Seefahrers II

‘Seefahrers’ designed by Klaus Ensikat for Deutsche Seereederei Rostock, GDR, c.1988

‘Seefahrers’ produced for VEB Deutsche Seereederei Rostock.

Deutsche Seereederei Rostock was a state-owned shipping company in the GDR from 1952 to 1974, then it was re-classified. This promotional deck was brilliantly designed by Klaus Ensikat to reflect the company’s global outreach. Legendary characters on the court cards include The Flying Dutchman, Lord Nelson, Sir Francis Drake, Sinbad the Sailor and Captain Nemo. The aces are sea monsters. Boats from around the world are featured on the pip cards.

You will probably need a magnifying glass to read the captions which are squeezed into the narrow borders on each card.

Kapitän Nemo
Hafendirne
Lord Nelson
‘Seefahrers’ produced for VEB Deutsche Seereederei Rostock, c.1988
Der Fliegender Holländer
Die Hexe Loreley
Krusenstern
‘Seefahrers’ produced for VEB Deutsche Seereederei Rostock, c.1988
Klaus Störtebeker
Die Kleine Seejungfrau
Der Seefahrer Prinz Heinrich
‘Seefahrers’ produced for VEB Deutsche Seereederei Rostock, c.1988
Sindbad
Fischer Mädchen
Sir Francis Drake
‘Seefahrers’ produced for VEB Deutsche Seereederei Rostock, c.1988
See Pferd
See Schlange
Sirene
Riesen Kraken
‘Seefahrers’ produced for VEB Deutsche Seereederei Rostock, c.1988 ‘Seefahrers’ produced for VEB Deutsche Seereederei Rostock, c.1988

Above: ‘Seefahrers II’ designed by Klaus Ensikat and produced for VEB Deutsche Seereederei Rostock, c.1988. Double-ended version in double box in plastic case, each deck has 52 cards + 3 jokers. Manufactured by AS of East Germany.

Last Updated December 07, 2020 at 08:14pm

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