Hansa-Karte

A charming Bechstein design was reprinted by Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken AG, Altenburg (formerly Schneider & Co), c.1925, also published as Hansa-Whist Nr.220, Patience №222, Nr.226, etc. See the Box

Bechstein designs printed by Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken AG former Schneider & Co., c1925 Bechstein designs printed by Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken AG former Schneider & Co., c1925

Above: former Bechstein design reprinted by Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken AG, Schneider & Co, Altenburg, c1925. The tax stamp on the ace of hearts was in use in Germany from 1923 to 1929.


52-card pack with Austrian tax stamp for 1920-1925

Schneider & Co. was the successor of Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik AG which was the successor of Gebrüder Bechstein - hence the "B" in the star.

52 card pack by Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken with Austrian tax stamp for 1920-1925 52 card pack by Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken with Austrian tax stamp for 1920-1925

Above: 52 card pack with Austrian tax stamp for 1920-1925 by Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken AG, Altenburg (formerly Schneider & Co). All images courtesy Rex Pitts.

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