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Published December 01, 2015 Updated April 22, 2022

Naipes Españoles “El Mexicano”

Standard Catalan-type deck, titled "El Mexicano", by an anonymous Argentinean manufacturer, c.1980s.

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Standard Catalan-type deck, titled "El Mexicano", by an anonymous Argentinean manufacturer, c.1980s, based on the designs of Guarro (Barcelona). The Argentinean flag has been prominently added to the ace of coins and the box is colourfully decorated with Spanish suit symbols and a mexican sombrero, and has the inscription "Industria Argentina" on the edge.

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Above: Naipes Españoles "El Mexicano" made by an anonymous Argentinean manufacturer, c.1980s. 48 cards + 2 Jokers in box. The eight of cups has a printing error on the index sign.

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By Simon Wintle

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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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