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Alvarez Holmberg y Cia,

detail from box, Naipes El Cortijo by Alvarez Holmberg y Cía, Buenos Aires, c.1950-70

Alvarez Holmberg y Cía, c.1950-70

Senillosa 157, Buenos Aires

Naipes "El Cortijo" (the Farmhouse) c.1955. 40 cards/40 naipes. The courts are based loosely on the Spanish Catalan pattern, although the sotas are somewhat novel and have shadows beneath them. The symbols on the Ace of Coins allude to the forces of air, land and sea which was often the case with Spanish-suited cards.

Holmberg also produced Club 21 Poker playing cards which were still in production around 1970.

Naipes El Cortijo by Alvarez Holmberg y Cía, Buenos Aires, c.1950-70 Naipes El Cortijo by Alvarez Holmberg y Cía, Buenos Aires, c.1950-70

Above: Naipes ''El Cortijo' by Alvarez Holmberg y Cía, Buenos Aires, c.1950-70. The cards are slightly narrower than normal. (Clich image to zoom).

Last Updated July 24, 2016 at 01:33pm

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