FRANCE

-1-  -2-

 

FRA-001: Leonor Fini by Acanthe, 1949. Beautiful illustrated surrealistic courts by Leonor Fini. Plain aces. Complete with 52 cards, the joker and a blank card in excellent condition with shiny gold edges. Comes in the original sliding box, which is in very good condition.
€ 90
Click HERE and HERE to see some more cards.

 

FRA-004: Single imaged French pattern, probably by Grimaud, c 1820. Complete with 52 cards in excellent condition. Comes in a nice antique box, probably late 19th century, which is in very good condition.
€ 100
Click HERE to see more courts and HERE to see the front of the box.

 

FRA-005: 2 different decks, published by the Venise Simplon-Orient Express. The first deck was published in 1986 (click HERE and HERE to see the courts). The second deck, which belongs to the double box, was published around 2005. Click HERE and HERE to see the courts and HERE to see the double box. Cards of both decks are in unused, near mint condition.
€ 75

 

FRA-010: `"Modèle B", printed by Banco from Paris and published as an advertising deck for Photo-hall in the 1950's. Complete with 52 cards, 2 jokers and a blank card, in excellent condition. Comes in a Banco box.
€ 50
Click HERE to see the rest of the courts.

 

FRA-021: "Typ VERT", transparent cards, published by David from Paris, 1890's. Unusual set of only pip cards, with very mild erotic images hidden until the cards are held to the light. Complete with 32 cards, in very good condition. Comes in a plastic box.
€ 130

 

FRA-023: "Christian Louboutin", published in 2016. Different images on the courts, highlighting the Louboutin shoes in a wild design. Aces with some of the best selling shoes, recognizable by their red soles. Complete with 52 cards and 2 jokers, all in unused, near mint condition, with shiny gold edges. Comes single in the original, special luxury presentation box, within a red carton protection box.
€ 40
Click HERE and HERE to see all the courts and aces.

 

FRA-026: "Jeu de 54 Cartes de Luxe", printed by Boéchat Frères and published by Editions J.C. Dusserre in 1978. First edition of this fantasy pattern, designed by Henri Simoni. Complete with 52 cards and 2 jokers, all in excellent+ condition. Comes in the original box, which is in excellent condition too.
€ 25
Click HERE to see the courts and aces (and read the last part of the text) 

 

FRA-032: "Hermès", published by Hermès in 2010. Designed by Pierre Marie. Luxury edition with shiny silver edges. Complete with 52 cards and 2 (similar) jokers, all in unused, near mint condition. Comes in the original Hermès box, which is in excellent+ condition.
€ 65
Click HERE to see the rest of the courts and more info.

 

FRA-035: "Oeufs de Cartes", printed by Boéchat for Dusserre and published by Philippe Tailleur in 1981. Designed by Rodolfo Krasno (1926 - 1982). Egg shaped cards, somewhat larger than normal. On the pip cards the number of fingers corresponds with the value of the card. Complete with 52 cards, 2 jokers and the title card, all in excellent condition. Comes in the original plastic box.
€ 45
Click HERE to see some more cards.

 

FRA-036: "Les Biens Gaulé(e)s", drawn erotic designs, published by Mirontaine in 2012. Complete with 52 cards, 2 jokers and 2 extra cards, all in excellent condition. Comes in the original 2-piece, illustrated metal box, also in excellent condition.
€ 17
Click HERE and HERE to see some more cards.

 

FRA-037: "Blocus", printed by Catel & Farcy and published in a large, special presentation box in 1965. Inside are a booklet and 2 different illustrated decks of 32 cards, a joker and an extra card each. Cards are somewhat larger than usual. Excellent condition of cards, booklet and box.
€ 40
Click HERE and HERE to see some more cards and HERE and HERE to see the box.

 

FRA-040: "Vins de France", 1st edition, printed by J.M. Simon and published by Grimaud in 1979. Courts and aces with illustrations of French wines, surrounded by their names as an outline. Complete with 52 cards, 2 jokers, extra card and leaflet in French, all in excellent condition. Comes in the original box, which is also in excellent condition.
€ 15
Click HERE to see the other courts, aces and jokers (first vertical row).

