Inspired by the work of Bernhard Dondorf of Germany, Don Heraclio Fournier diligently developed his playing card printing technology and earned exhibition gold medals. Several early packs feature his portrait accompanied by a display of gold medals on the Ace of Coins. The cards shown here were originally printed in 12-colour lithography and published by Heraclio Fournier in 1889.
The firm was renamed Viuda e Hijos de Heraclio Fournier (1912-1931) and production continued under that name. The Five of Swords has the exportation tax stamp from that period. The Four of Coins shows a picture of the playing card factory. The deck was also re-printed in 1998 to celebrate the firm's 130th anniversary.