What an amazing deck of cards I got! This is now one of the oldest car quartetts I own.
The game has 9 families, some of them are car types (oldtimers, trucks and racing) while other are countries (Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain, U.S.A. and a mixture of other countries).
Each car or vehicle is drawn, not photographed, over a (one or two) solid color(s) background. The result is amazing, a real design from the 50s and early 60s.
These set came in a plastic box and is a reedition. Aparently there are earlier versions from 1958 and 1961, I guess the earliest, if not both, came in the cardboard box. Note that in the “Racers” family, there are two models that indicate 1963.
According to Quartett-Blog, there are nine different set for this reference number:
- 1959-1962: Auto-Quartett, with red Citroen ID 19 (4 different sets)
- 1963-1967: Auto-Quartett, with yellow Citroen ID 19 (5 different sets)
Some (very few) cards seem to be different from one set to the other, but unfortunately, I have only this one, so I cannot compare.
The back of the cards show a tyre.
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: AUTO QUARTETT (Ref. 298)
- Year: 1963
- Company: Piatnik (Austria)