Germany - A.S.

ALTENBURGER SPIELKARTENFABRIK, more recently known as SPIELKARTENFABRIK ALTENBURG, is now part of the CARTA MUNDI (of Belgium) empire. Most A.S./S.A. packs are now produced to special order so the majority of packs currently offered will never be available again once current stocks sell out.

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9-11-89 Passé by A.S. - Cat Ref 10387 9-11-89 Passé 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 10387
Black and white caricatures of former East German politicians on courts and Aces.

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Agra Playing Cards by A.S., 1986 - Cat Ref 10356 Agra Playing Cards 
by A.S., 1986
Cat Ref: 10356
Non-standard French-suited advertising pack featuring regional costumes of East Germany on courts: H - Spreewald; C - Altenburg; S - Thüringen; D - Mecklenburg.

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

August der Starke Playing Cards by A.S., 1987 - Cat Ref 10364 August der Starke Playing Cards 
by A.S., 1987
Cat Ref: 10364
Another pack, this time largely in sepia, celebrating this famous king. Aces show famous buildings, while all other cards have named figures. Double-ended courts, but lower part of each pip card given over to appropriate number of pips. French suits.

32 cards + 1 additional card

(See also nos. 10352 and 10353) 

£4.00

August der Starke und Seine Zeit by A.S., 1985 - Cat Ref 10352 August der Starke und Seine Zeit 
by A.S., 1985
Cat Ref: 10352
Pleasing German-suited pack depicting Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (on all 4 Kings), and men of his time, including craftsmen whose work he patronised. Different vignette on each pip card.

Indices: K, O, U (in all 4 corners)

32 cards + 1 aditional card + leaflet in German

(See also Cat Refs. 10353 & 10364)  

£4.00

  Bergmanns-Spielkarte 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 10321

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Berliner Gartenschau by A.S. - Cat Ref 10395 Berliner Gartenschau 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 10395

** ONLY TWELVE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Flowers and plants partly cover semi-naked double-ended courts. Aces show flowers. Vignette in octagonal frame at the centre of each pip card.

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Berliner Originale by A.S., 1986 - Cat Ref 10355 Berliner Originale 
by A.S., 1986
Cat Ref: 10355
Courts, Aces and Jokers depict artists, writers and other characters associated with East Berlin.

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£5.00

Bofinger's Reise-Skat by A.S. - Cat Ref 11869 Bofinger's Reise-Skat 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 11869

** 19 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Cartoon style drawings on all cards.

Indices: K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 92 mm

?? 32 cards + ??

AKA 4521 

£4.50

Dampflokomotiven by A.S., 1994 - Cat Ref 12539 Dampflokomotiven 
by A.S., 1994
Cat Ref: 12539
12 different German railway engines dating from 1892 to 1950 shown in horizontal format (only on court cards).

Indices: K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 92 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card

(AKA 96202) 

£4.50

Figürliche Plastiken im Stadtbilt von Berlin by A.S., 1986 - Cat Ref 10354 Figürliche Plastiken im Stadtbilt von Berlin 
by A.S., 1986
Cat Ref: 10354
Courts and Aces show statues and fountains to be found in parks and streets of East Berlin. French suits.

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Freizeit Playing Cards by A.S., 1983 - Cat Ref 10344 Freizeit Playing Cards 
by A.S., 1983
Cat Ref: 10344
Each suit shows a different outdoor pastime: H - climbing; S - cycling and camping; D - winter sports; C - canoeing and other water sports. Vignettes on all pip cards. (See also nos. 10345 and 10346)

52 cards + 2 jokers 

£5.00
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10344DBL
£9.00


Freizeit Playing Cards (French suits) by A.S., c1984 - Cat Ref 10346 Freizeit Playing Cards (French suits) 
by A.S., c1984
Cat Ref: 10346
Each suit shows a different outdoor pastime: H - climbing; S - cycling and camping; D - winter sports; C - canoeing and other water sports. Vignettes on all pip cards. (See also nos. 10344 and 10345)

