There has been very little playing card manufacture in Ecuador.
Cards are mostly supplied from Colombia, Argentina & Spain.
Known brand names include: Willy Wilson, La Raspa and “El Heraldo”.
Some locally-made tourist souvenir packs are also known including Naipe Ciudad de Quito,
Ecuador Turistico and Galapagos Islands souvenir cards.
An advertising deck published by UniBanco features adverts for businesses which use their CuotaFácil store card.
Above: “El Heraldo” playing cards made in Ecuador since the 1930s, inspired by the archaic Spanish National pattern, which is now rarely found (it also survives in North Africa).
The ace of coins features the rampant lion with two hemispheres, and the legend "El Heraldo - Clase Extra", with a small flying eagle motif. 40 cards, rounded corners.
Above: detail from “El Heraldo” advert, 1930s
Above: Naipe Ciudad de Quito
Above: Naipe “Mi Ecuador Turístico”
Above: Galapagos Islands Playing Cards
CuotaFácil Playing Cards for UniBanco, published by Poligrafica C.A., Ecuador.
Above: CuotaFácil playing cards produced for UniBanco, published by Poligrafica C.A., Ecuador. Each card features an advertisement for a store or business which accepts UniBanco's CuotaFácil store card. The box reads "have fun playing and shopping in the best stores in the country." 52 cards + 2 jokers in box.