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

380069 VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Altenburg. La Belle Alliance - The nice alliance - Souvenir of the big Battle of the Nations near Leipzig on October 16, 17, 18 & 19, 1813. 36 + 4 EC, complete. Offset, 102x63 mm, square corners, Backs: Trellis with flowers, red. 1988.
Lit.: Braun/DDR AS 1988/7.
Reprint of a deck by the Leipzig manufacturer Carl Heinrich Zoelcke (c1820).
OCase, folder of explanations, mint.

FRANCE - NON STANDARD CARDS - B.P. Grimaud (France Cartes), Paris.

380259 B.P. Grimaud (France Cartes), Paris. Grand Prix Grimaud 1974. Design: Tuan. 52 + JJ (all different) + 1 EC, complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Stylized figure, mauve on silvered background. Maker's name on AC. 1975.
Lit.: Braun 1311; Graak [1985] pp. 140-141.
Strongly simplified figures in loud colors.
OCase, mint.


200665 Helium, Saratov. Cards for little girls. 36, complete. Offset, 74x49 mm, rc, Backs: Sitting girl with teddy and picture book, in bluish tints. 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 7.11.
The little girls grow up following the value of the cards from the 6s to the aces and their occupations change accordingly. The boys as jacks and kings are in the suiting age. Nice drawings in pop pastel colors.
OCase, mint.

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.


200627 Lo Scarabeo, Torino. Dante Tarot. Tarot de Dante. Design: Andrea Serio (editor: Giordano Berti). 78 + title card + EC, complete. Offset, 120x66 mm, rc, Backs: City wall, horse and stylized plants in blue tints. 2001.
The trumps represent concepts explained by Dante in Il Convivio (The Banquet), while the suits have been replaced by new symbols which illustrate the poet's life and his journey into the next world (La Divina Commedia): bricks = the man Dante (batons), flames = the hell (swords), clouds = the purgatory (coins) and lights = the paradise (cups).
OCase, instructions (German), mint.


340059 B. Dondorf GmbH, Frankfurt/M. Playing Card for Children. No. 1320. 52, complete. Chromolith., 35x23 mm, square corners, Backs: Plain light-blue. c1910.
Lit.: Braun/Dondorf 1913/3; Braun 1515; Cary coll. 25.
Miniature cards.
OSlipcase, 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.

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

200681 Alexander Lutkovskiy (publisher), Novosibirsk. Rare Russian Cards. 10 of acorns: Americans in Russian Bath-house. Design: Ekaterina Stupakova. 36 + JJ (all different) + EC, complete. Color digital printing, 90x60 mm, rc, Backs: Long-haired woman lashes a lying man with foliage (color picture). 2006.
Lit.: Lutkovskiy 4.127.
E. Stupakova has created courts, aces and jokers. The numerals are illustrated with color photos of an assiduous bathing belle.
Min. 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.

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.