Naipes Opacos “Copa de Oro 1980” manufactured by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1980
Victoria' playing cards manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, c.1955. The company monogram is visible on the lower half of the ace of hearts, whilst the 0.25 cents tax stamp can be seen in the upper half of the same card.
Supermercados CHIP playing cards manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1979
Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, founded in 1893.
Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited, gaucho-themed pack manufactured by Compañia General de Fósforos Montevideana, S.A. c.1975, celebrating the culture and traditions of the gauchos.
An example of the typical version of the Spanish Catalan pattern which is widely used in South American countries, especially Argentina, Chile and Uruguay
Advertising pack for Cerveza El Gallo, made in Belgium, c.1880
Las Cartas de Sara (Yerba Mate) based on an idea by Diego Silva Pintos and illustrated by Hogue. Produced by Color/9, c.2003.
Pilsen Trucofest Playing cards, Uruguay, c.2008
Tacuabé was a Charrúa native from Uruguay, an indigenous tribe that became extinct following European conquest and colonisation.
Playing Cards designed by Alvaros, Published by Eduardo Carrión, Montevideo, 2000
Naipes opacos ANCLA, 48 cards + 2 jokers in box, manufactured by Cía General de Fósforos Montevideana S.A. c.1980.
Cards from a 40-card pack made in Belgium by Antoine van Genechten exclusively for the firm "Escalada y Vidiella" based in Montevideo (Uruguay) in c.1860.
In 1806 the Council of Concepción del Uruguay imposed an 8 Peso tax on card and billiard tables on account of “the detrimental effect on poor and innocent people”
Naipes Artiguistas were published in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios province (Argentina) in 1816, by Fray Solano García (1784-1845) at a special moment in Uruguayan history.
The standard Spanish-suited 'Parisian' style (Tipo Frances) is based on models exported to South America by French manufacturers during the nineteenth century.
Naipes 'Retruco' manufactured by Fantasias S.A., Soriano 813, Montevideo, c.1980. 48 plastic cards + 2 extra cards in box. The cards are in the standard South American style most often found in Argentina.
The design of the cards is inspired by an archaic Spanish model formerly used in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
A version of the old Spanish National pattern which was manufactured by Parisian card makers in the 19th century for export to South America.
Naipes 'Charabon' playing cards - depicting the Gaucho as a national hero - manufactured specially for the 1st Truco Tournament sponsored by Dunbar Whisky in Montevideo in 1983
Naipes '210' playing cards made in Montevideo by Industria Gráfica Papelera S.A. (Ingrapa) who were successors to Cía Gral de Fósforos Montevideana S.A.
Baraja Club Nacional de Football, Uruguay
The design of these Spanish-suited cards is the same Spanish Catalan style as used by their sister company in Argentina, Cía General de Fósforos, S.A.
Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited, gaucho-themed pack manufactured by Compañia General de Fósforos Montevideana, S.A. c.1975. The design of the cards, including the suit symbols and the back, celebrates the culture and traditions of the gauchos.
Naipes Conrad Punta del Este Casino playing cards, produced specially for Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino's Las Vegas style hotel in Uruguay.
Naipes 'El Gaucho' manufactured and distributed by Caraven S.A., Montevideo, Uruguay, c.1990s.
Naipes El Gaucho manufactured and distributed by Cervantes S.A., Montevideo, c.1970s
Naipes ‘American’' manufactured by M.C. de CASABÓ Ltda, Montevideo, c.1950
Naipes 'Jaque' 40-card Spanish-suited pack manufactured by CASABÓ S.A., Cuareim 1885, Montevideo, for Laboratorios Gautier, c.1970.
‘The Monkey’ poker playing cards manufactured by M.C. de Casabó Ltda, Uruguay, c.1950
Until the 19th century playing cards were imported into Uruguay from Spain.
Naipe Infantil Gauchito children's miniature playing cards with Proverbs and Maxims on the reverse, 40 cards.
Spanish-suited playing cards made specially for the Instituto Nacional de Calidad 2006 awards
'Naipes Donald', children's miniature Spanish-suited Walt Disney playing cards, Uruguay, c.1990.
Miniature children's playing cards with photographs of football players on the reverse.
Spanish-suited playing cards for Yerba Armiño, anonymous manufacturer probably made in China.
Miniature children's playing cards depicting popular heroes and celebrities on the backs, Montevideo, c.1928
Miniature Spanish-suited playing cards featuring Scooby-Doo! made specially for Hellmann's.
Playing cards for Radisson Hotels - Casinos del Estado - Victoria Plaza, Montevideo, Uruguay, c.2009