Gibert Jeune was a real Parisian institution and landmark. It ceased trading from its famous address in Place Saint-Michel in 2021. Fifty years earlier, in 1971, the artist James Hodges (1928-2019) had created this publicity pack for the Gibert Jeune bookshop in his own inimitable style. Each court card features two different figures, many resembling lecturers and students, in keeping with the academic reading material sold by the bookshop in the Latin Quarter of Paris near the Sorbonne. The back design in orange and white includes two of the then addresses of the bookshop.
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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 Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Characters from the 2007 film Shrek the Third, a DreamWorks Animation production.
Advertising pack designed by James Hodges for a company specialising in regional cakes and biscuits....
Joan of Arc and her contemporaries in a colourful pack designed by Patrice Louis.
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
Typical costumes and views of Alsace together with lists of the principal sights.
Egg-shaped cards created by Rodolfo Krasno employing photographic images by Michel Leclerc.
French Cartomancy cards published by J. Gaudais; printed by Mansion, Paris, c.1830.
On-line offsite data backup publicity playing cards produced by The Bunker, United Kingdom, c. 2004....
Publicity pack for the East German furniture industry, with designs by Werner-Hans Schlegel.
Clamcleats playing cards for sailors designed by Celia Allison, New Zealand, 1986.
Costumes from four operas premiered at the Paris Opera between 1830 and 1840.
Honouring the bicentenary of the Montgolfier brothers’ first balloon flights in 1783.
A colourful pack aimed at children, with illustrations by Muriel Kerba.
Publicity pack for Gibert Jeune, the famous Parisian bookshop, with designs by James Hodges.
A flicker pack with different backs, advertising the Saab 900 Convertible motor car.
Complete contents of a sample book of advertising cards by De La Rue
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“Le Nouvel Etteilla” cartomancy deck published in Paris by La Veuve Gueffier, 1806.
Promotional pack for a German steel hardening business, with designs by Costante Costantini.
Glico Almond Chocolate playing cards with designs by Izumi Tamai, produced by Nintendo, Japan.
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Révolution 1789-1989, celebrating the bicentenary of the French revolution, France, 1989
George Bell & Sons produced ‘The Club Series’ of books each specialising in one or more of the popul...
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Cyclists from the Domex-Weinmann team who took part in the 1989 Tour de France.
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Why did so many early writers about whist and other card games feel the need to write under a pseudo...
‘Cartes Catalanes’ published by Fossorier, Amar et Cie (Paris)