Mint set of very striking cards featuring the brilliant original designs of M. Gaudin. The World Web Playing Card Museum has what appear to be 2 entries for these cards. One of the entries identifies the cards as Carta Mundi cards from 1976 (WWPCM #09599), while the other entry shows the publisher as M. Gaudin of France (WWPCM #07161).
M. Gaudin is the artist that designed the cards, but it seems unlikely that the deck was self-published. The cards are professionally made. At the same time, I have serious doubts that these cards were made by Carta Mundi. They are larger and thicker than Carta Mundi cards. I have elected to identify them simply by the artist’s name, and while, if forced to guess, I would guess that they date to the early 1990’s, there is nothing to indicate. They could date almost any time in the past 65 years.
The deck has 52 suited cards, plus 2 Jokers. The cards are large, measuring 96mm x 63mm. There is no box.
The cards are mint. They came to me in a cellophane wrapper, and I removed them for purposes of inspecting and photographing them for this listing.
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