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Lagos del Sur Souvenir

Lagos del Sur Souvenir playing cards published by Gráfica S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1980.

Lagos del Sur Souvenir, Argentina

Lagos del Sur Souvenir, Argentina playing cards published by Gráfica S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1980. The colour photographs on each card promote the region as ideal for outdoor holiday activities such as skiing, canoeing, enjoyment of natural environment, wildlife, fishing and sightseeing. Gráfica S.A. published a range of similar decks for different locations, with either Spanish or English suit systems in the corners.

Lagos del Sur Souvenir, c.1980 Lagos del Sur Souvenir playing cards, c.1980 Lagos del Sur Souvenir playing cards, c.1980

Above: Lagos del Sur Souvenir, Argentina playing cards published by Gráfica S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1980, featuring colour photographs of Bariloche and other resorts in Lagos del Sur with inscriptions in Spanish. The cards are Spanish-suited and miniature suit symbols appear in each corner. 48 cards + 2 cartoon jokers depicting fishing, with the manufacturer's name at the bottom. The reverse shows a skier above the legend "Lagos del Sur". See also: later edition

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Curator 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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