Dondorf Poker No. 140
Standard Anglo-American type deck issued for the Argentina Compañia General de Navegación Sociedad Anónima, c.1920s.
These designs were issued originally by B. Dondorf as Poker-Karte during the late 19th century. This edition was printed for Argentina Compañia General de Navegación Sociedad Anónima probably sometime during the 1920s. The indices are slightly thicker than in earlier editions, and there is a small difference of detail in the Ace of Spades, but in other respects the cards are identical. The manufacturer's name can be read on the Jack of Clubs as well as at the bottom of the Ace of Spades.
Argentina Compañia General de Navegación Sociedad Anónima was owned by A. M. Delfino (Buenos Aires) and was closely connected to Hamburg Sud, Hamburg. Delfino was well-known for the organization of cruises and the sale of tickets, and this circumstance later on gave rise to a new activity as travel agents. Learn more →
See also: S.S. France playing cards