USA - NON STANDARD CARDS - Stanley F. Hanzel Card. Co., 2721 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL.




380543 Stanley F. Hanzel Card. Co., 2721 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL. Golden Diamond Playing Cards. 52 + J + EC, complete. Color lith., 89x60 mm, rc, Backs: Ornamental panel in brown and black, in the center a diamond, blue frameline. Maker's name on AS. 1923.
Lit.: Dawson NR6 (p. 286).
Variant of the international pattern with new suit-signs: C are green clover leaves, D are orange, S blue and H red.
Min. damaged OCase, ill. order blank, mint.




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




008939 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thos. De La Rue & Co., Ltd.) The King and Queen of Thailand at Guildhall. 2 x 52 + JJ, complete. Color line block (Ace of Spades = relief halftone, backs = photolithography), 89x58 mm, round corners, 2 English index marks. King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit in an open car in front of London Guildhall, maroon or dark-blue border. 1960.

Fournier II p. 73; Thorpe [2001] pp. 78-79.

The deck recalls the London visit of the Thai royal couple during their world tour. Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master A.G. Norman.

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




BELGIUM - PACKAGINGS - Léonard Biermans, Turnhout.


200703 Léonard Biermans, Turnhout. Wrapper with reddish brown banderole for a dozen decks "Cartes Superfines". Trademark: scales. Card player at the table. Lith. in red, 400x274 mm. Backs: Without imprint. c1890.

Folded, very good conservation.




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.




SPAIN - NON STANDARD CARDS - Maker unknown.




340459 Maker unknown. Vargas Pin-Ups. Design: Alberto Vargas (1896-1983). 52 + JJJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: Back view of a sitting blondie, just dressed in her jewels, in brown. 2003.
All cards are illustrated with the permissive models of the master of the pin-ups. Pirate (?) edition, not on the market, numbered.
Mint.




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




200778 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Chinese Queen. "Ace" No. 627.2. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on red background. c2005.
Imaginative representations of Chinese empresses on all cards.
OCase, mint.




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




200777 The World Paper Products & Toys Mfy. Ltd., Hong Kong. Chinese Queen. "Ace" No. 627.1. Design: Dio Art. 52 + JJ (all different), complete. Offset, 88x63 mm, rc, Backs: White trellis on red background. c2005.
Imaginative representations of Chinese empresses on all cards.
OCase, mint.




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




007527 The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Waddingtons Playing Cards). The Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher, Britain's First Woman Prime Minister. 2 x 52 + JJ, complete. Offset, 88x58 mm, round corners, gilt edge, 4 English index marks. The Prime Minister waving at the door to 10 Downing Street, blue or red border. 1979.

Thorpe [2001] p. 89.

Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company's master John K. Black. Edition of 1,200 double decks.

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




GERMANY - NON STANDARD CARDS - Bielefeld Playing Cards, Ltd., Bielefeld.



330105 Bielefeld Playing Cards, Ltd., Bielefeld. The deck of the Hamburg Football Club St. Pauli 1976/77. 32 + EC, complete. Offset, 91x59 mm, rc, Backs: Ad of the football club and of a building contractor, white on brown background. Maker's name on 7S. 1976.
Lit.: Braun/Bielefeld BI 1976/1; Braun 1762; Eroticism III 6.3.
Aces, kings, jacks, 10s and two 9s show photos of the football players, the queens are naked persons (girlfriends or wives of the soccers).
Mint.




   
   

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