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Published June 19, 2011 Updated July 10, 2022

Buena Suerte Cartomancy

Buena Suerte Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975

1975 Argentina Difusora S.A. Minifusor Cartomancy Add to Collection
Coin motif from Buena Suerte Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975

“Buena Suerte” Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975.

Difusora S.A. is a producer and distributor of smokers' materials, including lighters, cigarette holders and filters. At some stage (approx 1970-80s) they also distributed “Minifusor” playing cards which came in standard editions, as well as special packs for advertising and this ‘Cartomancy’ version. The same fantasy quasi-eighteenth century designs as used in their normal packs are here overprinted with divinatory interpretations, both upright and reversed, printed in Spanish at the top and bottom of each card. The pack contains 48 cards, with no jokers.

Buena Suerte Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975 Buena Suerte Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975 Buena Suerte Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975
leaflet from Buena Suerte Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975

Above: “Buena Suerte” Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975. It can be seen that one or two cards have their divinatory interpretation missing from either the top or the bottom of the card. This is probably a printing error.

Left: front of leaflet accompanying “Buena Suerte” Cartomancy cards. The text states that there are more than 40 ways of using the cards in cartomancy and that the meaning of some cards varies. The leaflet only describes the most common ways...   see more →


Cartomantic meanings of Spanish playing cards by Benita the Witch (XVI century), published by Chocolates Nelia, c.1932
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