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Published November 28, 2023 Updated December 03, 2023

Shrek the Third playing cards

Characters from the 2007 film Shrek the Third, a DreamWorks Animation production.

2007 France Universal Pictures Advertising Animation Movies & Film Add to Collection

Shrek the Third (also known as Shrek 3) is a 2007 American animated comedy film loosely based on the 1990 children’s book Shrek! by William Steig. This pack was produced for the launch of the film in France (Shrek le troisième). The main characters are Shrek (on the four Ks), Princesse Fiona (Qs), l’Ane (Donkey; Js) and Le Chat Potté (Puss in Boots; Jokers). On the numeral cards, heads of the same four characters replace the pips, most of which are arranged unconventionally. The back design and box include an advertisement for Vittel bottled water, a Nestlé Waters France product. See the box

Shrek the Third playing cards made for Nestlé Waters France, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 2007 Shrek the Third playing cards made for Nestlé Waters France, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 2007 Shrek the Third playing cards made for Nestlé Waters France, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 2007

Above: Shrek the Third playing cards made for Nestlé Waters France, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 2007. Probably printed in China. 52 cards + 2 (identical) Jokers in tuck box. Size: 57 x 87 mm. The box is the same front and back. Shrek is a registered trademark of DreamWorks Animation LLC. Shrek the Third ™ & © 2007 DreamWorks Animation LLC.

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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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