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




200731 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. King of acorns: Love! Not War! Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJJJ (all different), complete. Color digital printing, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: 2 military persons, a German and a Russian, in boots and topless. 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.131.
Aces and courts reflect upon the conflict between Germany (black suits) and the Soviet Union (red suits) during WW2. The aces show war decorations of both countries. The halves of the courts display the enemies, first taking each other prisoner and finally fraternizing. The numerals reproduce artistic photos of naked persons and of naturist exercises in the open air.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Karl Weberpals, Planegg (diffusion).




340155 Karl Weberpals, Planegg (diffusion). The Gravedigger's Deck. Design: Martin Wolke, Kiel (born in 1971). 36 + title card, complete. Hand-col. xerocopies, 90x57 mm, square corners, 1 German I. Backs: Without imprint, white. 1991.
All cards display pictures of a gravedigger with top-hat in his professional and private activities. The deck was published in an edition of 200 copies, signed and numbered by the artist's hand on the title card.
Mint.




FRANCE - NON STANDARD CARDS - Philibert, Paris.




380270 Philibert, Paris. Sourires de France (Smiles from France). 32, complete. Offset, 85x55 mm, rc, Backs: Red ornated grille on white background. 1959.
Lit.: Eroticism II 11.74; Braun 96.
Each of the 32 color photos is dedicated to a French town.
OCase, mint.




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




200628 Lo Scarabeo, Torino. Giotto Tarot. Tarot de Giotto. Design: Guido Zibordi Marchesi. 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: The 3 of cups, repeated 4 times, as a medieval codex cover, in mauve tints. 2001.
The great innovator in painting has been adapted here in a successful manner to tarot symbolism.
OCase, instructions (German), mint.




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




200635 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 8 of clubs: Classic. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 32 + JJ (all different), complete. Color laser print, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Calendar for 2006. 2005.
Fine drawings of figures in medieval costumes on courts, aces and jokers. The numerals are illustrated with color photos of a merry and sometimes pensive young woman.
OCase, mint.




USA - LENORMAND - Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wisconsin.



320672 Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wisconsin. Old Gypsy Fortune Telling Cards. No. 3013. 36, complete. Color lith., 89x58 mm, rc, Backs: Decorative panel, blue. 1940.
Lit.: Comp. Hoffmann/K [1972] 58.
The cards are - in place of alchemic signs in the quotated deck - captioned and numbered in the upper left corner. They take over most of the pictures of the Lenormand deck and also introduce new ones, eg No. 36 = "The Safe".
Min. damaged OCase, folder of instructions, mint.




ITALY - NON STANDARD TAROT CARDS - Lo Scarabeo, Torino (printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout).




200631 Lo Scarabeo, Torino (printed by Carta Mundi, Turnhout). Manara. The Erotic Tarot. Tarot Erotique. Design: Milo Manara. 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: Entrepreneurial woman between 2 shy men on a park bench, in mauve. 2000.
Lit.: Eroticism IV 9.59.
Mino Manara is well-known for his audacious comic strips. The traditional suits have been replaced by the 4 elements: water (cups), earth (bells), fire (batons) and air (swords). Most cards carry corresponding signs of the zodiac and of the planets.
OCase, instructions (German), mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - - The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Waddingtons Playing Cards).




008661 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Waddingtons Playing Cards). Investiture of H.R.H. Prince Charles as Prince of Wales - 1st July 1969. 2 x 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 89x58 mm, round corners, gilt edge, 2 English index marks. Color photo of the scene of investiture at Caernavon Castle between arms and stylised foliage, reddish brown or dark-blue. 1969.

Thorpe [2001] p. 82.

Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master A.L. Morrish.

Somewhat damaged original cardboard case and plastic box, mint (the blue deck still sealed).




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.




GERMANY - PRINTS - Edition Huber & Herpel, Offenbach/Main.




380235 Edition Huber & Herpel, Offenbach/Main. Seven Playing Card Sheets by Deporre. Design: Introduction by Charles Pry, Brussels. 7 sheets, complete. Woodcut, 429x368 mm, square corners. Backs: Plain white. c1970.
Printed from the original woodblocks of the Gent cardmaker Jacques Pierre Deporre (1773-1848) in an edition of 100 numbered copies.
In original portfolio, almost as new.




   
   

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