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Published February 13, 2023 Updated February 13, 2023

52 Transformierte Spielkarten

Modern transformation pack including some saucy images created by Siegfried Heilmeier.

1989 Germany Siegfried Heilmeier Transformation Add to Collection

German artist Siegfried Heilmeier has created many packs over the years including more than one transformation pack. This one has mainly contemporary scenes (occasionally saucy) with added colour (red, blue, yellow, green) on the court cards. The artist’s name appears on the title card, the Ace of Spades and the 7 of Diamonds (which also includes the names of several real playing-card collectors). There are four Jokers, one for each suit-sign. The cards have square corners, German indices, and the backs are blank. This was a limited and numbered edition of 110 packs.

52 Transformierte Spielkarten designed and produced by Siegfried Heilmeier, Munich, Germany, 1989 52 Transformierte Spielkarten designed and produced by Siegfried Heilmeier, Munich, Germany, 1989 52 Transformierte Spielkarten designed and produced by Siegfried Heilmeier, Munich, Germany, 1989

Above: 52 Transformierte Spielkarten designed and produced by Siegfried Heilmeier, Munich, Germany, 1989. 52 cards + 4 different Jokers + 1 title card in drop-lid-box. Size: 62 x 102 mm.

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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