Klaus Ensikat born 1937 is a much celebrated German Book Illustrator . His style of drawing is much admired and he has illustrated many books for children including notable stories by Tolkien and Hans Christian Anderson. When I first saw this deck it made me smile particularly the Jokers which are an odd group of characters. The deck was produced in 1976 by ASS Leinfelden for a shipping company called DSR, Rostock and has a nautical theme running through the deck with illustrations on all the courts, aces and tens.
This is a second deck produced for Deutfracht Seereedere Rostock shipping company. All designs by Klaus Ensikat with wonderful characters on all courts / aces associated with the sea and three Jokers. All pip cards have a different ship type. This deck dates from c. 1986.