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Published January 15, 2012 Updated May 09, 2023

Globalstar

Naipes Globalstar TE.SA.M. Telefonía Satelital playing cards, manufactured by Gráfica 2001.

2001 Argentina Gráfica 2001 Advertising Engineering Space Telecommunications Add to Collection

Globalstar Communications

Publicity playing cards for Globalstar Satellite Communications, specially manufactured by Gráfica 2001.

Globalstar is a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite system for satellite phone and low-speed data communications in areas where conventional communications are not available. TE.SA.M. Argentina is the exclusive provider of Globalstar telecommunications services in South America, providing services in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. The ground gateway station is located at Bosque Alegre, in the province of Córdoba. Typical applications include mining, fisheries, arctic expeditions, shipping, etc.

Naipes Globalstar TE.SA.M. Telefonía Satelital manufacturado por Gráfica 2001 Naipes Globalstar TE.SA.M. Telefonía Satelital manufacturado por Gráfica 2001 Naipes Globalstar TE.SA.M. Telefonía Satelital manufacturado por Gráfica 2001 detail from Four of Cups from Globalstar TE.SA.M. Telefonía Satelital playing cards, manufactured by Gráfica 2001

Above: Globalstar TE.SA.M. Telefonía Satelital playing cards, manufactured by Gráfica 2001. 48 cards + 2 extra cards in box. Courts and 4s contain colour photographs of Globalstar operations and communications solutions, with traditional Spanish suit symbols at the top left-hand corner and communications devices in the lower left-hand corners.   Right: detail from Four of Cups →

Below: the back design and the two extra cards.

Naipes Globalstar TE.SA.M. Telefonía Satelital manufacturado por Gráfica 2001
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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

Founder 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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