10-30-2005 10-30-2005
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2300 Boston
October 30, 2005 11:00 AMCalender

German and Austrian Standard Decks

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2300 Location: Boston Date / Time: October 30, 2005 11:00AM


German and Austrian Standard Decks, group of ten assorted sets: first, I.E. Backofen, 1930 copy? of 1813 hand colored illustrations, trappola set, maker's mark on the two of acorns and date on two of spades, 32 cards; second, Peter Schwarzer, undated, illustrations depicting men and women in ethnic dress of Europe, Africa, and Asia, each card numbered with ordinal number of 1 through 12 and no court cards, 50 cards including two jokers, in original box (wear to box); third, Ferd. Piatnik & Sohne, c.1900, Zifferin-Karten, maker's mark on 15 and 16 cards, TS on 15 and 20 cards, 24 cards in paper wrapper; fourth, Stralsund Apielkarten, A.G., 1926, maker's mark on back of each card, keglerheim, two sets of glossy tinted cards each numbered 1 through 12, in original box with instructions, 24 cards complete; fifth, Werschen Weissenfelser Braunkohlen, A.G. possibly 1937, Bergbau Karte, TS on four of hearts, German suits, U, O and K cards depicting German historical figures, in original box, 32 cards complete; sixth, Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkarten, undated, consisting of ordinally numbered cards and court cards, German suits, 32 cards complete; seventh, B. Dandorf, undated, TS on two of hearts, Germand suits, illustrated with whimsical and folklorish figures, 32 cards; eighth, Dandorf, modern, German suits with ordinally numbered cards, court figures and a X card for each suit; TS on two of hearts, 35 cards; ninth, Konrad Gegel, Nurmberg, undated, German suits with court cards and cards with Roman numerals VI through X, 36 cards, tenth, Hausermann, undated, possibly c. 1930, manufactured in Austria, related in the United States by Charles L. King, New York, cards have aluminum natural finish, deck as two kings of hearts and is lacking a queen of clubs, in original box and paper wrapping, 52 cards plus a joker, (overall very good to excellent).
Estimate $500-700


Peter Schwarzer, Dandorf, Austria, United States, Charles L. King, joker , Konrad Gegel