Naipes “La Estrella” Cadiz pattern for Ginebra BOLS by Igor Domicelj, Bs Aires, c.1954.
This version of the Spanish Cadiz pattern is copied from ‘Naipes El Heraldo’ by Segundo de Olea.
In this example the backs feature advertising for Bols gin inset over a standard criss-cross back pattern.
The rest of the pack is also a standard "La Estrella" deck,
and is the first advertising deck produced by Domicelj / Vigor, c.1954-5.
Above: Naipes “La Estrella” Spanish-suited playing cards made for BOLS gin by Igor Domicelj, Buenos Aires, c.1954.
Subsequent editions were produced by Vigor S.R.L., after the company was renamed in c.1955.
Above: tax band from Naipes Bols overstamped Igor L. M. Domicelj, c.1954.
Above: detail from wrapper giving the manufacturer's name as Vigor S.R.L., Tejedor 244-56, Bs Aires, c.1955.
The control slip also has the manufacturer's address as Fabrica de Naipes Vigor, Tejedor 244-56, Bs Aires.