Mint, sealed double deck of beautiful cards made by Grimaud for the celebrated Paris restaurant opened by Lasserre in the 1940s, “Club de la Casserole,” a popular dining spot of Salvador Dali, Andrè Malraux, and other luminaries. I have dated the cards c.1950s, because the restaurant was at the height of its success during that decade, but it could be dated almost any time since the restaurant opened. It is still in business today.
I assume that each deck has 52 cards, plus at least 2 Jokers. The Ace of Spades that shows through the cellophane is unfamiliar to me, and may have some relationship to the restaurant. The cards are wide, measuring 88mm x 63mm, and they come in the original hard plastic box.
As noted, the cards are mint and sealed. The hard plastic box is in excellent condition. It has light scratches that appear as shadows in the photographs, but its condition is excellent.
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