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Published April 10, 2001 Updated July 16, 2023

Bertrand Domec, 1904-1970 page 2

Bertrand Domec page 2 (c.1905-1926).

Argentina Domec Naipes Comas NEGSA New York Consolidated Card Co Add to Collection

Bertrand Domec was an importer and distributor of playing cards into Argentina. The business was first established in around 1904 as successors to Pedro Desparbez. Over the years the name and address of the company changed so that the development of the business can be traced. This page covers c.1905-1926.

Above: cards of various styles imported by Bertrand Domec, Importador from USA and Spain, whilst the address was Calle Bernardo de Irigoyen 263, Buenos Aires, corresponding to the period c.1905-1926.


Squeezers No.35 for Jockey Club, Rosario
Squeezers No.35 for Jockey Club - detail

Above & left: No.35 Squeezers issued by NYCCC in c.1916 for the Jockey Club, Rosario, Argentina. The ace of hearts has Bertrand Domec’s details along with the Mercury importation tax stamp. The smiling sun face on the reverse has been changed to a Jockey Club logo (see enlargement left) so this was a specially commissioned edition not sold elsewhere.

Squeezers Box notice, c.1927

Above: NYCCC No.35 Squeezers box referring to Bertrand Domec as their exclusive agent in the River Plate region, c.1927.


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