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Jeu du Bicentenaire de la Révolution Française

Pack created by Yannick Pennanguer commemorating the bicentenary of the French Revolution and the centenary of L’Est Républicain.

1989 France France Cartes Yannick Pennanguer Commemorative Revolution Add to Collection

Two different anniversaries were marked by the issuance of this pack: the bicentenary of the French Revolution (1789-1989) and the centenary of the Nancy-based newspaper, L’Est Républicain (1889-1989). The latter is commemorated on the reverse, while the court cards depict famous men and women involved in the French Revolution, such as Marat and Robespierre. Yannick Pennanguer’s designs are striking for two reasons: the blue, white and red ‘painted’ backgrounds which remind one of the French tricolour, and the dotted, pointillist style used to create the designs on the courts, aces and jokers. More information is given in the accompanying leaflet (in French)

Jeu du Bicentenaire de la Révolution Française made by France Cartes, Saint-Max, France, 1989 Jeu du Bicentenaire de la Révolution Française made by France Cartes, Saint-Max, France, 1989 Jeu du Bicentenaire de la Révolution Française made by France Cartes, Saint-Max, France, 1989
Jeu du Bicentenaire de la Révolution Française made by France Cartes, Saint-Max, France, 1989

Above: Jeu du Bicentenaire de la Révolution Française made by France Cartes, Saint-Max, France, 1989. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 extra cards + foldout leaflet in tuck box. Size: 58 x 89 mm.

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Reference

Depaulis, T. “Les cartes de la Révolution”. Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1989 (cat. no. 111).

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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.


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