Standard 'El Cid' playing Cards manufactured by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain, 1900-1940
Above: three different editions of Simeon Durá's standard 'El Cid' Spanish suited playing cards. These packs were produced in a wide choice of editions, with different numbers of cards and from luxury to basic quality. The example in the bottom row is a special version for the game of Bézique. The designs are based on an earlier 'fantasy' edition designed by E. Pastor in c.1875.