‘El Cid’ playing cards manufactured by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain.
Some examples of playing cards made in Catalonia from the collection of Iris Mundus, Barcelona.
La Baraja 'Hoja de Afeitar'. Baraja de Hojas Maravilla descalificadas como de primerísima categoría.
Catalan pattern by Gráfica S.A., Buenos Aires, 1980s
Cartes à Jouer Espagnoles Héron - Catalan pattern
Cartes Catalanes are used in a small area in the Eastern Pyrenées region of Southern France.
With a distinct history stretching back to the early middle ages, many Catalans think of themselves as a separate nation from the rest of Spain
“El Ciervo” No.4 manufactured by Hija de Antonio Comas during the Spanish Civil War, with mural crown and flag of the 2nd Republic on the ace of coins, c.1938
Sebastian Comas y Ricart - Hija de A. Comas “El Ciervo” Spanish Catalan pattern, c.1930
Naipes Intransparentes de Una Hoja No.55 made by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier (Vitoria) for exportation to Argentina, c.1940.
Francisco Girbau & Cia, Buenos Aires, c.1890-1935
Spanish Catalan pattern No.6 by Heráldica Castanyer, Sabadell (Barcelona), c.1980
Spanish-suited playing cards made specially for the Instituto Nacional de Calidad 2006 awards
Catalan pattern by unusual manufacturer from Madrid, J. Muñoz, Getafe, c.1870s
Jeu D’Aluettes manufactured by Boéchat Frères, Bordeaux, c.1950 with archaic Spanish features mixed with the standard Catalan pattern
Catalan type by Juan Roura, La Hispano-Americana, Barcelona (1872 - 1962)
Luis Guarro’s “El Caballo con Manta” Catalan pattern by Fabricantes de Naipes de España, c.1920
Mas-Reynals standard Catalan pattern comes in several slightly different versions
Mesmaekers Spanish Pack for export to Spanish colonies and South American countries, c.1875
A colourful version of the Spanish Catalan pattern from Colombia, with a crowing cockerel on the 4 of cups.
An example of the typical version of the Spanish Catalan pattern which is widely used in South American countries, especially Argentina, Chile and Uruguay
Naipes ‘Bambú’ manufactured by M.C. de Casabó Ltda, Montevideo, c.1950
Naipes ‘Jaque’ Catalan pattern manufactured by Casabó S.A. for Laboratorios Gautier, c.1997.
Naipes ‘Retruco’ published by Fantasias S.A., Montevideo, c.1980.
Standard Catalan-type deck, titled "El Mexicano", by an anonymous Argentinean manufacturer, c.1980s
Naipes Samsó published by N.E.G.S.A. (Barcelona) c.1965
Naipes Vencedor, manufactured in Paraguay by La Vencedora S.A, c.1985
Publicity playing cards for RedElec Argentina, c.2008
Standard Spanish Catalan pattern playing cards by S. Giráldez, Barcelona, c.1905.
Supermercados CHIP playing cards manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1979
Torras y Sanmartí y Cía, Barcelona, 1830
Vic Joc de Cartes, happy families quartet game, 1990
Wenceslao Guarro Catalan Pattern by Fabricantes de Naipes de España, c.1925
Uncoloured and uncut sheet of XV Century Catalan Playing Cards, featuring four female Sotas, four Aces and four cards from the suit of batons.