Coeur “750th Anniversary Berlin Commemorative” Playing Cards, Manfred Bofinger Designs, c.1986Coeur “750th Anniversary Berlin Commemorative” Playing Cards, Manfred Bofinger Designs, c.1986Coeur “750th Anniversary Berlin Commemorative” Playing Cards, Manfred Bofinger Designs, c.1986Coeur “750th Anniversary Berlin Commemorative” Playing Cards, Manfred Bofinger Designs, c.1986

Wonderful deck made by Coeur in 1986 to commemorate the 750th birthday of the City of Berlin. It features the original designs of Manfred Bofinger, depicting famous persons from the City's history on the Jokers, Aces and court cards.

The Lambiek website has this to say about Bofinger

"Born in Berlin, Manfred Bofinger was a notable cartoonist and caricaturist from the former DDR. After his studies at the Grauen Kloster gymnasium in Berlin, he studied to become a typesetter for two years. Between 1961 and 1968 he worked in that occupation for the satirical magazine Eulenspiegel. A self-taught artist, he also began working as cartoonist and book illustrator. His work appeared not only in Eulenspiegel, but also in the children's magazine Frösi. Bofinger illustrated over 300 children's books. In the 1970s and 1980s he was present in the annuals of Kinderbuchverlag Berlin with the comic 'Albert's Bunte Bilderbude'."

The deck has 52 cards, plus 3 Jokers. The cards are bridge size, measuring 88mm x 58mm, and come in a plastic Esveco box that is not original to these cards.

The cards are mint. The plastic box is in excellent condition.

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Item ID: T00002615

Coeur “750th Anniversary Berlin Commemorative” Playing Cards, Manfred Bofinger Designs, c.1986

$35 USD

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