Grimaud (1978) / Cocoa Puffs / Whitehall (1991)
|Grimaud, France (1978)
In 1978, on the occasion of the opening of the Jules Verne Museum in Nantes and for the 150th anniversary of Jules Verne's birth, a deck of 54 playing cards was designed. (54 = 2 Jokers + 52 cards (full deck))
The images on the Aces, and the Royal cards were images representing either characters or machines in Jules Verne's books.
The breakdown is as follows:
The cards shown here, are the French version, with the grey/green
|Cocoa Puffs Authors Game (date unsure)
(This item was noticed on eBay.com)
A miniature deck of cards, measuring 1 inch x 1.5 inch, for a game of "Authors" which is like "Go Fish".
There are 4 cards for each author, and the deck includes rules cards.
The reverse design, is "Sonny" the Cocoa Puff bird.
This was most likely a "prize" inside a box of Coacoa Puffs.
|Whitehall, USA (1991)
A card game called Science Fiction Authors, is produced by Whitehall Line of Yarmouth, Maine, copyright 1991. The game consists of a regular deck of 52 cards, with each suit containing an identical set of authors.
The 2 of each suit (spades, clubs, hearts, diamonds) has the image of Jules Verne, with 4 titles of his books listed.
The books listed are:
20,000 Leagues Under the SeaOther authors represented in the deck include:
Frank Herbert, J R R Tolkien, H G Wells, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke, Roger Zelany, Gordon Dickson, Ursula K Le Guin, Robert Heinlein, C S Lewis & Piers Anthony
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