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Published November 19, 2022 Updated November 19, 2022

Ginette Robitaille

Stylish designs from the mid-1980s by a Canadian artist.

1984 Canada Ginette Robitaille Add to Collection

The first thing that strikes one on looking at this pack is the colours that have been used for the suits – pink for the red suits and purple for the black suits. Is this a nod to the colours which were predominant in the punk era? The designs are clean and crisp, with the clothing on the court cards appearing quite flat. All the Kings sport beards. Apart from the Aces, an oval frame is present throughout. A triple-line lettering style has been used for the indices. “©1984” and the artist’s signature appear on all the court cards, Aces and Jokers (here named “Fou”).

playing cards created and published by Ginette Robitaille, Canada, 1984 playing cards created and published by Ginette Robitaille, Canada, 1984 playing cards created and published by Ginette Robitaille, Canada, 1984 Ginette Robitaille, Canada, 1984

Above: playing cards created and published by Ginette Robitaille, Canada, 1984. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + title card in tuck box. Size: 57.5 x 89 mm. ©1984 Ginette Robitaille.

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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