Two skat decks made in Germany, each with a mining theme. Each is available for $20; both are for sale for $40. They are briefly described below:
* Excellent facsimile edition by Rupert Höll of the famous "Bergmannskarte," originally made by Industrie Comptoir c.1840. Different facsimiles were also made in the 1970s by Coeur (VEB Altenburg) and F.X. Schmid (see listing this shop, #T00002729). The designs have a mining theme. The deck has 32 cards (Daus, 7-10, and 3 courts in each suit), with German suits (bells, leaves, hearts, acorns), and has an extra card that describes the deck. The cards are slightly large, measuring 92mm x 59mm; there is no box. The cards are "as new."
* "Saarberg" cards – one deck in a series of decks that were made for the famous German mining company. I am not certain who made this particular deck; it is shown in the Fournier catalogue (Fournier, Playing Cards II, Germanic Countries 510) without identification of a maker, and said to be made c.1982. The World Web Playing Card Museum dates this deck to 1981, and seems to suggest it was made by ASS. The deck has 32 cards (Daus, 7-10, and 3 courts in each suit), with French suits, and has an extra card with the rules for skat. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 59mm; there is no box. The cards are "as new."
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