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Published March 04, 2023 Updated March 04, 2023

Visite de Saint Tropez

Souvenir pack with 54 different views of Saint Tropez.

1994 France Altapo-Vigno J.L. Vignoli Souvenir Add to Collection

Saint Tropez is at the western end of the French Riviera. An old fishing village, from the 1950s it became known as a seaside resort much frequented by the international jet set including Brigitte Bardot. It counts six beaches along its 12 kilometres of coastline. The colour photographs in this pack were taken by J.L. Vignoli (with the collaboration of B.J.T. Powell). Each view is named in French and English: some of them are quite amusing commentaries about life in the town. On the back is a pattern of flags and pennants in red and white, the colours of the flag of Saint Tropez. See the box

Souvenir of Saint Tropez printed and published by Edition Altapo-Vigno, Marseille, France, 1994 Souvenir of Saint Tropez printed and published by Edition Altapo-Vigno, Marseille, France, 1994 Souvenir of Saint Tropez printed and published by Edition Altapo-Vigno, Marseille, France, 1994

Above: Souvenir of Saint Tropez printed and published by Edition Altapo-Vigno, Marseille, France, 1994. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 extra publicity card in tuck box. Size: 63 x 88 mm.

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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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