Berliner Spielkartenfabrik “Fuer Sicherheit I” (“For Safety I”) Playing Cards, Dutch Royal Army Safety, c.1993Berliner Spielkartenfabrik “Fuer Sicherheit I” (“For Safety I”) Playing Cards, Dutch Royal Army Safety, c.1993Berliner Spielkartenfabrik “Fuer Sicherheit I” (“For Safety I”) Playing Cards, Dutch Royal Army Safety, c.1993Berliner Spielkartenfabrik “Fuer Sicherheit I” (“For Safety I”) Playing Cards, Dutch Royal Army Safety, c.1993Berliner Spielkartenfabrik “Fuer Sicherheit I” (“For Safety I”) Playing Cards, Dutch Royal Army Safety, c.1993Berliner Spielkartenfabrik “Fuer Sicherheit I” (“For Safety I”) Playing Cards, Dutch Royal Army Safety, c.1993Berliner Spielkartenfabrik “Fuer Sicherheit I” (“For Safety I”) Playing Cards, Dutch Royal Army Safety, c.1993Berliner Spielkartenfabrik “Fuer Sicherheit I” (“For Safety I”) Playing Cards, Dutch Royal Army Safety, c.1993

Delightful and slightly unusual deck of cards made c.1993 by Berliner Spielkartenfabrik that was apparently published to promote safety in the Dutch Royal Army. The World Web Playing Card Museum website calls these cards “Fuer Sicherheit” (“For Safety”). However, I do not see those words anywhere on the cards or in the accompanying pamphlet. The Aces and Jokers have cartoons by an unknown artist showing accidents around the home. The same cartoons are among those shown in an accompanying pamphlet, and looking at the pamphlet I tend to think that there was another “Fuer Sicherheit” deck planned, if not published, to include the cartoons in the pamphlet that are not shown on this deck (“Fuer Sicherheit II”?). The pamphlet has 14 cartoons. The deck has cards (4 Aces, 3 Jokers) with 7 of them.

The deck has 52 suited cards, plus 3 Jokers. As noted, it is accompanied by a pamphlet that folds out to show 14 cartoons. The court cards are the Standard English pattern. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm and come in a plastic box which may be original.

The cards are “as new.” The box is clean, but has a crack along the bottom.

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Berliner Spielkartenfabrik “Fuer Sicherheit I” (“For Safety I”) Playing Cards, Dutch Royal Army Safety, c.1993

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