|10394E. Spain Basque Tambourine Playing Cards by Castuera 1981 Ref: 10394|
Spain Castuera M I (designer) Naipe Tamborrada Spanish style 39 of 40 cards (1 to 7 10 to 12 - lacks 12 of arrows) plus two title cards. Produced by the Caja de Ahorros Provincial de Guipuzcoa (Basque Province) published by LG Castuera dated 1981 on original box. CAP Coat of Arms mirror image reverse. Non standard suit signs to depict the instruments and personalities of the Tambourine Festival with drums, barrels, spoons and arrows as the four suit signs. Text explaining the cards on extra cards in Spanish and Basque local language. All 54 playing cards with nude and semi nude models named along the edge. Some wearing Excellent condition as new.
|10847E. Germany Altenburg Adler-Cego 54 Blatt Playing Cards 1990 Ref: 10847|
Germany Altenburg-Stralsunder Adler-Cego Nr 99 Playing Cards 1990 Spielkarten 54 Blatt Complete deck contains 21 Tarot cards beautifully illustrated with Magician on 1 and different animals on each card and with large numerals; 32 playing cards, standards French suits, number cards without indices and 4 Royal cards per suit; and Mandolin playing Fool or Joker plus 2 blank cards. Clubs/Spades number cards range 10-7; Diamonds/Hearts (Ace)1-4. All court cards illustrated. Thatch patterned bleeding reverse, black and white. Original box, as new. 62mm x 110mm. As new.
|10846x. Italy Mesenghini Carte Piacentine 2000 Ref: 10846|
Italy Mesenghini Bergamo Carte Piacentine N. 21 complete 40 cards Spanish suitsigns of Coins, Swords, Battons and Chalices. Eagle on Ace of Coins with central rubber stamp 'Carte per L'Estero' (for export). 52mm x 94mm in original box mint condition as new. Patterned back with Modiano name mirrored.
|10844E. Italy Masenghini Carte Siciliane 2000 Ref: 10844|
Italy Masenghini Bergamo Carte da Gioco Siciliane (Sicily) complete 40 cards with Spanish suits of Swords, Coins, Chalices & Battons. Cupid on Ace of Swords; Ace of Coins states 'Carte per L'Estero (for wxport), 52mm x 87mm. In original box as new. Mint condition. Patterned back.
|10850E. Japan Hyakunin Isshu Poets' Game 200 playing cards 1999 Ref: 10850|
Japan Ogura Hyakunin Isshu complete 200/200 cards 52mm x 74mm each divided into 100 illustrated cards and 100 text only cards. This is a traditional and classical Japanese card game. Hyakunin isshu can be translated as "one hundred people, one poem <Actinic:Variable Name = 'each'/>". Each card has a beautiful illustration of the poet and the Japanese text of his poem. The game is played by identifying the poet and matching him to his other poems. With 30 page rule booklet in Japanese text. Original box the whole 165mm 124mm x 65mm. Perfect mint condition boxed lightly soiled at base.