DKS10: Tarok. Version 2 (Queen of Spades is the different one). L. P. Holmblad. 1852-61. Price: € 50.00. Square corners. Incomplete deck. There are the 9 shown court cards + 2 aces, and the picture cards I-III, V, IX-XVI, XVIII-XXI + 27 number cards. Yellowed but in good condition. No box.
DKS12: Tarok. Version 2 (Card II is different). L. P. Holmblad. 1852-61. Price: € 200.00. Square corners. 78 cards complete, but the picture cards nos.2-21 are with a red reverse, while the rest are with a blue reverse. Used cards, but no breaks or bends. No wrapper.
DKS14: Tarok. No.108. S. Salomon & Co. Before 1905. Price: € 20.00. Incomplete deck with the 12 shown court cards, plus picture cards nos. 1-3, 5-10, 12-21,- and 18 number cards. It seems as if two decks are mixed.
DKS23: Whist & Bridge: No.114. Price: € 6.00. Unused deck in box. 2 jokers, complete. Printed by Coeur, East Germany.
DKS29: Club-Kort, L’Hombre,. Price: € 4 . Red. Lhombre, from 1920, printed by Wüst. Complete with 40 cards. Very much used, and the red colour from the reverse has come off on the the neighbouring cards – probably because the were wet at one time. No box.
DKS31: No.140 L’Hombre. By Wüst. Ca.1920. Price: € 5.00. Very dirty deck, with two bigger breaks and two rifts. Much worn box. The Wüst mark can be seen in the brown-reddish part of the Jack of Clubs, under the dividing line.
DKS75: Holmblad. Ca.1920. Price: € 20.00. This is an unusual deck, BECAUSE it has black pips on the red suits, but not on the other cards. The most common of this deck is black on black and red on red. It also comes in two variations, i.e. with white faces, as here, and with coloured faces. Used cards, but fairly nice. In all 24 cards (Court cards and 6-7s) probably taken from a full 52-deck.
DKS100:. Price: € 4 . Three singles. Probably printed by Genechten, Belgium. Clean and unused. Quite rare.
DKS101:. Price: € 4 . Nine singles. 8 courtcards + five of clubs. Vey dirty and worn. But rare!
DKS105: Bayer. Price: € 15.00. A rare double deck. Firstly it is published around 1930-40, secondly it is an early advertisement for “The little tablet” ASPIRIN. An unusual item. The decks are VERY MUCH worn, with yellowed cards with bends. They are in the original leatherlike box, bot the lid is loose. All makes the price dive heavily. But still!!
DKS120: Tarok. Ca.1918. Price: € 100.00. Blå ryg. Kom første gang ca.1905. Version med jugendstilmønster på ryggen, og versionen med modstillet Salomon – Holmblad på klør knægt. Godt brugt spil, uden at være dårligt, men man kan se sliddet på kortenes midte. Ingen væsentlige buk eller bræk. Kortene ser mere slidt ud, end de er. Det skyldes, at de er trykt på gulligt karton (jeg har selv en anden version, som er trykt på hvidere karton). Fire kort er netop erstattet af kort fra et “hvidt” sæt, bl.a. hjerter dame. Ingen æske. Toldstempler på ruder es, – et grønt, der angiver perioden efter 1918, og MÅSKE et tidligere dansk? (Eller måske et australsk ??? – for spillet har været i Australien de sidste 100 år). Sjældent spil. Blue reverse. Version with Jugend-style design on the reverse, and the version with opposite Salomon – Holmblad on the Jack of Clubs. Well used deck, without being poor, but one can see the usage in the middle of the cards. No serious bends or breaks. The cards look more used, than they are. It is because they are printed on yellowish cardboard (I have a similar version printed on whiter background). Four cards are replaced from a “white” deck, among them the Queen of Hearts. No box. Tax stamps on the Ace of Diamonds (One Danish, green after 1918 and another perhaps earlier – or perhaps an Australian ??? – because the deck has been in Ausralia for the last 100 years). Rare deck.