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►
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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 King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
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