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Bau-Skat playing cards

Published November 21, 2022 Updated November 21, 2022

Comic illustrations of people working in the building trade.

2005 Germany Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag Humour Trades & Professions Skat Add to Collection

A pack for the game of Skat with double-ended courts and Aces featuring comic illustrations of men and women working in the building and construction industry. The manufacturer’s name, logo, and website address appear on the Jack of Clubs. The back design on this pack is neutral (a brick wall) but the pack was probably made available for different building companies to have their own publicity on the reverse instead of this back design. See the title card & rules

Bau-Skat by Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag GmbH, Germany, 2005 Bau-Skat by Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag GmbH, Germany, 2005
Bau-Skat by Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag GmbH, Germany, 2005

Above: Bau-Skat made and published by Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag GmbH, Fürth-Dambach, Germany, 2005. 32 cards + title card (with the rules of Skat in German on the reverse) in clear plastic box. Size: 59.5 x 92 mm.

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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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