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Published March 09, 2024 Updated March 09, 2024

54 Affiches Retro

54 different old French advertising posters, mainly for travel and health products.

1991 France France Cartes Advertising Health Add to Collection

Vintage posters are both collectable and decorative. The 54 French ones included in this pack feature publicity mainly for travel and for health products. All but two are in vertical format. To leave space for the posters to be appreciated, the indices have been considerably reduced in size. The backs are relatively plain – what is sometimes called a “crazy paving” pattern in blue or reddish brown, often seen on much older packs than this.  See the box

54 Affiches Retro playing cards printed and published by France Cartes, Saint-Max, France, 1991 54 Affiches Retro playing cards printed and published by France Cartes, Saint-Max, France, 1991
54 Affiches Retro playing cards printed and published by France Cartes, Saint-Max, France, 1991

Above: 54 Affiches Retro playing cards printed and published by France Cartes, Saint-Max, France, 1991. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 title card in tuck box. Size: 63 x 88 mm.

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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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