Sunday, November 9, 2014

#477 FX SCHMID – HEIMISCHE VOGELWELT / BIRDS OF EUROPE (Nr. II/87) (1955)


This is a rather old card deck made by FX Schmid in Munich. In the 50s, most card decks were based on nature or culture topics, and this is a nice example. Note that the back of each card contains a short description of the bird and its environment.

It is interesting to note that the box ("Seifenbox") is the original and has the old FX Schmid logo on the back: "Schmids Münchener Spielkarten Seit 1860" and the slogan: "Die alte deutsche Marken Spielkarte seit über 100 Jahre".

Although the game (according to trustworthy sources) was first released in 1955, the box indicates, that this version might be a re-edition, because 1860+100 makes at least 1960...


Birds of Europe has 9 families. Each family comprises 4 birds which have something in common: Songsters, Woodland Birds, Near Water,… and the name of the bird is written in German, English and French.

The illustrations, as you’ll be able to judge for yourself are great drawings with beautiful backgrounds. Hope you enjoy the pictures.






FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: HEIMISCHE VOGELWELT (Nr. II/87)
  • Alternate Names: BIRDS OF EUROPE (English), OISEAUX D’EUROPE (French)
  • Year: 1955
  • Company: FX Schmid (Germany)

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