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Published January 25, 2024 Updated January 25, 2024

Hôtels-Grils Campanile

Publicity pack for the Campanile hotel and restaurant chain featuring French provincial costumes, with designs by James Hodges.

1986 France Dusserre Héron James Hodges Advertising Fashion & Costume Add to Collection

Shortly before this pack was produced, metropolitan France was reorganised into 22 regions, all of which are represented here by a male or female figure in appropriate attire – on the 12 court cards, on each of the Aces, and on each of the Jokers. Each region’s name, coat of arms and capital are also included together with a detail of a tourist site on each of the court cards and Jokers. The figures in costume are typical of the work of the well-known designer, James Hodges. Although there is no specific explanation, the names on the pip cards are presumably those of the places where Campanile hotels and restaurants can be found. All in all, an attractive and colourful pack. See the box

publicity pack for the Campanile hotel and restaurant chain with designs by James Hodges, published by Editions Dusserre, printed by Maitres Cartiers Boéchat (‘Héron’), France, c1986 publicity pack for the Campanile hotel and restaurant chain with designs by James Hodges, published by Editions Dusserre, printed by Maitres Cartiers Boéchat (‘Héron’), France, c1986 publicity pack for the Campanile hotel and restaurant chain with designs by James Hodges, published by Editions Dusserre, printed by Maitres Cartiers Boéchat (‘Héron’), France, c1986

Above: publicity pack for the Campanile hotel and restaurant chain with designs by James Hodges, published by Editions Dusserre, printed by Maitres Cartiers Boéchat (‘Héron’), Bordeaux, France, c1986. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 title card in tuck box. Size: 63 x 88 mm. The back and front of the box are identical.

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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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