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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:26 pm  

Cbkimble wrote:Very much my forward to this deck. I hope it's waiting for me when I get home next week.

Shipping from Greece is fairly quick, but I am not thinking it is quite that quick. I expect packages to be able to make it to the US in around two weeks, making likely first site closer to the 27th or 1st of March, since there are only 28 days - for anything other than major cities like NYC, LA, etc. Hard to say exactly, but I would hope that we will be able to handle them by then. The decks are very good feeling in-hand, even the gilded ones.

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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Bruno » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:27 pm  

Mike wrote ....

I hope to be able to follow up with another truly rare, beautiful deck from the 1880's. We'll see!

Please do this, Mike .... :D
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:34 pm  

Bruno wrote:Mike wrote ....

I hope to be able to follow up with another truly rare, beautiful deck from the 1880's. We'll see!

Please do this, Mike .... :D

I have not made a secret of wanting to do something like the OG Orient Express deck, but I have no concrete plans - yet.

I will say that I am already working on this particular deck, and reading between the lines, Grimaud printed them and owns the rights. I do recall sending out a message to a French sounding name recently.

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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Smocito » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:43 am  

Mike,

The OG Orient Express is composed of two decks? One with the faces of the upper picture and the other with the faces of the lower picture?
I like them both, but the lower ones really look amazing.

I would also like to see a Mémoires de Casanova reconstruction.
http://www.wopc.co.uk/france/philibert/casanova

I saw in other post, that a while back, a group of UC members bought some Vladislav Erko playing cards, can you tell me where they were bought?

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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:02 am  

Smocito wrote:Mike,

The OG Orient Express is composed of two decks? One with the faces of the upper picture and the other with the faces of the lower picture?
I like them both, but the lower ones really look amazing.

I would also like to see a Mémoires de Casanova reconstruction.
http://www.wopc.co.uk/france/philibert/casanova

I saw in other post, that a while back, a group of UC members bought some Vladislav Erko playing cards, can you tell me where they were bought?

Thanks

There are several truly great candidates for restoration, but I got authorization to do the OG Orient Express overnight, so that looks like a "go".

The Vladislav Erko decks were me getting them from a source in Russia for the troops here. I remember that we ended up with sets of the three he had already made at that point and the cost was about $100 delivered for the group.

You might try looking for them at the 4 Kings site in Russia? Not sure if they are still fairly easily available, but I just had roughly 30 decks total shipped to me directly from Ukraine and then parcelled them out to the ten or so interested parties here at the time.

Actually the site (4kings.ru) no longer exists, so I don't have anything worth relating except for maybe look for a Russian or Ukrainian website that caters to playing cards.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Smocito » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:15 pm  

Thank you.

One fellow member has already messaged me indicating an ebay vendor.
Congratulations on the restoration clearance. Those are great news to everybody who loves cards.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:22 pm  

Mike Ratledge wrote: I got authorization to do the OG Orient Express overnight


Great News Mike. :D :D
i presume it`s the Cartes Iniennes deck you have the go ahead for
Will you be doing the original 1890`s pack with no numbers :drool: or the 1986 Venise-Simplon Orient Express deck with numbers
Either way i`ll be in..Looking forward to my Hindertjahrkarte pack :drool: :drool:
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:17 pm  

Jock1971 wrote:
Mike Ratledge wrote: I got authorization to do the OG Orient Express overnight


Great News Mike. :D :D
i presume it`s the Cartes Iniennes deck you have the go ahead for
Will you be doing the original 1890`s pack with no numbers :drool: or the 1986 Venise-Simplon Orient Express deck with numbers
Either way i`ll be in..Looking forward to my Hindertjahrkarte pack :drool: :drool:
jase

I'd love to get the OG tucks done, but I don't know that I've ever seen one other than pictures. If you have a good source for the original tuck, I'd _LOVE_ to see it, since we depend on having the best graphics to work from.

The Hundertjahrekarte was done from scans of the OG / 1933 edition by a German collector that's a friend of Gerd Mathes of A.S.S. / now part of Cartamundi. We foundt he tucks and inserts and things by brute force, looking around the 'net everywhere we could until we were certain that we had seen everything. Actually we found one part that Gerd had never seen, and translated it from German to English (actually, I had him do it, since it was truly over-zealous "Third Reich" political stuff, and the direct translation didn't make a lot of sense).

A few things many might have never noticed: the tax stamp from 1933 says "2d Reich" because they hadn't had time to update them yet in early 1933. The models for the Boers / Bauers ("Jacks" in English, 'farmer' in German - curiously, that's actually Zud-Afrik or Dutch based, not truly German - some say it should be "Bube" = 'boy') are all the same person, but unless you really look at the finished artwork Lotrek did, you likely would not notice. Same for the "D" indices. All twelve "face" / court cards have two extra people, one side is a 'worker', other side is a mercant or soldier, except for the Boer of Kreuz.

Anyway, details, details: I would like to be certain that we don't miss any (details)! Anything that you might be able to show or direct us to would be great!
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:41 am  

Mike if you do restore the OG Orient Express Deck, I will literally piss honey.

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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:45 am  

Thanks, guys! I tried to listen to the people that are collecting this time, even though I truly think that the Hundertjahrkarte was the right pick for the first time, some people just don't particularly care about or for it.

The most popular deck - by far - people mentioned when I asked about what we might do next was the OG Orient Express decks. I agree with everyone that it is a gorgeous deck, again way outside the ability and cost range for 99.9% of collectors. The Dondorf Centennial Jubilee deck set is unobtainable for all practical purposes, but Orient Express is equally "unobtainium" at this point.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Jock1971 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:42 pm  

Mike Ratledge wrote: again way outside the ability and cost range for 99.9% of collectors

Mike Ratledge wrote: but Orient Express is equally "unobtainium" at this point.


Well i gotta disagree with you there.. i got four V.S.O.E. sets altogether, both grimaud sets and two waddingtons sets (with different backs) and i never paid over £40 a set and i got all sets within the last two years, so they are out there and at resonable prices.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:09 pm  

Jock1971 wrote:
Mike Ratledge wrote: again way outside the ability and cost range for 99.9% of collectors

Mike Ratledge wrote: but Orient Express is equally "unobtainium" at this point.


Well i gotta disagree with you there.. i got four V.S.O.E. sets altogether, both grimaud sets and two waddingtons sets (with different backs) and i never paid over £40 a set and i got all sets within the last two years, so they are out there and at resonable prices.

But not the 1870'ish version, right? I have not been looking lately, but it was usually hard to find.
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