“Líneas de Nazca” souvenir playing cards, Peru, c.2008
The design of the figures is very agile with excellent colour harmony and execution.
Inka Culture playing cards, Peru, c.2000, promoting alpaca and cotton
"Calendario Inka" playing cards based on historic 16th century designs by the Peruvian chronicler Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, and published by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004.
Cefacidal / Mead Johnson advertising playing cards, c.1975
Litográfica del Perú S.A. were manufacturers of playing cards in Peru sometime around the decades of the 1970s and/or 1980s. The advertising packs are known, shown below.
Anglo-American style advertising playing cards made in Peru by Litográfica del Perú, c.1975, for Sydney Ross S.A. / Winthrop Pepsamar indigestion remedy. The Ace of Spades is reminiscent of an Ace by USPCC, and has the mongram 'DD' in the centre. The Joker depicts a jester riding a penny-farthing bicycle.
Festal advertising playing cards for Hoechst Peruana S.A.
Peru Rail souvenir playing cards "exploring the land of the Incas" published by Peru Rail, Cusco.
Vistas del Perú souvenir deck, made in USA and imported by Edw. E. Muecke, Lima, Peru, c.1940.
Fenno souvenir playing cards, made in Peru
Clearly promoting good personal hygiene, each card shows a young, pouting female model posing seductively and appealing to the playboy.
Ramses II Tarot deck was published c.1975 in conjunction with a Peruvian occult or esoteric magazine.
'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.
Souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910
The Italian engraver and printer Carlos Fabbri (1867- ) studied art & design in Italy. In 1887 he moved to Peru and commenced his career as artist & designer for the journal El Perú Ilustrado in Lima.
'Inka-Dynasty' playing cards are based on historic 16th century designs by the Peruvian chronicler Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, and printed by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004.
Animals Quartet playing cards printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru, early 1900s
In October 1888 the Republic of Peru Congress passed Law no.26 establishing taxes on playing cards, whether imported or locally produced, according to the quality of the cards
Peruvian costumes playing cards
Standard Genoese pattern playing cards, with French indices, manufactured by Van Genechten for Cigarrillo Holiday and the Estanco de Naipes del Perú.
Playing cards manufactured by The US Playing Card Co for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru, 1920s - 1950s
Football playing cards made in Peru
Fragments of playing cards and 2 dice were unearthed in a 16th century rubbish tip adjacent to a Spanish house in the lower Rimac Valley in Peru, providing evidence of games played by early Spanish settlers.
Tobacco cards with miniature playing cards inset into top corners, printed by Litografía y Tipografía Fabbri Hermanos, for Roldan y Cia Tobacco, Lima, c.1895.
El Reloj card game by Imprenta Lecaros, Lima, Peru, c.1920
The example of Spanish-suited silver cards shown here is grotesquely embellished and enamelled. It came from a former Spanish Viceroy in Peru and is dated 1745.
Naipes Tu Destino Cartomancy Cards by Zandrox Producciones, Miraflores, Peru, c.1975
Assorted scenes from Peruvian landscape, architecture and culture.
Playing cards have been travelling from Spain to South American colonies ever since Christopher Columbus.
Coca~Cola advertising playing cards printed for Ripley department store, Peru