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Published February 14, 2023 Updated October 07, 2023

Tarock Schafkopf zum Wahlkampf 1990

Playing cards issued to mark the German federal elections held on 2 December 1990.

1990 Germany Siegfried Heilmeier Political Schafkopf Tarock Add to Collection

The German federal elections of December 1990 were the first to be conducted after German reunification and the first multi-party all-German elections since 1933. The politicians depicted and named on the Aces down to the 9s in this German-suited pack have large heads in black and white but otherwise they are not caricatured. No women are included! Three different male figures are shown casting their votes at the foot of the 6s, 7s and 8s. The artist’s name appears on the 6 of Hearts. The cards have rounded corners and blank backs. This was a limited and numbered edition of 200 packs. See the back of the box

“Tarock Schafkopf zum Wahlkampf 1990” designed and produced by Siegfried Heilmeier, Munich, Germany, 1990 “Tarock Schafkopf zum Wahlkampf 1990” designed and produced by Siegfried Heilmeier, Munich, Germany, 1990 “Tarock Schafkopf zum Wahlkampf 1990” designed and produced by Siegfried Heilmeier, Munich, Germany, 1990 “Tarock Schafkopf zum Wahlkampf 1990” designed and produced by Siegfried Heilmeier, Munich, Germany, 1990

Above: “Tarock Schafkopf zum Wahlkampf 1990” designed and produced by Siegfried Heilmeier, Munich, Germany, 1990. 36 cards in drop-lid-box. Size: 58.5 x 99 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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