The Birkel company has produced several promotional “Schwarzer Peter” packs over the years and this one is themed on the circus.
Black Peter card deck for children printed in Riga during World War II, believed to have been designed by a Latvian artist.
‘Pekka’, an additional card in the set, is an ethically-incorrect golly look-alike card, embodying the caricature of foreign heritage without a status or family structure. In other countries the game is often known as ‘Old Maid’, ‘Black Peter’, ‘Petter-spel’ or ‘Schwarzer Peter’.
Art Deco style “Schwarzer Peter” card game published by Vereinigte Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkarten-Fabriken A.G., Stuttgart.
Schwarzer Peter the Forest and its People, illustrated by Liesel Lauterborn, 1955.
Humorous dog-themed Black Peter game illustrated by Willy Mayrl, c.1960.
Schwarzer Peter no.964 published by Josef Hohlweg, Vienna, early 20th century.
“Schwarzer Peter Quartett” game published by VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik with cartoons by Wilhelm Busch.
Walt Disney “Schwarzer Peter” game published by Vereinigte Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkarten-Fabriken A.G.
Wie Wird das Wetter, a Black Peter game about the weather created by Gunter Eckhardt, published by Rudolf Forkel,1952.