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Published January 18, 2024 Updated January 18, 2024

Jeu des Copains

French popular singing stars of the 1960s.

1965 France Le Triboulet Music Pop Culture Add to Collection

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!

Jeu des Copains playing cards published by Le Triboulet and M. Malherbe, France, c1965 Jeu des Copains playing cards published by Le Triboulet and M. Malherbe, France, c1965 Jeu des Copains playing cards published by Le Triboulet and M. Malherbe, France, c1965

Above: Jeu des Copains playing cards published by Le Triboulet and M. Malherbe, France, c1965. Printer unknown. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 extra card in tuck box. Size: 58 x 88 mm. © by Le Triboulet and M. Malherbe.

The back design is reproduced on the back of the box • see the box

Reference

Fournier Museum Catalogue, Vol. 1, France 444.

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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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