 

FRA-043: "Oscar Wilde Playing Cards", printed by Grimaud and published by Pressage International in 1986. Designed by R. Fanto. All cards have a different image. Complete with 52 cards, 2 jokers, 2 extra cards and an explicative leaflet, all in excellent condition with shiny gold corners. Comes in the special 2-piece box, in excellent condition too, but too high to send as a letter, so mind the postage.
€ 25
Click HERE to see the cards and read more about Oscar Wilde.

 

FRA-044: "Jeu de Têtes", probably printed by Heron and published by Pastor Création in 1972. Designed by Eduard Pastor. Courts and jokers show large heads. Complete with 52 cards, 2 jokers and an extra card, all in excellent condition with shiny gold edges. Comes single in the original double box, which is also still in excellent condition.
€ 40
Click HERE to see some more cards.

 

FRA-049: "Atout Chiens", printed by Heron and published by Atout Chiens in the mid 1990's. Courts, aces and 2 jokers show a different breed of dogs on each card. Beautifully detailed paintings by Bernard Vercruyce, set against a different background from Belle-Isle-enMer (France). Still sealed, in the original box. If you've seen his cats deck, you can imagine the quality of his work in this deck too.
€ 20

 

FRA-050: "MX", printed by Roland Dubroca and published by Les Amis du Nouveau Commerce in 1977. Special designed courts, aces and jokers by Suzanne Barta. Complete with 52 cards and 2 jokers, all in excellent condition. Comes as a single deck in the original double box, with an illustrated booklet about playing cards (in French) added inside and the original wrapper outside.
€ 35
Click HERE and HERE to see the other courts and aces and HERE to see the box and booklet.

 

FRA-052: "Hermès", printed by Draeger Frères and published by Hermès in 1965. Complete with 52 cards, 2 jokers a title card and a blank card, all in excellent condition. Cards have shiny gold edges. Comes as a single deck in the original double box, which is in very good- condition.
€ 50
Click HERE to see the other courts and read some more about the deck.

 

FRA-053: "Hermès", printed by Grimaud and published by Hermès in 1997. Special designed courts, but artist is unknown. Complete with 52 cards and 2 jokers all in unused, near mint condition, with shiny gold edges. Comes together with a sealed deck (same back design, but in green) in the original double box, which is in excellent condition too.
€ 80 
SOLD
Click HERE to see the other courts and read more about the deck.

 

FRA-054: Standard French pattern, printed and published by B.P. Grimaud, but the date is unknown to me. Cards are somewhat larger than usual. Although there are no indices and the cards have a plain pink back, I'm not sure that it is very old. Complete with 52 cards, all in excellent condition.
€ 15
Click HERE to see some more cards.

 

FRA-055: "Parfum Rochas", printed by Grimaud and published by Les Parfums Rochas in 1973. All different use of a similar looking design on the courts. Complete with 52 cards, 2 jokers, a title card and a bridge score card, all in very good+ condition. The deck comes single in the original double box, which is in good+ condition.
€ 30
Click HERE to see all the courts and read more about the deck.

 

FRA-059: "Les Mousquetaires" (The Musketeers), printed by Draeger Frères and published by Philibert in 1954. Illustrated by Albert Dubout on the courts, aces and jokers. Complete with 52 cards, 2 jokers and the title card, all in very good+ condition, with shiny gold edges. Comes in the original Philibert sliding box.
€ 60
Click HERE to see all the courts, aces and jokers.

 

FRA-060: "Can Can", printed by Draeger Frères and published by Philibert in 1956. Illustrated by Monique Ariette (a pseudonym for Gabriel Garachon). There are 52 cards, 2 jokers and a title card, but not the other title card or a numbered card. Cards are in very good condition, with shiny gold corners, and the deck comes in the original box in soft plastic cover, which is in very good condition.
€ 25
Click HERE to see some more cards.

 

FRA-061: "Crédit Maritime Mutuel", printed by Boechat Frères and published by Dusserre for the CMM bank in the 1990's. Courts show pirates on the kings and jacks. Illustrations were done by Henri Simoni. Complete with 52 cards, 2 jokers and a title card, all in excellent condition. Comes in the original box, which is in very good condition.
€ 25 
SOLD
Click HERE to see some more cards.

 

FRA-062: "Pathe Marconi", no info about this deck other than that it was published by Pathe Marconi, apparently for retailers (see second joker). Complete with 52 cards and 2 jokers, all in very good condition. No box.
€ 10 
SOLD
Click HERE to see some more cards.

 

-1-  -2-