Taking its name from the 1960s radio programme and magazine called Salut les copains (meaning Hi friends in English) which featured many of the top names of French popular music of the time, this pack has photographic images of 14 such stars including the four members of les Players on the Jacks. The court cards are double-ended and the Jokers single-ended. The names of the stars together with other credits are listed on the extra card. The most enduring of the stars shown is undoubtedly singer-songwriter, guitarist and sculptor Hugues Aufray (KS), a French ‘national treasure’ who, at the age of 94, has recently remarried and is still performing!
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Fournier Museum Catalogue, Vol. 1, France 444.
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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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