4 Decks Grimaud Playing Cards, $15/ea.: (i) "Jules Verne," Jean Bruneau Designs, c.1978; (ii) "Normandie 1944-1994," Yannick Pennanguer Designs, c.1993; (iii) "Jeu Philatelique," Jacques Hiver Designs, c.1990; (iv) "Les Montgolfieres," c.1983
● Very attractive deck of cards made by Grimaud c.1978, "Jules Verne,"on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jules Verne, published concurrently with the opening in Nantes of the Jules Verne Museum. The cards feature original designs by Jean Bruneau depicting persons (court cards) and environments (Aces) central to Verne's world. The Jokers portray Verne himself. The pips on the pip cards (but not the suit symbols themselves) are designs unique to these cards, and symbolize fire (Spades), the compass (Diamonds), the sea (Clubs) and the sky (Hearts). The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus a card announcing the deck. It is accompanied by a pamphlet insert in French that identifies the illustrations on the Aces and court cards. The cards are wide, measuring 89mm x 63mm. Reference: Fournier, Playing Cards, France 550.
● Moving deck made by Grimaud c.1993, "Normandie 1944-1994," on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy in 1944, the largest amphibious operation in history. The cards feature original designs by Yannick Pennanguer. The Jokers show the flags of the major Allied nations involved in the operation, the Aces depict modes of transport on land and on the sea, the Kings and Jacks portray prominent WWII military leaders, and the Queens illustrate the 5 beaches on which the landing took place. The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus a card announcing and describing the deck. The cards are wide, measuring 88mm x 63mm.
● Interesting and very attractive deck made by Grimaud c.1990, "Jeu Philatelique," celebrating historical stamps issued by La Poste, conceived and designed by Jacques Hiver. The court cards show stamps that themselves featured famous persons in French history. The Aces and Jokers are stamps from the Marianne de Gandon series issued at the end of WWII. The deck is accompanied by a paper insert in French that identifies the stamps depicted. The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus a card announcing the deck. The cards are wide, measuring 88mm x 63mm.
● Completely charming and very beautiful deck made by Grimaud c.1983, "Les Montgolfieres," celebrating Etienne and Joseph de Montgolfier and ballooning, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first balloon flight. The Aces, Jokers and court cards depict different models of balloons. The pip cards and backs show a medallion with an image of the Montgolfier brothers. The deck is accompanied by a booklet in French, English, German and Spanish, that begins with a description of the brothers and provides history on the balloons depicted. The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers. The cards are wide, measuring 88mm x 63mm. Reference: Fournier, Playing Cards II, France 618.
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