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Argentina Argentina, conosur, gandarillas Argentinian Playing Cards - Naipes Argentinos Argentinian Playing Cards - Naipes Argentinos It is assumed that playing cards had been introduced to the Americas with explorers such as Columbus or Cortés... It is assumed that playing cards had been introduced to the Americas with explorers such as Columbus or Cortés. Argentinian playing cards have followed Spanish styles, based on models imported from Spain. argentina Playing Cards in Argentina employ Spanish suit symbols: cups, swords, coins and clubs (termed copas, espadas, oros and bastos).See List of Manufacturers → Above left: Argentinean playing cards, made in Buenos Aires in 1815 by M.J. Gandarillas, a Chilean immigrant. The ace of coins shows the emblem of the newly established Federal Republic, the four of cups a rising sun within a laurel wreath. The remainder of the pack resembles the Spanish National pattern. more → Above right: ace of coins and king of swords by Jos Maria Quercia y Possi, an Italo-Chilean immigrant who also set up business in Buenos Aires in 1815. The pack is based on the Spanish Maci pattern. more → Above: La Primitiva, Bs As., playing card manufacturer c.1880-1920  more → It is assumed that playing cards had been introduced to the Americas with explorers such as Columbus or Corts. Cards would almost certainly have travelled from Spain, and stories are told of them being improvised from drum-skins. Later, locally-made cards were deemed illegal by the Spanish authorities who wished to exploit their monopoly, for which purpose the Real Fbrica de Naipes de Macharaviaya (1776-1815) was established, officially supplying playing cards for Central and South American colonies and controlled by the Ministerio de Hacienda in Madrid. These cards are in the so-called National Spanish style. However, there were many problems with the cards, including poor quality and high prices in comparison with locally manufactured ones. In 1815 the Real Fbrica was closed and once again local playing card industries were legally licensed to operate in their respective countries. Manuel José de Gandarillas was the first manufacturer to set up business in 1815, and by 1830 there were at least four playing card manufacturers operating in Buenos Aires. See complete list here. Argentinian playing cards have followed Spanish styles, notably the Maciá, Cdiz and Catalan patterns which became established during the 19th century based on models imported from Spain, notably by Fl Hnos and Bertrand Domec. Duty was first introduced on playing cards in Argentina in 1892, as part of the Internal Duties law, and in 1896 the first duty labels were printed to be used on packets of 1 gross packs. In 1899 these were replaced by bands, initially for a dozen packs and then for single packs   more → Many packs published in Argentina contain references to Argentinas national identity such as National Symbolism, Politics, Gauchos, Tango dance, Bull Breeding and Folklore. However, for everyday games requiring a Spanish-suited pack, a simple version of the Spanish Catalan pattern is commonly used. Native Indian cards, modelled on the Spanish pack, are a curious spin-off. Several varieties of Cartomancy, Fortune-Telling, Tarock and Tarot packs have been produced in Argentina, as well as a number of souvenir packs, card games, advertising packs, etc. Above: Angus playing cards designed by Gustavo A. Pueyrredn, c.1975  more → Above: Casa Escasany Above: Leonor Fini Above: Caloi Above: Figuritas Golazo collectible football cards, 1973  more → Above: Axe Deodorant Playing Cards by Zecat, Argentina, c.2004  more → Above: 125th anniversary of the Argentinian “Servicio de Hidrografía Naval”, 2004  more → Above: Naipes Truco “Únicos” designed by Gerardo N. Perez, 2006  more → Above: Naipes Gauchescos Argentinos, 2004.  more → Above: ‘Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol’ with Gaucho designs by Julio F. Parada Seifert, 2005.  more → Above: ‘Gaucho’ Spanish-suited deck made in Argentina, 2001.  more → Above: El Rodeo Talabartería.  more → Above: ‘Black Tango’ playing cards published by Gardés Editorial, 2003  more → Above: Naipes de Poker “Milonguita”, Gardés Editorial, 2003  more → Above: La Cumparsita Tango deck, 2001  more → Adans S.A., 1982 Anonymous Political Pack, c.1890 Anonymous manufacturers, 1940s onwards Apeles S.A., 1950s Arco Iris, 1999 Argenar, 1980s Asacon No.1, 2005 Asociart, c.2000 Baha Graf, ??-present Bedaumine Hnos, c.1950-1960 G. Berger, 1935-195? Bertrand Domec Billiken Minicartas Cappellano, c.1920-85 Conrado & Carlos Camilloni, c.1940-1950 Casa Escasany, 1930s-40s Chemmes, Eduardo Antonio, 1950-1960 Cia General de Fsforos, 1889-1929 Cia Gral Fabril Financiera, 1929-77 Clarks, 1970s Mario Colombo, 1940-c.1970 Cromy S.A., 1983-95 Della Penna, c.1940-1978 Difusora S.A., 1980s Igor Domicelj, c.1945-55 Editorial Grfica Flores, c.1975-90 Editorial Kier, 1960-1980 Editorial Perfil, 1999-2000 Flaiban & Camilloni Lda, 1936-42 E. Flaiban, 1943-1970 Fourvel, Luis A., c.1930-1960 Franco, E. P., 1942-1955 Gandarillas, M.J., 1815-1817 Gath & Chaves Ltd, 1920s Francisco Girbau, 1890-1930 Grfica S.A., 1975-1998 Grfica 2001 - Naipes La Espaola, 1998-present Grupo AGG, 2006 Alvarez Holmberg, c.1950-1970 Hijitus, 1980s Impresores S.C.A., c.1975-present Joker S.A., 1977-present Juegos Victoria (Jugetes Royal), c.1965-75 Kolorit, 1998 La Banca, c.1975-1985 La Primitiva, 1878-c.1920 Ministerio de Salud de la Nación (Ministry of Health), 1992-present Naipes Castilla, c.1980-1985 Nascal S.R.L., c.1960-80 Obsequios Empresarios Argentinos, 1965-present Paisanito S.R.L, 1952-3 Partido Peronista (Dupuy), 1951 Industrias Grficas Pesout S.A., c.1990-present Jos Maria Quercia y Possi, 1815-16 Justo Rodero, c.1930-present Offset Sacerdoti, S.A., 1941-present J.F. Snchez, c.1890-95 F.X. Schmid Argentina, c.1975-1980 Fray Solano Garca, 1816 Taller 4, c.2000 VIGOR S.R.L., 1955-c.1975 Virgo S.C.A., c.1975-80 Zecat, 1994-present

