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Published March 01, 2015 Updated June 21, 2022

Legendary Harley-Davidson

Legendary Harley-Davidson Playing Cards, c.1995.

1995 France Héron Advertising Transport Add to Collection

Legendary Harley-Davidson Playing Cards

French style playing cards evoking a romantic view of U.S.A. bikers, reminiscent of the movie “Easy Rider”, promoting Legendary Harley-Davidson cologne, manufactured by Héron (France Cartes), c.1995.

‘Legendary Harley-Davidson’ cologne manufactured by Héron, c.1995

Above: French style playing cards for ‘Legendary Harley-Davidson’ cologne manufactured by Héron, c.1995. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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