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Published March 04, 2023 Updated March 04, 2023

Vues de Monaco-Monte Carlo

Souvenir pack with 54 different views of Monaco, especially Monte Carlo.

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

Monte Carlo is officially an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, often confused with the country itself. The Monte Carlo Casino, the Hôtel de Paris, the Café de Paris and the Salle Garnier (home of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo) are world-famous. 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. On the back is a pattern of red and white diamonds as they appear in the centre of the coat of arms of Monaco. See the box

ues de Monaco-Monte Carlo souvenir playing cards printed and published by Edition Altapo-Vigno, Marseille, France, 1994 ues de Monaco-Monte Carlo souvenir playing cards printed and published by Edition Altapo-Vigno, Marseille, France, 1994 ues de Monaco-Monte Carlo souvenir playing cards printed and published by Edition Altapo-Vigno, Marseille, France, 1994

Above: Vues de Monaco-Monte Carlo souvenir playing cards 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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