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Freizeit Playing Cards (German suits) by A.S., 1984 - Cat Ref 10345 Freizeit Playing Cards (German suits) 
by A.S., 1984
Cat Ref: 10345
Each suit shows a different outdoor pastime: climbing, cycling and camping, winter sports, canoeing and other water sports. Vignettes on all pip cards. (See also nos. 10344 and 10346)

32 cards + 1 additional card  

£4.00

Gracia Playing Cards (double pack only*) by A.S., 1972 - Cat Ref 10319 Gracia Playing Cards (double pack only*) 
by A.S., 1972
Cat Ref: 10319

** 17 DOUBLE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Designs by Hannelore Heise.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 57 x 87 mm

2 x 52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£8.00

Harzer Trachten & Uniformen by A.S. - Cat Ref 11870 Harzer Trachten & Uniformen 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 11870

** 12 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Illustrated courts only.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 59 x 92 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card

(AKA 4522) 

£4.50

Historische Zinnfiguren I by A.S., 1988 - Cat Ref 10374 Historische Zinnfiguren I 
by A.S., 1988
Cat Ref: 10374

** SEVEN PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Colour photographs of tin soldiers from the Napoleonic era, each suit corresponding to a different country.

32 cards + 1 additional card

(See also no. 10378) 

£4.00

Historische Zinnfiguren II by A.S., 1989 - Cat Ref 10378 Historische Zinnfiguren II 
by A.S., 1989
Cat Ref: 10378

** SIX PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Tin figures on themes of Leipziger Messe (H), Völkerschlacht 1813 (C), Volksleben (D), and Kulturbilder (S). Fully illustrated. Issued to commemorate the 825th anniversary of Leipzig and its Fair.

32 cards + 1 additional card

(See also no. 10374) 

£4.00

Hurra Deutschland Poker by A.S. - Cat Ref 13303 Hurra Deutschland Poker 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 13303
Caricatures of German politicians. Non standard face cards with suits in four different colours.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 59 x 92 mm

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£6.50

Hurra Deutschland Romme II by A.S., 1993. - Cat Ref 12717 Hurra Deutschland Romme II 
by A.S., 1993.
Cat Ref: 12717

** ONLY ONE SINGLE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

New, updated version of this pack with caricatures of German political figures, including Waigel, Kinkel and Scharping as in Hurra Deutschland Skat II, but with the addition of Jokers showing Franz Josef Strauß.

52 cards + 3 Jokers  

£5.50

Hurra Deutschland Skat I by A.S. - Cat Ref 11608 Hurra Deutschland Skat I 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 11608

Caricatures of German political figures including Weizsacker, Carell, Genscher, Kohl, also Boris Becker and Steffi Graf.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all four corners)

Size: 60 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Hurra Deutschland Skat II by A.S., 1993 - Cat Ref 12533 Hurra Deutschland Skat II 
by A.S., 1993
Cat Ref: 12533
New, updated version of this pack with caricatures of German political figures, including Waigel, Kinkel and Scharping.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all four corners)

Size: 59 x 92 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card

(AKA 96205) 

£4.00

I.M.S. by A.S. - Cat Ref 11868 I.M.S. 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 11868

** 23 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

All cards show drawings of ? politicians including: Klaus Kinkel - Rita Süßmuth - Oskar Lafontaine - Edmund Stoiber - Hermann Otto Solms - Helmut Kohl - Rudolf Scharping - Renate Schmidt

Backs: Weihnachten 1993 - Informationsgemeinschaft MÜNZ-SPIEL GmbH (IMS)

Indices: K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 92 mm

?? 32 cards + ??

(AKA 4520) 

£4.50

  Jagd Skat (French suits) 
by A.S., 1980
Cat Ref: 10324

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

  Jagd Skat (German suits) 
by A.S., 1980
Cat Ref: 10323

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Keglerkarte by A.S. - Cat Ref 10379 Keglerkarte 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 10379
Humorous pack on the subject of 9-pin bowling. French and German suits combined on every card. Fully illustrated.

