Bielefelder Spielkarten

Bielefelder Spielkarten was a mid-20th century, German manufacturer of playing cards based in Bielefeld, Germany.[1]

Bielefelder Spielkarten
IndustryPlaying card manufacture


The firm was founded in Bielefeld 1950 as a subsidiary of E. Gundlach, its first games bearing the parent company's name. In 1972 the company was sold, along with its playing card collection, to ASS and, initially, continued to produce the same range. In 1981, ASS took over the entire range and Bielefelder then only produced playing cards with advertising. In 1996, ASS went bankrupt and that also saw the demise of Bielefelder Spielkarten.[2]

Their logo was a red heart on a white background with the word "JOKER" in a scroll emblazoned on it.[3]


  1. ^ Bielefelder Spielkarten at British Museum. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  2. ^ Allgemeine Infos zum Bielefelder Verlag at Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  3. ^ Comtesse at World of Playing Cards. The logo is clearly depicted at the head of the article. Retrieved 26 February 2021.