Dusserre (Heron) “Carmen” Playing Cards, Moncla Designs, c.1984

Wonderful deck of cards published by Dusserre and made by Heron to accompany the release in 1984 of a movie based upon the famous Bizet opera, "Carmen." The movie was produced by Patrice Ledoux for Gaumont and directed by Francesco Rosi; it was critically well received and nominated for a Golden Globe. The Aces are illustrations of scenes from the opera, and the Jokers and court cards portray the actors and actresses of the movie in costume and identifies their characters. The name "Moncla" is on the Ace of Spades and the World Web Playing Card Museum indicates that this is the name of the artist.

The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus an extra card that introduces the movie. The cards are wide, measuring 88mm x 64mm, and come in the original box.

The cards are mint, with a wrapper around them, but removed from the wrapper to be inspected and photographed for this listing. The box is clean as new, but dented and with slight wear at a couple of the corners.

Reference: Fournier, Playing Cards II, France 629.

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