“Classic” playing cards designed by Paul Mathison for Lanselle Co., 1959. The court cards are inspired by classical mythological figures and are double-ended but different at each end. See the explanatory leaflet

“Classic” playing cards designed by Paul Mathison, 1959

Above: “Classic” playing cards designed by Paul Mathison and printed by Heraclio Fournier S.A., 1959 & 1970. The four aces (shown above) incorporate both French and Spanish suit symbols. 52 cards + 2 jokers + leaflet in box. This is the second edition of 1970. The four of clubs has the black exportation tax stamp used after 1964.


García Martín, Enrique: La Baraja Francesa de figuras dobles de Heraclio Fournier, La Sota Nº 29, 2003

Scans of cards courtesy Rex Pitts.

Last Updated April 05, 2019 at 04:40pm


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