Naipes Payador

Naipes PAYADOR advert from note booklet, c.1940

Naipes PAYADOR Spanish-suited playing cards
manufactured by Cía General Fabril Financiera, Buenos Aires.

Naipes Payador by Cia Fabril Financiera, c.1960

Above: five cards from 'Naipes Payador' by Cia Fabril Financiera, c.1960

Naipes Payador was one of Cía Fabril Financiera's brands of Spanish-suited playing cards, alongside Naipes Angelito, Domador and Victoria, which all shared the same basic design of Catalan style playing cards as shown above. The logo on the four of cups on Naipes Payador shows a man playing a guitar beneath the legend "Payador"   (the word 'payador' means a gaucho minstrel or singer). The brand was briefly continued by F.X.Schmid (Argentina) S.A. but appears to have been discontinued by their successors Joker S.A. or any later manufacturer.


Left: zinc printing plate of a Naipes Payador four of cups by Cía Gral Fabril Financiera S.A., Iriarte 2035, Buenos Aires. The complete plate measures 8.2 x 12.2 cms. [Image kindly provided by Juan Fontenla].

Below: reverse of box, showing the 50 Centavos internal revenues tax band fixed around the outside of the box.

Naipes Payador box, c.1960
Last Updated July 06, 2015 at 07:30pm


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