Wayang is a traditional form of puppet theatre entertainment which originated on the island of Java but which is also known in Bali and elsewhere. The name wayang can refer to the entire show or to the puppet itself. The strong, full-length designs in this pack were created by Youdi des Aubrys, an artist considered Dutch but who was born in Indonesia in 1928. As of June 2022, she was still alive, living and working between Menton and Nice. The characters depicted are not named. The Aces are elaborately decorated, with scaled-down, simplified versions of these suit-signs appearing on the pip cards. Shown here is one of two different back designs produced.
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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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