GERMANY - PRUSSIA PATTERN - Vereinigte Altenburger & Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken, Inc., Altenburg.

310038 Vereinigte Altenburger & Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken, Inc., Altenburg. Supex Soups and Sauces. 32, complete. Color lith., 99x56 mm, rc, 4 I. on the pips. Backs: Ad, white on red background, of the producer of soup and sauce extracts Donatus Wachter & Son, Nürnberg. Maker's name & logo on 7Bells, logo on Deuce of Hearts. c1940.
Lit.: Kohlmann/Radau 35 E; Mann coll. 110 [2603/55].
Sights on the numerals.
Somewhat damaged OCase, mint.

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

330511 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV. Beautiful Girls. No. 1001. 52 + JJJ, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Masks, streamers and bottle of champagne on a tray, dark-blue. 1957.
Lit.: Braun 996; Eroticism III 11.181 A; Segeth [1986] 226.
Retouched color pictures of quite denuded ladies, some in the style of the 30s. The back is signed W.M (Willy Mayrl?).
OCase, mint.

SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Naipes Comas (N.E.G.S.A.), Barcelona.

340455 Naipes Comas (N.E.G.S.A.), Barcelona. Baraja Peplum. Design: Alfonso Ortuño Salar (born in 1942); Enrique García, Alberto Pérez. 32 + J + 4 text cards + 2 title cards, complete. Offset, 95x62 mm, rc, 2 English I. Backs: PEPLVM on marble background, blue. 2004.
Striking actors and actresses of the "peplum" film genre in more or less caricatured drawings from Theda Bara and Claudette Colbert (both as Cleopatra) over Peter Ustinov, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor to Monica Bellucci, Russel Crowe and Brad Pitt. Numbered edition of 500 decks. Not in the trade.
OCase, mint.

RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Color Printing Combine, Saint Petersburg.

380411 Color Printing Combine, Saint Petersburg. Diana. Design: B. Adshijev, E. Schiljajev. 52 + JJ (all different) + 2 EC, complete. Offset, 90x58 mm, rc, Backs: Ornamental design, brown and yellow. 1999.
Lit.: Braun/Knüpfer SP 1999/1; Eroticism IV 10.57; Lutkovskiy 4.30.
The courts show barbarian kings, sculptural beauties and athlets. The aces are ornated and the numerals decorated with half-naked women winding around tendrils.
Slightly damaged OCase, mint.

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

200615 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 4 of clubs: Fantasy. Design: Igor Karev. 32 + JJ (all different), complete. Color laser print, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: Calendar for 2006. 2005.
Color drawings of women and monsters in Gothic outfit with artistic tatoos on all cards.
OCase, mint.

ITALY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Teodomiro Dal Negro, Treviso.

320426 Teodomiro Dal Negro, Treviso. Topolino. Design: Walt Disney (1901-1966). 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 89x62 mm, rc, Backs: Ad of the magazine Topolino, white and red on blue background. Logo and tax stamp of the Italian Republic, value: 500 Lire, dated Dec. 1964, on AH. 1964.
Lit.: Braun 129.
Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge etc. on the courts. The head of a figure appears in each suit-sign of the numerals. These carry besides informations regarding the wide distribution and popularity of Topolino (the Italian Mickey Mouse).
Very faint tape marks at the backs, otherwise mint.

USA - VARIA - McLoughlin Brothers, New York.

320674 McLoughlin Brothers, New York. American Fortune Telling Cards. Madlle Lenormand's Fortune Telling Cards. 36, complete. Color lith., 77x53 mm, rc, Backs: Plain. c1900.
Lit.: Compare: Hochman III FT1 (p. 243), Jensen [Prophecy] 2.48, Cary coll. 132, Braun 1635.
Further edition of a deck from the early 19th century. All the cards are illustrated and display small scenes (people in contemporary costumes, allegories). The values on the numerals are not consecutively numbered, e.g. C: 10, 9, 8, 7, 4, 1.
Damaged OCase, sheet of rules (1 sheet, German - English, folded and small tears), mint.

BELGIUM - PACKAGINGS - Mesmaekers Frères, Turnhout.

200717 Mesmaekers Frères, Turnhout. Wrapper and banderole for a deck GREAT MOGUL. Line block in green and gilt, 160x187 mm. Backs: Without imprint. c1910.

Faint folding marks, small holes outside the picture in the corners, tiny tears, very good conservation.


200608 Maker unknown. Aotea Playing Cards. 52 + JJ, complete. Photogravure, 89x58 mm, rc, Backs: 2 Maori women standing next to the statue of a divinity (color offset). c1940.
Lit.: Cary coll. 1.
All cards reproduce B/W photos of sights.
OBox, mint.

JAPAN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Heinon Playing Card Co., Tokyo.

330430 Heinon Playing Card Co., Tokyo. British Uniforms. No. PA 802. Design: Isshu Imanishi. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 89x63 mm, rc, Backs: "The Playing Card for Men" & Heibon's trademark on dark-red background. 1967.
Lit.: Braun 81.
Drawings of British soldiers from the 17th to the 20th century on all cards.
OBox, minimal folding mark in a corner of 7S, otherwise mint.