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Jeux L.G.L., Paris

“BridgPoker”

A rare Art Deco pack by Jeux L.G.L., Paris.

Art Deco pack by Jeux L.G.L., Paris

Above: from the collection of Barney Townshend. See also: Tungsram Playing Cards


“Spanish Deck”

Spanish-suited pack by Jeux L.G.L. Paris

Above: Spanish-suited pack by Jeux L.G.L. Paris in art deco style. The four of coins features a crowned lion and the four kings are also crowned. The pages may be female. From the collection of Alberto Pérez González.

“Parisian” Spanish Deck

Spanish-suited pack by Jeux L.G.L. Paris

Above: alternative Spanish-suited pack by Jeux L.G.L. with square corners. The four of coins also features a crowned lion and the four kings are crowned with their calves showing, resembling the Spanish “Parisian” pattern. From the collection of Enrique García Martín.

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By Barney Townshend

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Retired Airline Pilot, interested in: Transformation Playing Cards, Karl Gerich and Elaine Lewis. Secretary of the EPCS. Treasurer of the IPCS.


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