Very unusual quartet game made for the “Deutsches Kalisyndikat,” which I interpret to be a potash syndicate in Germany. I have seen mention on the internet that they were made by VASS, but I see nothing on the cards or the box that confirms it. [But, then again, everything on the cards and box is in German, so I may be missing something]. The cards have the title “Deutsche Nutzpflanzen,” which translates “German Crops.” The game has 9 color-coded sets of 4 cards each, and the four cards in each set have the letters K A L and I. Each card pictures a plant and several of its by-products. The cards are shown in the Keller catalogue of the Cary Collection.
The set is complete at 36 cards. The cards are long, measuring 104mm x 58mm, and come in the original box. The rules of the game are set forth in German on the back of the box.
The cards are in excellent condition, very lightly used, but a couple of them have creases. I have tried to show the creases in one of the photos; they don’t show up very well but they are there. The box is also in excellent condition.
Reference: Keller, The Cary Collection of Playing Cards, GER 346
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