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Ariston Spielkartenfabrik “Schwarzer Peter” (“Black Peter”) Card Game, Liesel Lauterborn Designs, c.1950
Wonderful set of Schwarzer Peter cards made by Ariston Spielkartenfabrik GmbH of Detmold, c.1950, titled “Der Wald und seine Leute,” which I believe translates, “The Forest and its People,” featuring the original designs of Liesel Lauterborn, popular illustrator of children’s books in Germany for many years in and around the mid-20th century. The card game Schwarzer Peter is similar to Old Maid.
The set of cards is complete at 25 illustrated cards – 12 numbered “pairs” of cards, plus the Schwarzer Peter card. The two cards in each “pair” are related by subject matter, but each card has a different illustration. Also included is a separate backed card with the rules for the game. The cards come in the original box.
The cards are in very good condition, and the condition might even be described as excellent, except that there are 3 cards with crease issues (separately pictured backs), one of which is the Schwarzer Peter card. The cards are quite clean. The box is also in very good condition, with only minor signs of wear, but separated at one corner of the lid.
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