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Argentina has produced a series of anonymous decks, both Spanish-suited and Anglo-American type and children's games.

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Argentina has produced a series of anonymous decks, both Spanish-suited and Anglo-American type and children's games. At the same time, a number of longer-established playing card manufacturers closed down or went out of business, thereby providing opportunities for smaller, more competitive businesses to enter the market. Many of these chose to remain anonymous. Some printing companies produce one-off editions of playing cards which are not easy to identify.

Decks may carry the inscription "Industria Argentina" but no further details of their manufacturers are available.

Bosch Rexroth 'Health & Safety' playing cards

Above: 'Health & Safety' playing cards for Bosch Rexroth, printed by an anonymous manufacturer, 40 cards in box   see more →

Above: Publicity pack for RedElec Argentina electricity network based on traditional Catalan pattern, c.2008   more

anonymous deck for Bagóhepat, 2005

Above: anonymous deck for Bagóhepat with computer-designed courts, 2005.

Above: Personal Light mobile telephones. This 48 card Spanish-suited pack (+ 2 comodínes) is based on the traditional 'Guarro' Catalan pattern, which was acquired by Fournier in 1930. In this example, produced anonymously (possibly by Gráfica S.A.) as a free pack publicising Personal Light mobile phones for Telecom, the two jokers, the box and the back of the cards show a brown-eyed female model who also appeared in television campaigns and is well-known to Argentinean viewers.

Above: anonymous “La Baraja” Spanish deck with court cards in fantasy medieval style   see more →

Danubio Poker playing cards, c.2005

Above: anonymous Danubio Poker playing cards, c.2005. 52 cards + 2 jokers in box.

Truco Argentino, c.2006

Above: anonymous Truco Argentino, c.2006. 40 cards in box.

Above: extra large size Spanish-suited playing cards featuring the ‘Glorious’ ladies swimwear collection for 1995, designed by Estudio Fileni/Mendióroz and photographed by Gaby Herbstein.

Above: America Online Beach playing cards, Spanish suit system, non-standard designs, 2006   see more

anonymous pack produced exclusively for Italcred credit card customers, c.2005

Above: anonymous pack produced exclusively for Italcred credit card customers, c.2005, with the slogan Por un Mundo Mejor!   The design is somewhat impoverished because the court card figures are the same in each suit. 52 cards + 2 jokers in box.

Above: 'Foto Joker' Spanish playing cards for Matera Color Laboratory, 2008   see more

Pop Groups

Erreway pop group deck, 2002

Above: anonymous ERREWAY naipes, spanish suited playing cards, photos of pop singers posing on each card, 2002. 40 cards in box.

See also: Rodrigo El PotroBandanaMambru

Bodegas Trapiche

Bodegas Trapiche «Día del Amigo, 2003» Bodegas Trapiche «Día del Amigo, 2003»

Above: Bodegas Trapiche «Día del Amigo, 2003   more

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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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