Unfortunately, all quartett and children decks that do not show cars or very specific licenses or themes are not very interesting for collectors these days.
Flowers and plants (or botanical) decks are maybe among the least-liked ones, and that´s is a pity.
I already showed a Flowers deck by Piatnik a very very long time ago. That first version showed drawings, while this newer version has already colour photographs. I personally like the one with the drawings better, but this pictures and card style is also quite charming, it exemplifies the design in the years in which it was made and sold. The pictures do not have a great resolution (or maybe it was the printing press that did not have the quality standards we are now familiar with, and the soap-box (pink plastic) today looks ugly. I guess at the time it was different.
Comparing the older version of the deck with the new one, I have to say, that a few flowers are different, although many are the same and also ordered in very similar families. The reference number is the same.
The first deck is from 1955, this one could be made around 1973. It still has the same reference number than the original one.
FACTS AND FIGURES
- Name: BLUMEN QUARTETT (Nr. 278)
- Alternative Names: „FLOWERS QUARTET "
- Year: Around 1973
- Company: Piatnik Wien (Austria)