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St Hubert’s Bridge

“St Hubert’s Bridge” playing cards published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, 1956, featuring original watercolour artwork by Eugène Leliepvre celebrating the Feast of St. Hubert of Liège (3rd Nov), the patron saint of hunting. The stylised scenes are as follows: spades = boar hunting in the middle ages; diamonds = fox hunting in XIX century England; clubs = falconry in the renaissance; hearts = deer hunting in the XVIII century. (images are reversible - click to see up-side-down.)

St Hubert’s Bridge published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, c.1956 St Hubert’s Bridge published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, c.1956

(images are reversible - click to see up-side-down)

St Hubert’s Bridge published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, c.1956

Above: “St Hubert’s Bridge” published by Éditions Philibert, printed by Draeger Frères, Paris, c.1956. 52 cards + 2 jokers + title card + extra card, gilt edges. The jokers depict a Roebuck and Royal Pheasant, the title card depicts symbols of deer hunting & falconry. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

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