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‘Glorious Russia’ playing cards made in France by Grimaud, c.1995

‘Glorious Russia’ playing cards depicting famous historical emperors, rulers and leaders, made in France by Grimaud, c.1995, with English indices. The four aces depict coats of arms of the royal empire. The captions on the court cards are bi-lingual Russian and English.

‘Glorious Russia’ playing cards made in France by Grimaud, c.1995 ‘Glorious Russia’ playing cards made in France by Grimaud, c.1995

Above: ‘Glorious Russia’ playing cards made in France by Grimaud (France Cartes Group), c.1995. 36 cards in box. Also published as 52 cards + 2 jokers

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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