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Published April 01, 2024 Updated April 01, 2024

Walt Disney Cards II

Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and other familiar Disney characters.

1997 Germany Berliner Spielkarten Disney Add to Collection

These Disney characters need no introduction. All the familiar faces are here – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and other members of the gang. The courts and Jokers are double-ended with indices in German. The manufacturer’s name can be found on the Ace of Diamonds and the Jack of Clubs. The back pattern is formed of Mickey heads in green, blue and white.

Walt Disney Cards II made by Berliner Spielkarten GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, 1997 Walt Disney Cards II made by Berliner Spielkarten GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, 1997

Above: Walt Disney Cards II made by Berliner Spielkarten GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, 1997. 52 cards + 3 (identical) Jokers. Size: 59 x 90 mm.

Three different packs with these designs were issued:

  1. Mau-Mau Skat. 32 cards + 1 extra card in plastic box. Size: 43 x 65 mm.
  2. Trickkarten. For performing 34 card tricks. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 extra card in plastic box. Size: 56 x 88 mm.
  3. Rommé mit Mickey und seinen Freunden. 2 x 52 + 3 Jokers with identical backs. Size: 59 x 90 mm.
Mau-Mau Skat

Above: Mau-Mau Skat. 32 cards + 1 extra card in plastic box. Size: 43 x 65 mm

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

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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