GREAT BRITAIN - - The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Waddington?s Playing Cards).




008937 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Waddington?s Playing Cards). American Independence Bicentenary. 2 x 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, round corners, 2 English index marks. In an oval enhanced with gilt, a continental and a British infantryman, between them the Liberty Tree and above them their respective flags, red or blue border. 1975.

Thorpe [2001] pp. 86-87.

Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master W. E. Tucker. Limited edition of 1,250 packs.

Slightly damaged original plastic box of the WCMPC with the arms of the Company in gilt on the lid, leaflet, mint (the blue deck still sealed).




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




380142 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. Unified Furniture Industry. Design: Werner-Hans Schlegel. 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x57 mm, rc, Backs: Repeated logo in brown on yellow background. 1968.
Lit.: Braun/DDR AS 1968/2; Braun 143.
All cards show pieces of furniture or marquetry.
Mint.




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




200762 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Native. "Ace" No. 622. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on green background. c2005.
Young women and men in the style of North American Indians.
OCase, mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - - The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Special Design Products, Leeds).




008212 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Special Design Products, Leeds). Tri-Centenary BEVIS MARKS SYNAGOGUE. 2 x 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 89x58 mm, round corners, gilt edge, 4 Englsih index marks. Panel on the wall of the synagogue, caption on blue, or red background. 2001.

Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master Yasha Beresiner. Edition of 400 double decks.

Original leatherette box, red, with the arms of the Company in gilt on the lid, leaflet, the red deck still sealed, the blue one almost mint.




FRANCE - NON STANDARD CARDS - Editions Face&Dos, Paris.




380284 Editions Face&Dos, Paris. BB Coyotte. Design: BB Coyotte (Bruno Belland). 32 + 2 EC, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, rc, Backs: Portray of a young punk, in color. 2006.
Bruno Belland (BB Coyotte) is an artist of the rock and its various tribes: punk, metal, gothic... All cards are illustrated. Limited edition of 500 decks.
Min. damaged OCase, mint.




NETHERLANDS - NON STANDARD CARDS - Carta Mundi, Turnhout (?), for Oog & Blik / De Harmonie, Amsterdam.




380376 Carta Mundi, Turnhout (?), for Oog & Blik / De Harmonie, Amsterdam. Krolse Katten Kaarten (Hot Cats Cards). Design: Joost Swarte. 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 87x56 mm, rc, Backs: Panel with a décor of tiles showing cats, red and yellow. 1995.
Lit.: Eroticism III 3.48.
Aces, courts and jokers display anthropomorphized cats exercising diverse variations of intercourse.
OCase, mint.




USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Carta Mundi, Turnhout, for Aristoplay, Ltd., Ann Arbor, MI.



330557 Carta Mundi, Turnhout, for Aristoplay, Ltd., Ann Arbor, MI. Artdeck. Design: Harlin Quist. 52 + JJ + EC, complete. Offset, 100x65 mm, rc, Backs: Name of the deck between multicolored stripes. 1985.
Quality reproductions of paintings by famous artists (Renoir, Seurat, Cézanne, Braque, Kandinsky, Miro...) on all cards.
OCase, booklet, mint.




GREAT BRITAIN - - The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thos. De La Rue & Co., Ltd.)




008750 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thos. De La Rue & Co., Ltd.) The Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Churchill. 52 + JJ + blank card, complete. Color line block (Ace of Spades = relief halftone, backs = photolith.), 89x58 mm, round corners, 2 English index marks. Portray of the Prime Minister, in the background the Houses of Parliament, red border. 1955.

Fournier I p. 233; Thorpe [2001] p. 77.

Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master James Dupree.

With the original slightly damaged tax wrapper and the De La Rue poster stamp, mint.




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




200602 Heraclio Fournier S.A., Vitoria. American Civil War. Design: Teodoro N. Miciano. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, gilt, Backs: The eagle of the USA, yellow on red background. Maker's name and Spanish export tax stamp on 4C (1940-1964: TIMBRE SOBRE NAIPES - ESPAÑA, EXPORTACION below). 1961.
Lit.: Asescoin 300; Braun 667; Fournier 780.
The courts display portrays of generals and statesmen of the Union or of the Confederation, the aces are illustrated with battle scenes and the 4s with weapons.
Mint.




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



350426 Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna XIV. Politicians Deck. Design: Manfred Deix (born in 1949). 24 + EC, complete. Offset, 100x63 mm, rc, 4 German I. Backs: Ad of the magazine NEWS, grey background. Maker's name & logo on 10H. 1995.
Caricatures with rhymes of Austrian politicians on courts and aces.
Ill. OCase, mint.




   
   

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