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Köstritzer Skat (French suits) by A.S. - Cat Ref 12538 Köstritzer Skat (French suits) 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 12538
Non-std advertising pack for Köstritzer beer. Photographic images on court cards. Jacks are playing musical instruments. Glass of beer on each Ace and pip card. French suits.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 59 x 92 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card

(AKA 96211) 

£6.00

La Belle Alliance by A.S., 1988 - Cat Ref 10375 La Belle Alliance 
by A.S., 1988
Cat Ref: 10375
Facsimile of a pack originally issued c1820 by C.H. Zoelcke. Issued to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Leipzig, 1813. Kings and Obers represent historical figures. Scenes of battle on numeral cards.

German suits.

Size: 102 x 63 mm

36 cards + 3 additional cards + leaflet in German in small slipcase 

£12.50

Nikolaiviertel by A.S., 1987 - Cat Ref 10368 Nikolaiviertel 
by A.S., 1987
Cat Ref: 10368

** ONLY ONE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Simply-drawn courts in historical costume. Different view of Nikolaiviertel in shades of brown within octagonal frame on all Aces and pip cards. French suits.

32 cards 

£4.00

Operettenkarte I (double pack only*) by A.S., 1986 - Cat Ref 10358 Operettenkarte I (double pack only*) 
by A.S., 1986
Cat Ref: 10358

** ONLY FIVE DOUBLE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Almost comic depiction of characters from 4 operettas by Strauss, Zeller, Ziehrer and Millöcker. Grey background on every card.

Indices: K, D, B, A.

(2 x) 52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£10.00

Robotron Playing Cards by A.S., 1987 - Cat Ref 10361 Robotron Playing Cards 
by A.S., 1987
Cat Ref: 10361

** ONLY TWO PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Cartoon-like designs to advertise office equipment (?). Queens and Jokers are nude ladies. Other courts are equally amusing. Pips drawn to appear 'boxed'.

Indices: K, Q, J, A.

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£5.00
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10361DBL
£10.00


  Salinenspiel (AS) 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 12540
New printing of a single-ended German-suited pack dating from c1971 on the subject of salt-mining at Bad Reichenhall. Originally produced by H. Schwarz & Co., Nürnberg. Each card illustrated.

36 cards

(AKA 96217) 

£12.50

  Saxon Pattern (Repro) 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 12021

** ONLY ONE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

 

£17.50

Schmitt Playing Cards by A.S. - Cat Ref 10392 Schmitt Playing Cards 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 10392
Pack with amusing caricatures by Erich Schmitt. Fully illustrated.

Formerly issued with 'Berliner Verlag' advertising back.

Indices: K, Q, J, A.

2 x 52 cards + 3 Jokers
 

£5.00
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10392DBL
£9.00


Schmitt-Karte by A.S., 1983. - Cat Ref 10339 Schmitt-Karte 
by A.S., 1983.
Cat Ref: 10339

** 27 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Re-issue of the famous Berliner Zeitung pack designed by Erich Schmitt. Double-ended courts with a different amusing design at each end.

Indices: K, Q, J.

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Skat Metropol by A.S., 1978 - Cat Ref 10328 Skat Metropol 
by A.S., 1978
Cat Ref: 10328
Pack issued on the occasion of the production of the musical Kretschinskis Hochzeit at The Metropol Theatre in Berlin.

Indices: K, D, B, A.

Size: 58 x 87.5 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

  Skatstadt Altenburg Quartet 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 10390

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£3.00

Veb Kombinat Kali by A.S., 1988 - Cat Ref 10372 Veb Kombinat Kali 
by A.S., 1988
Cat Ref: 10372

** FOUR PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Attractive German-suited pack on the history of salt-mining designed by H. Heise. Kings show named historical figures, Obers and Unters officials and workers. Vignettes on all numeral cards.

Indices: K, O, U, A.

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Zeitz by A.S. - Cat Ref 11690 Zeitz 
by A.S.
Cat Ref: 11690

** ONLY EIGHT PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Indices: K, O, U, A.

Suits: Acorns, Bells, Hearts & Leaves.

Size: 59 x 92 mm

?? 32 cards + ?? 

£4.50