Heron “Revolution, 1789-1989” Playing Cards, French Revolution Bicentennial, c.1989Heron “Revolution, 1789-1989” Playing Cards, French Revolution Bicentennial, c.1989Heron “Revolution, 1789-1989” Playing Cards, French Revolution Bicentennial, c.1989Heron “Revolution, 1789-1989” Playing Cards, French Revolution Bicentennial, c.1989Heron “Revolution, 1789-1989” Playing Cards, French Revolution Bicentennial, c.1989Heron “Revolution, 1789-1989” Playing Cards, French Revolution Bicentennial, c.1989

Mint set of cards made by Heron to commemorate the bicentennial of the French Revolution. The court cards feature illustrations of persons prominent in the French Revolution, including Robespierre, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Barbaroux, Madame Roland and Danton. I do not know who designed these images, but they have a slightly “modern” look, different than the solemn, respectful portraits one might expect in a Bicentennial deck. The Ace of Spades is the Eye of Providence symbol associated with the Declaration of the Rights of Man (and also prominent on the Great Seal of the United States above an unfinished pyramid). There is a symbol on the Jokers and Ace of Hearts that is unfamiliar to me.

The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus a bridge scoring card in French. The cards are slightly small bridge size, measuring 87mm x 57mm, and come in the original box.

The cards and box are “as new.”

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Heron “Revolution, 1789-1989” Playing Cards, French Revolution Bicentennial, c.1989

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