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“America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Miciano (1903-1974) and first published by Heraclio Fournier in 1960

Teodoro Miciano studied architecture and fine art and specialised in engraving, etching and lithography. Later he became a professor at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (San Fernando School of Fine Arts, Madrid). The richly illuminated cards portray Pre-Columbian artwork. Spades depict Northeastern Native Indians; diamonds show North American Indians; Clubs portray the Incas and hearts the Aztec civilisation.

“America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Miciano, 1960
“America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Miciano, 1960 “America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Miciano, 1960 “America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Miciano, 1960

Above: “America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Miciano (1903-1974) and published by Heraclio Fournier S.A., 1960 & 1970. 52 cards + 2 jokers in box plus 2 booklets. This is the second edition of 1970. The four of clubs has the black exportation tax stamp used after 1964.

CREDITS & REFERENCES

García Martín, Enrique: La Baraja Francesa de figuras dobles de Heraclio Fournier, La Sota Nº 29, 2003

Scans of cards courtesy Rex Pitts.

“America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Miciano, 1960
Last Updated July 29, 2017 at 03:38pm

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