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Juan Roura, Barcelona (1872 - 1962)

La Hispano-Americana

After the Spanish Civil War (1936-40) only three or four Spanish playing card makers remained: Fournier, Comas and Roura. During the firm’s existence, a range of popular standard designs were produced, including Catalán and Castilian type packs, plus Cádiz-type models for exportation to Philippines and Latin America. Brand names include Dos Mundos, La Hispano-Americana, La Legitima Loba and El Toro. Juan Roura worked in Barcelona at Calle Nápoles no. 113 until acquired by Heraclio Fournier in 1962.

Catalan type pack No.32

Catalan type pack No.32 by Juan Roura, Barcelona, with advertisement for Cervezas Damm on the reverse, c.1932

Above: Catalan type pack No.32 by Juan Roura, Barcelona, c.1932   see more

Catalan pattern

Above: Catalan type "Naipes Finos de Una Hoja La Hispano-Americana", manufactured in Barcelona by Juan Roura, c.1935. The ace of coins has a mural crown of the Second Spanish Republic. This design was used, with slight modifications, over several decades   see more

Castilian style No.21 “Hispano Americana”

Naipes Finos No.21 Hispano Americana, in the Castilian style, by Juan Roura, Barcelona, c.1940

Above: Naipes Finos No.21 "Hispano Americana", in the Castilian style, by Juan Roura, Barcelona, c.1940   see more

Cadiz style “Dos Toros” brand for exportation

Above: Naipes "Dos Toros", in the Cadiz style, produced for export to the Philippines by Juan Roura, Barcelona   see more

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