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




380062 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. Peasant Wars. Design: Hannelore Heise. 32 + EC, complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: View of the memorial of the Peasant Wars in Bad Frankenhausen, a flag on top of it, green background. 1979.
Lit.: Braun/DDR AS 1979/1; Weise [1986] 236.
Arms of 4 different towns on the deuces, persons from diverse classes or professions from the time of the Peasant Wars (1524-25) on the courts and small city views or country life scenes on the pips.
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 - The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong.




200758 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Airfight in WWII A. "Ace" No. 615. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on blue background. c2005.
Spectacular pictures of aerial battles during WW2.
OCase, 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.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Alexei Orleansky, Rybinsk.




200669 Alexei Orleansky, Rybinsk. Dead Souls. Design: Peter Boklevskiy (1816-1897). 36 + JJ (all different) + title card + EC, complete. Color digital printing, 90x56 mm, rc, Backs: Portray of N. Gogol (after the painting by F.A. Möller) in a flowery frame, black on yellow background. 2006.
The artist P. Boklevskiy has painted the figures of Gogol's novel "The dead souls". Some of them are reproduced on the courts. Special AS.
Min. damaged 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.




BELGIUM - INVOICES, LETTERS, POST CARDS, SHARES - Brepols & Dierckx Zoon, Turnhout.


200702 Brepols & Dierckx Zoon, Turnhout. Invoice with ill. letterhead, dated April 13, 1906. Line block, 288x209 mm. 1906.
View of the factory plants.
2 faint folding marks, 5 small staple holes in the left border, very good conservation.




RUSSIA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




1436 Maker unknown. Pin-up Collection No. 3. Earl Moran. Design: Earl Moran (1893 - 1984). 36 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 89x59 mm, rc, Backs: B/W drawing of a young woman in bikini against the background of repeated "PIN-UP". 2004.
Lit.: Eroticism VI 10.73.
All cards show reproductions of gouaches from the 40ies and the 50ies by one of the great masters of pin-ups. Numbered edition.
OCase, mint.




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



200748 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Old Train. "Ace" No. 603. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on black background. c2005.
Steaming locomotives of all kinds in wide landscapes. Fine pictures.
OCase, 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.




   
   

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