Grimaud “Bretagne” Playing Cards, Artist Unknown, c.1970Grimaud “Bretagne” Playing Cards, Artist Unknown, c.1970Grimaud “Bretagne” Playing Cards, Artist Unknown, c.1970Grimaud “Bretagne” Playing Cards, Artist Unknown, c.1970Grimaud “Bretagne” Playing Cards, Artist Unknown, c.1970Grimaud “Bretagne” Playing Cards, Artist Unknown, c.1970

Mint, sealed deck of extremely charming cards made by Grimaud, c.1970, known by the name “Bretagne.” I have never seen this deck before, nor have I found it in the literature available to me, although it is shown on the World Web Playing Card Museum website. It is dated 1970 there, and I have adopted the date; I tend to think that it is a fairly rare deck. The delightful artwork is a bit reminiscent of that of Henry Favré in the Scaramouche deck made by Triboulet (this shop, #T00002924), but there is nothing on the cards themselves to indicate that he did the designs used in these cards. The courts of each suit have a similar look, but they are not identical. The final 2 pictures of this listing are of the actual deck for sale; the pictures showing the faces of the cards are from an open deck.

The deck has 52 suited cards, plus 3 Jokers, plus a bridge scoring card. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm. There is no box.

The cards are mint and sealed.

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Item ID: T00003460

Grimaud “Bretagne” Playing Cards, Artist Unknown, c.1970

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