Argentina manufacturer, primitiva Cadiz style by La Primitiva, Bs Aires c.1905. Cadiz style cards by La Primitiva, Bs Aires c.1905. Cadiz style playing cards manufactured by La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires c.1905. Cadiz style playing cards manufactured by La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires c.1905. The cards have the black Mercury tax stamp on the four of cups. cadiz-type La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires c.1878-1920, manufacturers of paper and playing cards. Also at Moreno 248 and Defensa 125, Bs. As. La Primitiva was registered as a paper mill in 1878. The cards shown below date from the early 1900s and have the black Mercury tax stamp on the four of cups. The reverse has a red trellis pattern. The design of the cards is based on the Cdiz pattern made by Sebastian Comas (Barcelona) which continued to be imported into Argentina for many years. See later example here.

Argentina tarocchi, taroquis, tarot, primitiva, manufacturer Tarocco Piedmontese by Fabrica de Naipes La Primitiva, Bs Aires c.1890 Tarocco Piedmontese by Fabrica de Naipes La Primitiva, Defensa 125, Buenos Aires c.1890 Tarocco Piedmontese by Fabrica de Naipes La Primitiva, Defensa 125, Buenos Aires c.1890 Tarocco Piedmontese by Fabrica de Naipes La Primitiva, Defensa 125, Buenos Aires c.1890 tarot1 Piedmontese Tarot by Fbrica de Naipes La Primitiva, Defensa 125, Buenos Aires. The cards shown here date from c.1890. The card names are in Italian. The reverse has a red plaid pattern on blue background. The b/w logo of a deer between two trees on the ace of coins is that of Sebastian Comas of Barcelona (Spain) whose standard cards La Primitiva was imitating. It is not known whether the logo was used with permission. Naipes La Primitiva are also known at Moreno 248 and Victoria 3179, Bs. As. Similar Piedmontese tarot packs were also produced at later dates by Mario Colombo and Cappellano S.A. The divinatory meanings written in Spanish in ink on the edges of some cards shows that the pack belonged to a student of fortune-telling, rather than a card-player.

Argentina tarocchi, taroquis, tarot, primitiva Tarocco Piedmontese, Buenos Aires c.1900 Tarocco Piedmontese, Buenos Aires c.1900 Tarocco Piedmontese by Fabrica de Naipes La Primitiva, Moreno 248, Buenos Aires c.1900 Tarocco Piedmontese by Fabrica de Naipes La Primitiva, Moreno 248, Buenos Aires c.1900 tarot2 Piedmontese Tarot by Fbrica de Naipes La Primitiva, Moreno 248, Buenos Aires, c.1900. Naipes La Primitiva are also known at Defensa 125 and Victoria 3179, Bs. As. The cards shown here date from the early 1900s and have the black Mercury tax stamp on the four of cups. The card names are given in Italian. The reverse has a black trellis pattern on blue background. The logo of a deer between two trees on the ace of coins is that of Sebastian Comas of Barcelona (Spain) whose standard cards La Primitiva was imitating. It is not known whether the logo was used with permission. Similar Piedmontese tarot packs were also produced at later dates by Mario Colombo and Cappellano S.A.

Argentina primitiva, manufacturer La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires c.1878-1920, manufacturers of paper and playing cards La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires c.1878-1920, manufacturers of paper and playing cards La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires c.1878-1920, manufacturers of paper and playing cards index Fabrica de Naipes La Primitiva, manufacturers of paper and playing cards, Buenos Aires c.1878-1920. Addresses at: Defensa 125, Moreno 248 and Victoria 3179, Bs. As. La Primitiva was registered as a paper mill in 1878. Playing cards are known with three different addresses.  Click images to see more. Above: Piedmontese tarot cards made by La Primitiva, c.1890, based on Italian models. Above: Piedmontese tarot cards made by La Primitiva, c.1900 Above: Cadiz type playing cards "Del No. 9" made by La Primitiva, c.1905, based on the designs of Sebastian Comas imported from Spain.

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Argentina games, cartoon, donkey Juegos Victoria | Juguetes Royal Juegos Victoria | Juguetes Royal | Buenos Aires Juegos Victoria | Juguetes Royal | Card Games | Buenos Aires | Argentina Juegos Victoria – Juguetes Royal – publishers of children’s card games in Argentina during the 1960s and ‘70s. index Juegos Victoria – Juguetes Royal – were publishers of children’s card games in Argentina during the 1960s and ’70s. Above: ‘Yetatore’, a 40-card game with numerals 1-10 in each suit, 1968. ‘Yetatore’ means the bringer of bad luck and players seek to avoid this card. The 8 of clubs has the green ‘Marianne’ tax stamp and the brown 10 pesos tax band (below) corresponds to Ley 17,196 (1967-68). “Soy un Burrito” or “I am a Donkey” card game Above: “Soy un Burrito” children’s matching game, c.1970.

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