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Advertising & publicity playing cards manufactured by Joker S.A.

Advertising and publicity playing cards manufactured by JOKER S.A.I.C., Chorroarín 1068, Buenos Aires, c.1980-present.

Joker S.A.I.C. produce a wide range including children's card games, tarot cards and advertising decks, some examples of which are shown on this page, alongside their standard Spanish-suited and Anglo-American playing cards.

Nobleza Gaucha Mate advertising playing cards by Joker S.A., c.1979

Above: promotional deck for Nobleza Gaucha Mate, showing the word 'joker' on the four of cups from before the new logo was designed. The address is given as Tacauri 127, which gives an estimated date of c.1979. At this time the cards were probably still being manufactured by Cía Fabril Financiera S.A.

Esso advertising playing cards by Joker S.A., c.1980

Above: promotional deck for Esso petroleum, showing the word 'joker' on the four of cups and joker from before the new logo was designed, as shown in the examples below. However, the address is already given as Chorroarín 1068, which gives an estimated date of c.1980-2.

Below: further examples of advertising cards produced by Joker S.A. from the late-1980s, 90s and more recently. In Spanish-suited packs, the 'Joker' logo appears on the fours of cups, the jokers and the box. The French-suited packs have elaborately patterned court card designs, which were inherited from Cía Fabril Financiera.

Assorted advertising playing cards by Joker S.A. Advertising playing cards by Joker S.A. deck for Blenders Whisky with jumbo indices manufactured by Joker, S.A., c.2006

Above: promotional deck for Blenders Whisky with jumbo indices manufactured by Joker, S.A., c.2006.

Martini advertising playing cards by Joker S.A., c.2006

Above: standard English courts for Martini, published by Meyer Action Marketing and manufactured by Joker, S.A., c.2006.

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Last Updated January 25, 2016 at 05:54pm

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