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Published February 14, 2021 Updated July 13, 2022

Gulliver im Land der Zwerge

Gulliver in the Land of Dwarfs quartet published by Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pößneck.

1979 Germany Verlag für Lehrmittel Literature Card Games Add to Collection

Gulliver in the Land of Dwarfs educational quartet game published by Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pößneck, based on the literary work by Jonathan Swift, with illustrations by Hans Baltzer, text by Horst Roatsch. See the Info cards

Gulliver im Land der Zwerge, Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pößneck, 1979 Gulliver im Land der Zwerge, Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pößneck, 1979 Gulliver im Land der Zwerge, Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pößneck, 1979 Gulliver im Land der Zwerge, Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pößneck, 1979
Gulliver im Land der Zwerge, Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pößneck, 1979

Above: Gulliver im Land der Zwerge (Gulliver in the Land of Dwarfs) quartet game published by Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pößneck, 1979, 1985. 32 cards + 3 extra cards in box, backs have geometric pattern of lilies.

Verlag für Lehrmittel Pößneck was founded in 1947 and produces a range of teaching aids.

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By Rex Pitts (1940-2021)

Member since January 30, 2009

Rex's main interest was in card games, because, he said, they were cheap and easy to get hold of in his early days of collecting. He is well known for his extensive knowledge of Pepys games and his book is on the bookshelves of many.

His other interest was non-standard playing cards. He also had collections of sheet music, music CDs, models of London buses, London Transport timetables and maps and other objects that intrigued him.

Rex had a chequered career at school. He was expelled twice, on one occasion for smoking! Despite this he trained as a radio engineer and worked for the BBC in the World Service.

Later he moved into sales and worked for a firm that made all kinds of packaging, a job he enjoyed until his retirement. He became an expert on boxes and would always investigate those that held his cards. He could always recognize a box made for Pepys, which were the same as those of Alf Cooke’s Universal Playing Card Company, who printed the card games. This interest changed into an ability to make and mend boxes, which he did with great dexterity. He loved this kind of handicraft work.

His dexterity of hand and eye soon led to his making card games of his own design. He spent hours and hours carefully cutting them out and colouring them by hand.


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