The famous ‘Bicycle’ brand had been introduced by Russell & Morgan Printing Co. in 1885 and they became the best known brand in the world. On this basis the United States Playing Card Co. issued Spanish versions of their flagship brand
Playing cards recovered from the Northern Chile saltpetre workers. The cards are mostly from Spanish 'Cadiz' pattern decks, and several manufacturers can be identified.
The firm was acquired by Heraclio Fournier in 1940, who continued to produce the 'El Heraldo' brand for some time. The designs inspired several foreign manufacturers, including Vigor S.R.L. of Buenos Aires and other anonymous makers.
Cádiz type playing cards made by Juan Roura for export to Spanish-speaking countries.
Traditional Spanish Cádiz-style pack, manufactured by Müller & Cie, Schaffhausen, c.1950 for export to North Africa.