Wednesday, January 11, 2012

#104 BIELEFELDER SPIELKARTEN - KLEINE TIERWELT (1963)

This nice deck of cards was first published in 1950 with 36 cards (9 families of 4 cards each), and reedited in 1953, but this time with only 24 cards. These first and second editions were sold in the same package used for “Eroberung der Luft”, only in green, instead of grey. The version depicted in the following pictures dates from 1963, and was sold in a plastic case. For this reason, this version includes an extra card with the “cover” illustration originally included in the box. A card with instructions is also there, what makes a total of 26 cards.
The complete set of cards is shown in this entry. The “small animals” are distributed in 6 families: Snails, Toads and Frogs, Grasshoppers and Crickets, Bees and Wasps, Ants and Beetles. The names are written only in german.

The Bielefelder Spielkartenfabrik was a card manufacturer that was founded around 1950. In 1972 it was took over by ASS (Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken), together with the German Spielkartenmuseum. Despite of this takeover, products under the name Bielefelder Spielkarten were still sold at least until 1980.

FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: KLEINE TIERWELT LUSTIGES QÜARTETTSPIEL (Entwürfe Heinz Osthoff) (REF .1042)
  • Year: 1963
  • Company: Bielefelder Spielkarten G.m.b.H. (West-Germany)

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