Naipes TRIUNFO, c.1940-55
Spanish-suited playing cards by Orestes A. Cappellano, Bs Aires, Argentina, c.1940-55
The Ace of Coins and court cards have been re-drawn although the Four of Cups still retains the original Art Nouveau logo. At some point this logo was replaced by a more simplified design (c.1945) which must have been thought to be more fashionable. The court designs closely resemble those of Luis Fourvel, and are based on Catalan-type cards made in Barcelona. The company name and address can be read as: Orestes A. Cappellano, Sarmiento 1537 and then Orestes A. Cappellano de Jorge C. Oneto, Florencio Varela 542, Bs. Aires.
Naipes TRIUNFO, c.1940-45
Naipes TRIUNFO, c.1945-55
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