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Nutrimientos Purina

Nutrimientos Purina by Miguel Galas (Brown & Bigelow), Mexico, c.1960

Nutrimientos Purina (Purina pet foods) advertising playing cards produced by Miguel Galas S.A. (Brown & Bigelow), Mexico, c.1960. The Ace of Spades has the name of the manufacturer's branch in Mexico, Miguel Galas S.A., printed at the bottom. The reverse of the cards has an Aztec calendar motif in the centre of a red and white chequered area. This is also shown on the box.

box from Nutrimientos Purina playing cards by Miguel Galas S.A. (Brown & Bigelow), Mexico, 1960

Brown & Bigelow Co. of St Paul, Minnesota was a leading U.S. playing card producer from the late 1920s until the 1980s. This advertising deck was produced by a Mexican subsidiary, Miguel Galas S.A. who were paper and pulp producers. The deck is otherwise completely standard and uses Brown & Bigelow's most familiar Ace of Spades and Joker. The court cards are their later, re-drawn version, c.1960.

Nutrimientos Purina playing cards by Miguel Galas S.A. (Brown & Bigelow), Mexico

Above: Nutrimientos Purina playing cards by Miguel Galas S.A. (Brown & Bigelow), Mexico, c.1960. Plastic coated, 52 cards + 4 Jokers in matching tuck box.

Last Updated October 18, 2016 at 12:30pm

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