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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby ecNate » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:29 pm  

Mike Ratledge wrote:They will be fulfilled around the first week of the new year - by me, not Lotrek.



Great news overall, I've been closely monitoring this thread for updates. Thanks!

However, what does this mean for the uncuts? Are they be shipped out early next year as well, or perhaps earlier/later?
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:51 pm  

Uncuts will arrive in Greece at the same time as the decks. Lotrek is already working on the tucks.

I don't know for sure, but I assume that you will be getting thrm along with the deck sets.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby TwoPieceFeed » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:00 pm  

I know it was considered, and discussed, that the orange deck would also be gilded (using a cheaper technique). Was it decided that the orange deck would not be gilded at all?
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:10 am  

TwoPieceFeed wrote:I know it was considered, and discussed, that the orange deck would also be gilded (using a cheaper technique). Was it decided that the orange deck would not be gilded at all?

The costs on these went crazy over budget, before they added a 21% Value Added Tax to the bill (which was never discussed before it was billed). We figured since they were made in Europe for delivery in Europe - they would not be taced, but apparently American logic on taxation doesn't work.

We are lucky the gold back decks were already gilded. The orange tone ones were meant to be used, so no gilding for them. We might have talked about it early on, but I don't remember ever thinking it would happen. Darned things are barely profitable at all after marking up printing more than 20%
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Bradius » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:56 am  

Yeah, but look what a service you are doing for the card playing and collecting community! And helping the EU with their expenses. :D
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Bruno » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:01 pm  

.... Huge Service ....

Thanks Mike.
O, and th'hired help too .... cheers for that. :D
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby TwoPieceFeed » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:46 am  

Mike Ratledge wrote:
TwoPieceFeed wrote:I know it was considered, and discussed, that the orange deck would also be gilded (using a cheaper technique). Was it decided that the orange deck would not be gilded at all?

The costs on these went crazy over budget, before they added a 21% Value Added Tax to the bill (which was never discussed before it was billed). We figured since they were made in Europe for delivery in Europe - they would not be taced, but apparently American logic on taxation doesn't work.

We are lucky the gold back decks were already gilded. The orange tone ones were meant to be used, so no gilding for them. We might have talked about it early on, but I don't remember ever thinking it would happen. Darned things are barely profitable at all after marking up printing more than 20%

Not a problem, Mike.

I haven't been following this restoration at every turn, so I just wanted to confirm that.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby pablo19 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:24 am  

When are we to expect these??? I thought they would be done before way ahead of schedule??
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:05 pm  

pablo19 wrote:When are we to expect these??? I thought they would be done before way ahead of schedule??

We had to have them reprinted due to a problem with the way the gold metallic ink was done in the first print run, and the second set arrived at Lotrek's studio in Athens about a week ago.

He is working on the hand-crafted dual tuck restoration and they should be shipping soon.

The delays were well documented in the previous two updates from Kickstarter, although if you bought them on UCdecksales I might not have kept everyone here 100% informed, although looking back at this thread, it seems that I caught things up a week behind both updates (#9 & #10, I think) from KS.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby ecNate » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:38 am  

Mike Ratledge wrote:Uncuts will arrive in Greece at the same time as the decks. Lotrek is already working on the tucks.

I don't know for sure, but I assume that you will be getting thrm along with the deck sets.


So all uncuts will ship from Greece? Was Lotrek signing those? Just seems odd they are sent there otherwise.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:46 am  

ecNate wrote:
Mike Ratledge wrote:Uncuts will arrive in Greece at the same time as the decks. Lotrek is already working on the tucks.

I don't know for sure, but I assume that you will be getting thrm along with the deck sets.


So all uncuts will ship from Greece? Was Lotrek signing those? Just seems odd they are sent there otherwise.

Cartamundi is based in Turnhout (Belgium), so yes - everything went to Athens where Lotrek's studio is located.

Is he signing them? I feel sure that he would consider autographing them if you asked, although again - that's not for me to commit.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:53 pm  

Quoting the update on Kickstarter for those of you who bought these on UCdecksales:

"Shipping and fulfillment for the Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration project is eminent!

Lotrek let me know yesterday that he was going to be ready to go here shortly, so I am truly excited and happy to announce that after chasing this project and dream for more than two years, these awesome decks are nearly ready to ship!

Kickstarter backers will have priority, but we will endeavor to match any duplicates for orders made on UCdecksales with KS orders.

I will let Lotrek post pictures when he is happy with the tuck boxes, but I expect that they will be almost indistinguishable from the original presentation sets given to customers during Bernhard Dondorf Co Centennial Jubilee in 1933.

To be honest, the quality of the decks is superior in my mind, but I will let you be the judge. These truly awesome decks were lovingly restored by Lotrek with such accuracy that he discovered a hidden "Easter egg" in the deck that had remained hidden for over 80 years.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:51 am  

Always happy when I can announce that shipping is eminent:

Lotrek will begin fulfilling these Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration project deck sets from his studio in Athens Greece this coming Tuesday (12 February).
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Gonzalo » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:25 pm  

Awesome news! What about the uncuts?
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:16 pm  

Gonzalo wrote:Awesome news! What about the uncuts?

If you ordered both they will come together. Singles will be done as soon as possible, but KS pledges have priority.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Gonzalo » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:58 am  

Mike Ratledge wrote:
Gonzalo wrote:Awesome news! What about the uncuts?

If you ordered both they will come together. Singles will be done as soon as possible, but KS pledges have priority.




OK, understood.
I bought just the uncut here on UC.

Thank you for answering.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, sets available on

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:26 pm  

Proof of amazing in pictures - by Lotrek:

I am honored to announce that the Dondorf Centennial Jubilee restoration project will begin fulfillment on this coming Tuesday, the 12th of February after several unavoidable delays.

These awesome decks, printed by Cartamundi in Turnhout and authorized by management of both Cartamundi and Altenburg und Stralsunder Spielkartenfabrik GmBH in Altenburg are ready to be distributed worldwide by Lotrek from his studio in Athens Greece.

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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby shermjack » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:18 pm  

Great Job, Lotrek, Mike and Cartamundi! Those look amazing! :drool: Can’t wait to get them in my hands! :ugdance:
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:57 pm  

shermjack wrote:Great Job, Lotrek, Mike and Cartamundi! Those look amazing! :drool: Can’t wait to get them in my hands! :ugdance:

It had been a dream of mine for years to be able to recreate these awesome decks that essentially were never available for sale. Like a couple of the USPCC special edition decks, the original edition of 1933 was only given out to customers by B Dondorf company at their Centennial Jubilee dinner in early 1933.

I finally found the right door to knock on when a friend in Europe pointed me to the A. S. S. company in Altenburg Germany and noted that they still owned the rights to reproduce them, even though technically Cartamundi owns them now, and at this point they own several other companies like the French company (B P) Grimaud.

I hope to be able to follow up with another truly rare, beautiful deck from the 1880's. We'll see! My advocates at Cartamundi HQ in Turnhout and at Altenburg und Stralsunder Spielkartenfabrik GmBH in Germany are good, proven enthusiasts.
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Re: Dondorf Hundertjahrkarte restoration, uncut sheets avail

Unread postby Cbkimble » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:56 pm  

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