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Anonymous “La Baraja” Spanish deck, c.2005.

Anonymous “La Baraja” Spanish deck, c.2005. The court cards are in fantasy medieval style, although the kings resemble war lords from a sci-fi movie. The suit symbols are rendered in a hyper-realistic style. See the Box

Anonymous “La Baraja” Spanish deck, c.2005
Anonymous “La Baraja” Spanish deck, c.2005 Anonymous “La Baraja” Spanish deck, c.2005 Anonymous “La Baraja” Spanish deck, c.2005

Above: Anonymous “La Baraja” Spanish deck, c.2005. 48 cards + 2 jokers in box. See also: Danubio Poker


AIDS Awareness, c.2001

Above: AIDS Awareness. Part of an education and awareness campaign funded by the Ministerio de Salud y Ambiente de la Nación, between 2001-2004, this is a 40-card version. The reverse bears the legend "Enamorarse en verano es tan fácil como cuidarse" with the Ministry logo, the hotline telephone number and three condoms.

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By Simon Wintle

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Curator 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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