Playing cards commemorating the IX centenary of the death of ‘El Cid’ designed by Vicente S. Algora.
The cards shown here were originally printed in 12-colour lithography and published by Heraclio Fournier in 1889.
Ibero-American Deck, designed by L. Palao, 1929
Naipes Intransparentes de Una Hoja No.55 manufactured by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier (Vitoria) for exportation to Argentina, c.1940.
Printed by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier, Vitoria, for the French-speaking tourist market. 52 cards + joker in mock snakeskin box.
Having started out as Fournier Hermanos, Burgos in 1860, the company remained in the Fournier family undergoing several changes of name and finally becoming Hija de B. Fournier sometime around 1900.
In 1860 the Fournier Brothers of Burgos (Spain) commenced producing playing cards. They produced high quality playing cards bearing a portrait of King Charles IV on the ace of coins.
Fournier No.35 Spanish-suited playing cards imported into Argentina by Fagoaga y Compañía (Bertrand Domec), c.1970
Founded in 1868, today it is part of the Jarden Corporation (USA).
'El Caballo' brand (No.5P) playing-cards manufactured in Spain by Heraclio Fournier S.A. especially for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, c.1960.
Designed by Emilio Soubrier, Ignacio Díaz and Augusto Rius during the 1880s as a new definitive national pattern.