Between 1952 and 1963, Heraclio Fournier produced souvenir packs for Spain, Egypt, Lebanon, Kenya, Italy, Denmark and Paris, with photographs in sepia or black and white. From about 1967 onwards, such packs for the tourist market were printed in full colour. This one – for Egypt – was produced in 1972. Each card has a different photographic view, with a title in English beneath. The manufacturer’s name appears on the 4 of Clubs. On the reverse is an image of Tutankhamun on his throne. The cards have gilt corners. The accompanying leaflet gives an indication as to where the different sites are located – in or near Cairo and further up the Nile Valley.
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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 Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Review of “Trzes’ Moorish Deck” facsimile published by Ulrich Kaltenborn, Berlin, 2023.
American President Lines shipping souvenir playing cards, early to mid-1950s.
Historical figures and artefacts from Navarre with designs by M. Sinués for the Navarre Association ...
Official souvenir pack showing 52 coloured exhibits from the New York World’s Fair, 1964-6.
‘Century of Progress’ Exposition playing cards produced by Western Playing Card Company, USA, 1933. ...
Multicoloured Belgian/Genoese pattern cards, probably printed by Fournier for Lebanon.
New York City souvenir playing cards with 53 different views of interest, USA, 1915.
Nation’s capital souvenir playing cards published by the United States Playing Card Company, USA, 19...
Kyoto Souvenir playing cards by Nintendo aimed at the up and coming tourist industry, 1950s.
A celebration of some of Ireland’s most famous patriots, politicians and poets.
Calendar events and visitor attractions to be found in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
This tarot deck captures the idealised Eastern world's magic from the eighteenth and nineteenth cent...
‘Baraja Mística’ satirical playing-cards featuring revelling clergy published by Litografía Fernánde...
Alaska scenic playing cards featuring scenes of Alaskan life, USA, c. 1960.
Satirical playing cards manufactured by Francar y Cía depicting political situation, Barcelona, 1872...
Raimundo García pattern produced by José Cumplido in Madrid, dated 1860 on the four of coins.
‘Amorcillos’ (Cupids), a masterpiece from the golden age of Spanish playing cards by Clemente Roxas,...
Félix Solesio e Hijos - Real Fábrica de Madrid - Spanish National pattern for Venezuela
Aluette game by Fabrique Dieudonné Jeune, Orléans, for Spanish market, c.1850.
A Spanish-suited pack as conceived by 48 different artists from the region of Murcia.