Double deck of the wonderful "Ciel de France" cards made by Draeger Freres and published by Miro Company, c.1950, with outstanding original designs on the court cards by Jacques Branger.
Each deck has 52 cards, plus 1 Joker, plus 1 insert card with advertising for Miro signed by Ely Culbertson. The cards are bridge size measuring 90mm by 58mm, with gold gilt at the corners. They are in the original box, an unusual one, made of a solid, hard material that is rounded at each end.
The cards are in exceptional condition, lightly used, if at all. The box is still structurally sound, although there is wear, especially at each end.
There is another double deck of these cards for sale in this shop (T0000609), not in quite as good condition as this set, and a single deck, also in superb condition (T00002799)
Reference: Fournier, Playing Cards, France 403.
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