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Cía General de Fósforos Montevideana

Cía General de Fósforos Montevideana S.A.

Founded 1893

VICTORIA playing cards, c.1955
Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana

Above & Left: 4 cards from '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. A gaucho themed pack was also produced with this brand name.

Below & Right: 3 cards and the reverse from a 40-card Spanish-suited pack manufactured by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana for Supermercados CHIP, c.1979. The company logo, visible on the four of cups, has changed to a flame.

Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana
Supermercados CHIP 15 años, c.1979

Compañia General de Fósforos Montevideana also produced Naipes 'ANCLA' with the same designs. The company's playing card production was succeeded in the late 1980s by Ingrapa S.A. 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.

Last Updated August 01, 2015 at 10:03pm

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