The following items are a selection of what has come my way over the past two to three years.
“Altenburger Bauerntrachten” commemorating 150 years of playing cards from Altenburg, designed by Andreas Wachter, 1982.
These decks were produced in various grades for the German immigrant population and feature the German eagle and the German and American flags intertwined. There were two versions: one with German faces and one with American faces.
German-suited hunting themed deck designed by Günter Schmitz and made by VEB Altenburg, 1980.
“Leipziger Skat-Karte” depicting scenes from the Leipzig Industry and Trade Exhibition designed by Arthur Lewin, 1897.
Skat deck for Löwen Entertainment, producers of electronic gaming machines, 1986
No.4 Special Whist (American Skat) playing cards made by the Russell & Morgan Printing Company, 1889.
The North German pattern appeared in the mid-19th century, derived from the French ‘Paris’ pattern,
“Original Skatgeld der Stadt Altenburg” featuring the emergency money of 1921 designed by Otto Pech
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