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Published November 06, 2022 Updated November 06, 2022

Le Jeu des Chats (Dubout)

Cartoon-style illustrations of cats on playing cards created by the French artist Albert Dubout.

2006 France Editions Face&Dos Albert Dubout Cartoon Cats Humour Add to Collection

As well as being famous for his caricatures featuring outsize ladies and diminutive, puny-looking men, Albert Dubout (1905-76) also loved to draw cats in all their many guises. His drawings are full of humour, with the cats often being given human traits or characteristics. Every card in this pack is illustrated in black and white, with grey borders where the indices (in French) have been placed. Dubout himself appears in caricature on one of the Jokers. See the box

“Le Jeu des Chats” playing cards created by Albert Dubout, c.2006 “Le Jeu des Chats” playing cards created by Albert Dubout, c.2006 “Le Jeu des Chats” playing cards created by Albert Dubout, c.2006

Above: “Le Jeu des Chats” playing cards created by Albert Dubout, published by Editions Face&Dos, Paris, France, c2006. Maker unknown. 52 cards + 3 Jokers in tuck box. Size: 63 x 88 mm.

Albert Dubout (1905-76)

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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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