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Paraguayan Playing Cards

Paraguay

"Un importante crecimiento comercial y producto del último cuarto del siglo XVIII permite el establecimiento y/o el incremento de diversos impuestos a la Corona; el estanco del Tabaco, el de la Pólvora y los naipes, la Sisas y Alcábalas, el Diezmo y la provincia, etc. De esos años proviene una rica platería de uso religioso y doméstico, y la fastuosa arquitectura eclesiástica de Yaguarón y Capiatá".

packs were imported from Spain by agents such as Ruis y Jorba, Asunción

During the 19th and early 20th centuries packs were imported from Spain (manufactured by Sebastian Comas y Ricart) by agents such as Ruis y Jorba, Asunción. The above example dates from c.1904. Click here to see later example.

Below: Naipes Vencedor, manufactured in Paraguay by La Vencedora S.A, c.1985. The designs follow the modern version of the Spanish Catalan pattern, with the Paraguayan flag draped behind the ace of coins.

Naipes Vencedor

See also: Taxes and Tax Stamps on Playing-cards.

cigarrillos poker

Above: Paraguayan Cigarette packet featuring playing card symbolism, 1950s.

Last Updated August 04, 2015 at 09:18pm

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