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Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik

It was called "Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik" from 1945 to 1990, "Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik GmbH" from 1991 to 1995, and "Spielkartenfabrik Altenburg GmbH" from 1996 to 2000. The design of the ‘coeur’ logo, which often appeared on a pip card or box, also changed over time.

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9-11-89 passé 1990

9-11-89 passé

Caricatures of East German politicians following the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Altenburger Bauerntrachten 1982

Altenburger Bauerntrachten

“Altenburger Bauerntrachten” commemorating 150 years of playing cards from Altenburg, designed by Andreas Wachter, 1982.

Andere Zeiten - Andere Kleider 1954

Andere Zeiten - Andere Kleider

‘History of fashion’ cultural quartet game designed by Erika Werner-Nestler, 1954.

Angler Skat 1981

Angler Skat

Angler Skat manufactured by VEB Altenburg, c.1981

August der Starke 1985

August der Starke

‘August der Starke und seine Zeit’ designed by Günter Schmitz, 1985.

Baronesse Whist No.160 1900

Baronesse Whist No.160

After the Second World War, the deck continued to be produced ​​both by the VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik as “Rokoko” and by ASS-Spielkartenfabrik, Leinfelden-Echterdingen as “Baronesse”.

Berliner Originale 1986

Berliner Originale

“Berliner Originale” designed by Manfred Bofinger, 1986.

Bofinger’s Reise-Skat 1993

Bofinger’s Reise-Skat

Advertising pack for a travel company with humorous illustrations of all sorts of travellers.

Borna Skat 1990

Borna Skat

Publicity pack for the Saxon town of Borna, with designs by Andreas Wachter.

Cards on Cards (E.H. Locker) 1982

Cards on Cards (E.H. Locker)

Artist Edward Locker’s view of London life in 1799, using every card in the pack as part of the picture.

Chérie 1965


Chérie No 7022 designed by Hans & Louise Neupert, nice vibrant artwork, swinging 60s

Deutfracht Seereederei Rostock II 1988

Deutfracht Seereederei Rostock II

Maritime deck designed by Klaus Ensikat for Deutsche Seereederei Rostock, GDR.

Deutsche Dampflokomotiven 1994

Deutsche Dampflokomotiven

German steam locomotives from the period 1892 to 1950.

Deutsche Reichsbahn 1989

Deutsche Reichsbahn

Deutsche Reichsbahn (German Railways) deck designed by Peter Becker, 1989

Dresdner Originale 1989

Dresdner Originale

‘Dresdner Originale with scenes of Dresden, designed by Günter Schmitz, 1989.

DSA Textil Berlin 1970

DSA Textil Berlin

Felix-Karte pack for Erste Deutsche Sack-Centrale / DSA Textil Berlin manufactured by VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, c.1970.

Folklore 1982


“Folklore” by Altenburger Spielkarten Fabrik, c.1982

German Saxon Pattern 1832

German Saxon Pattern

The German Saxon Pattern or “Schwerdter Karte”.

Geschichte des Buchgewerbes 1989

Geschichte des Buchgewerbes

Geschichte des Buchgewerbes illustrated by Ludwig Winkler, published by Verlag für Lehrmittel Pößneck.

Geschichte des Motorrades 1989

Geschichte des Motorrades

History of Motorcycles quartet published by Verlag für Lehrmittel Pößneck, 1989.