Tarot game pack with fantasy sci-fi artwork on the trumps published by Pocket SF, France.
“Jeu des Quatre Saisons de l’An II” facsimile of French Revolution deck originally published by J. B. Debeine (Reims) 1793.
This beautifully engraved and pleasing deck designed in 1856 has French Kings and consorts as the Kings and Queens, with noble attendants as the Jacks, all dressed in magnificent period costumes.
B.P. Grimaud of Paris issued this very ornate costume deck called “Jeu Louis XV No.1502” in c.1895. It has been so popular that it has been re-published on numerous occasions and is still available today in modern re-prints or facsimiles.
Quénioux believed that aesthetic feelings are the highest values: “C’est précisément cet amour de l’artisan pour le travail qu’il accomplit, la satisfaction intime qu’il en éprouve, qui ont donné naissance à tous les arts et qui ont fait dire que l’art est la joie dans le travail”.
“Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil” published by Éditions Dusserre, Paris, based on originals published in 1838.
La Mariée du Mardi-Gras, published by Jeux et Jouets Français. Paris, early 1900s.
La Sibylle des Salons facsimile of 19th century deck published by J M Simon, 1979.
Happy Families game by “Laboratoires Modernes” promoting herbal products, c.1929
“Le Bossu de Notre-Dame” families card game published by Ducale (France Cartes), c.1998.
Le Jeu du Destin Antique, originally published by Grimaud in XIX c., republished many times since...
Éditions Philibert published playing cards in Paris from 1954 to 1960 including Le Florentin in Renaissance style.
Having deconstructed traditional, bourgeois playing card symbolism they produced new, liberated designs expressing their own beliefs and values. The court cards were persons expressing new, revolutionary ideals.
The beautiful images in this quartet game published by Jeux Spear in 1933 depict the progress of transport and travel since early times up til the 1930s.
Spanish-suited Aluette pack with 'FABRICANDO IN MADRID' printed on the Two of Swords and the legend Lequart - Paris printed in the top left corners of the court cards.
Les Géants d'un Mythe created by François Poulain and manufactured by Grimaud, 1983.