Normand Hudon (1929-1997) was a political cartoonist who contributed work to several Quebec newspapers. His humour spills over into the designs of these cards. Each King holds a hand (or glove?) on a stick rather than one of the more conventional attributes. The main colours used for the court cards tie in with the suits on which they appear, e.g., the red-suit Jacks have red outfits while the black-suit Jacks have black outfits. The pips are arranged haphazardly. The borderless back design consists of a boldly drawn fleur-de-lis (taken from the flag of Quebec) in white against a blue (or reddish brown) background. See the box►
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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.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Famous people associated with Nicolas Fouquet’s splendid château of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Dinosaurs from different ages and locations, with artwork by Virginijus Poshkus.
Two very remarkable tarots by the award winning Dutch cartoonist Marcel Ruijters.
Kings of India playing cards depicting the four greatest dynasties of India.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Traditional Italian card game with comic designs by Benito Jacovitti.
‘Star Wars: a New Hope’ playing cards to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film Star Wars, USA, ...
A flicker pack with different backs, advertising the Saab 900 Convertible motor car.
National Railway Museum with drawings by Stuart Black, United Kingdom, 1993.
Bicycle Tattoo Golden Edition created by Phoenix Playing Cards of Toronto, Canada, 2014.
54 classic images from a bygone age of railway travel from the National Railway Museum, York.
Colourful card game featuring the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man and some of his fearsome advers...
Poker Quest: edition spéciale, 400e anniversaire de la ville de Quebec, Canada, c. 2008. ...
Playing cards documenting the James Bay hydro-electricity project on the La Grande River in north-we...
‘Scarfes Bar’ satirical playing cards with cartoons by Gerald Scarfe, United Kingdom.
Publicity pack for the Danish company, Velux, manufacturers of roof windows and skylights.
Art for Life playing cards illustrated by Francesc Artigau i Seguí for the British Red Cross, 2014. ...
The Cooper Union caricature playing cards illustrated by Gerry Gersten, United States, c. 1987
Commedia dell’Carte political transformation cards illustrated by Stef van Stiphout, Belgium, 1977. ...
Unisex playing cards produced by the Unisex Playing Card Company, Ontario, c.1982.
Rembrandt playing cards published by the Rembrandthuis (The Rembrandt House Museum) in Amsterdam. ...
54 black and white photographs of solo singers, duos and groups popular around 1990.
54 different paintings from the collection of the Guildhall Art Gallery, London.
‘Les Grands Ecrivains’ produced for members of “Le Grand Livre du Mois”, France, c. 1970.
Centenary playing cards illustrating vintage trucks and buses produced by the Swedish company Scania...
Preposterous playing cards by Simon Drew published by British Heritage Ltd, Herts.
54 humorous illustrations of Royal Navy characters and Navy slang.