Swiss Pattern with the Original Recognisable
Sometimes only very specific things were changed from the original pattern and the rest was kept unchanged. Sometimes all cards were redesigned but in a manner you can still see the original shimmering through. On this page you find these variations.
In this deck of 36 cards only 4 cards were replaced by a new design. All other 32 cards are identical to the original Swiss pattern. This deck was distributed by a shopping centre and the four Under represent the trade mark character of this mall.
This is the first deck with all female court cards. The design was by Elsi Jegen for "Frauezogg". These cards were printed by Müller. All clothes are the same as the male are wearing on the original cards. Somehow the faces do not fit to the rest of the ornamentation.
Perhaps the first deck of all female court cards was not very successful. A second try was done by Susan Csomor also for "Frauezogg" and printed again by Müller. The clothes are not identical to the original any more but more or less similar. Also in this deck the aces and pips are unchanged to the original cards.
In the year 2004 the German manufacturer Innocard International came out with a new design. These cards just look like a modernised version of the original deck since the changes are not that big. These cards are not sold in retail. That means they are only available with an advertisement on the back.
These cards from Berliner Spielkarten are still quite close to the original but the ornamentation is very much enriched. This is also true for the pip cards.
These cards by Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne are sold as Jass cards. The reason why I consider them as "Non Standard Cards" is because there are many substantial differences: The pips are designed as "single faced", especially the shields are oriented only in one direction; The dividing lines on all court cards have the same ankle, what leads to new designs for cards that have a completely different ankle on the original, such as all Unders, the Ober of acorn even changed side and is mirrored now.
Year: 2005; Format: 89 x 58 mm.
Fredy Sigg went one step further. These cards still represent the Swiss pattern. Also the courts are recognisable. With this comic like style the cards are already quite far from the original. Also the aces and pips were redesigned. Worth mentioning are the shields 6 to 9 that have a very humouristic design.