger, Vienna. Das Spiel und der Maler (The Game and the Painter). Design: Josef Bramer (born in 1948). 2 x 52 + JJJ + EC, complete. Offset, 92x60 mm, rc, 4 English I. Backs: Repeated quadrant, green or mauve. Maker's name (Hilger) on AH, logo (Edelbacher Spielkarten) on AS. 1989.
Lit.: Altfahrt in Talon 12 (2003), p. 29.
The K are older men representing the material present (prosperity, game of chance...), the Q symbolize the seasons and the J the art and the nature.
OBox, mint.




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




200625 Lo Scarabeo, Torino. Bruegel Tarot. Design: Guido Zibordi Marchesi (editor: Pietro Alligo). 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: Dancing couple, grey. 2004.
Accomplished pictures that interpret in a sensitive way the paintings of Peter Bruegel the Older. Each card illustrates a popular saying or a well-known allegory. The suits are dedicated to the seasons: swords = spring, batons = summer, coins = autumn and cups = winter. A true success.
OCase, multilingual booklet (64 pp., English, Italian, Spanish, French, German), 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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