VALET DE PIQUE
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The Jack of Spades is a playing card, but also a brand of leather goods.
It is called Ogier for the French cards; it could be a halberdier (Man-at-Arms carrying the halberd) or a reference to one of Charlemagne's twelve peers. But Valet de pique is also a brand of French leather goods.
1- VALET DE PIQUE, THE PLAYING CARD
Its usual rank is between the ten of spades and the queen of spades (or the knight of spades in tarot). It is often the weakest figure. However, as with other Jacks, some games (such as Belote, Euchre or Karnöffel) may promote the Jack of Spades to the highest rank if it is a Trump.
In Latin signs, its equivalent is the Jack of Swords; in German signs, it is the Unter of Leaves (Grünunter); in Swiss signs, the Unter of Shields (Schiltenunder).
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2- VP OR VALET DE PIQUE, THE FRENCH LEATHER BRAND
Logo of "Valet de pique
Valet de pique is the story of two engineers who embarked on the creation of a brand of leather goods: Valet de Pique. The project is to make accessible quality pieces made to last, which are locally produced. It is a brand recognized for its values: an elegant style, a quality product, a responsible project. And this by encouraging to reduce overconsumption and by finding environmentally friendly means of production.
Why Valet de pique?
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3- VALET DE PIQUE FORTUNE-TELLING
The drawing of cards is called "cartomancy" (divination by cards or cartomancy). Cartomancers are called "fortune tellers".
The essence of the "divination" work consists of using intuition and active listening to guess certain elements of the person's life, which is then linked to the classical symbolism of the cards.
The activity of "prediction" is not generally recognized by the scientific community outside of statistical models. Cartomancy has no scientific basis, so we recommend that you pay attention to it.
4- CARD GAMES: THE VALET DE PIQUE
To win, you have to discard all your cards. The loser, who will be called "the louse", will have one card in hand at the end of the round.
One card is removed from the deck: the jack of spades or clubs. One player deals all the cards. Once the cards are in hand, each player will arrange his cards of the same suit and value in pairs.
Ex: A three of diamonds and hearts is a pair (not a king of spades and a king of hearts).
The players remove their pairs from their decks, the player who starts draws a card at random from the deck of the player on his left (and does not show it to the other players). If the card allows him to make a new pair, then he can discard the pair, if he cannot make a pair, he keeps the card in his deck.
The next player in turn draws from the cards of his neighbor, and so on.
At the end, there will be only one player who will have a card in his possession: the Jack of Clubs.
5- "VALET DE PIQUE" BY JOYCE CAROL OATES
Joyce Carol Oates is an American novelist. In her novel, Joyce portrays Andrew, a happy family man from a small town in New Jersey who is a successful writer. He has written about thirty detective novels, selling several million copies in the United States and around the world. What author wouldn't be jealous of Andrew's life? But he has a secret, one that even his closest friends don't know: Andrew writes perverse, violent, dark novels, which are very successful while intriguing and scandalizing the literary world. He publishes his scandalous novels under the pseudonym of Jack of Spades. But little by little, this balance, which he hides, will be threatened...
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