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Published September 10, 2017 Updated March 24, 2022

Provinces de France

Jeu des Provinces de France published by Éditions Dusserre, 1979.

1979 France Boéchat Frères Dusserre Fashion & Costume Folklore Souvenir Add to Collection

Jeu des Provinces de France published by Éditions Dusserre, printed by Boéchat Frères, 1979. The aces, court cards and jokers feature designs by Gilbert Pinon depicting people in traditional costumes from different provinces. See the Box

Jeu des Provinces de France published by Éditions Dusserre, 1979 Jeu des Provinces de France published by Éditions Dusserre, 1979 Jeu des Provinces de France published by Éditions Dusserre, 1979

Above: Jeu des Provinces de France with designs by Gilbert Pinon, published by Éditions Dusserre, printed by Boéchat Frères, 1979. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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