Pack issued to mark the 52nd French Table Tennis Championships held in Montpellier in 1979. The court cards have colour photos of male and female table tennis players in action. Each one is named in the white border at the bottom of the card. The other cards are plain. Indices: R, D, V, 1.
Note: the arms on the backs of these cards are of Languedoc and of Roussillon. Languedoc-Roussillon was a French region between 1969 and 2016, thus covering the period when these championships took place, and the regional capital was Montpellier. That region has since joined up with Midi-Pyrénées to form Occitanie. - R.S.
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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.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
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