The thing is - this deck was never sold, it was given away to patrons attending their Centennial Jubilee gathering in Stuttgart in 1933 to an unknown number of customers.
Well, that's about to change. I am working on getting the artwork restoration done, so some time around April I expect to be able to offer the 250 decks that I can print (per an agreement with the VP or Sales and Marketing of Altenburger and Stalsunder Speilkartenfabic GmBH in Stuttgart now owned by Cartamundi of Turnhour, Belgium.
They will be faithful reproductions down to the German "K"/"D"/"B" court indices as opposed to the modern English K/Q/J index system, be printed on a superior glossy / smooth 330gsm German blue core casino paper with 100% accurate hallmark 'stamps' on the four and ace of hearts indicating the edition (as opposed to the "Royal Gothic" pair done with different backs in 1974 by Waddington in Britain) and I'm hoping to make the tucks as faithful to the leather and gold buckle used by B Dondorf & Co in 1933 with hot stamped gold foil, which actually was NOT in the original version. My one contrition to modern times is marking one of the identical jokers with red, so you can tell the two apart.
If you haven't seen me post these before, it's the only deck that I am aware of that used 28 stones (what we currently call color plates) - 16 for the faces and 12 for the backs. I've seen several German made 12-color decks, I've even seen a couple of 15-color German-made faces, but never one that used 16-color faces + 12 color backs.
Here are a few pix for those of you that have not seen them before:
Now, I wouldn't do this half-@, would I? I won't announce anything more until maybe March - when I get the proofs of the restored artwork from the artist - even who that artist is, but - like I said "I wouldn't do this half-assed, now would I?". The agreement with A.S.S. is that I can only print and distribute 250 pieces, and "Not for Retail Sale", so they will be crowd-funded either on Kickstarter or perhaps pseudo-Crowd-Funded on UCdecksales.com - not exactly certain yet, but I will of course post more here as we get closer to the likely May time-frame. I hope to make about 8 or 10 prototype decks, likely sans the fancy faux leather tucks in April.