On the 15th I showed the Rokoko
deck here, while I was searching for another deck from Bielefeld. Time to show
you that one now. In 1948 the company E. Gundlach Aktiengesellschaft (AG) from
Bielefeld was incorporated. In the very first edition of their first deck the
colour scheme wasn't as strict per suit and the jacks looked a bit too feminine
in the eyes of the producer. This was changed in the second edition in that same
year. However, within this second edition there are 2 variations. The deck
that's shown in full here is from the first variation from 1948. There are
minimal changes in the second variation (1949). In the last scan it's clear that
the JS lost his feather and banner and the aces lost their vague decoration
around the center pip. Otherwise all the designs (by graphic artist Lange) are
exactly the same.
The company name was changed to Bielefelder Spielkarten GmbH in 1950.