HIJITUS playing cards were published during the mid-1980s as an insert in the children’s comic Anteojito. The characters - Hijitus, Petete, Anteojito - were the creation of Manuel Garcia Ferré, who owned the comic. Hijitus had also featured in a TV programme which was a favourite amongst young Argentinean viewers in 1969/70. See also: Mundialito ’78 →
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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.
Spot the Difference playing cards published in "Razvlekatel’naia Gazetka" newspaper, 1998-1999.
South Park characters and famous one-liners, by Carta Mundi for Hasbro Int. Inc., 2001.
This miniature pack is very similar to one made by C.L.Wúst in c.1890.
Gó Succo fruit juice promotion deck featuring Walt Disney cartoons.
Two Notched Construction Card Sets by Shackman & Co, N.Y. 1970s.
Donald Duck card game © Walt Disney Productions, by Naipes Fournier, 1984.
“Werbung die Sticht” deck with artwork by Fritz Bünzli to promote advertising on playing cards by AG Müller 1982.
The Adventures of Inspector Gadget quartet game published by Fournier in 1983.
Periquito y Tontín Dominoes, featuring Feliz and Bonzo, 1920s.
Christmas Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, New York, 1986.
Delightful comical deck designed by Loriot, the German cartoonist and comedian, 1973.
Hamm’s Beer promotion deck with bear cartoons by Frank M. Antoncich 1968.
Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! family card game published by H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, 1939.
Capilettor cartoon playing cards published by VASS, Leinfelden, 1978.
Egyptian Tarot published by Naipes La Banca, Buenos Aires, c.1980.
“Naipes Criollos” Gaucho playing cards, 1995.
Naipes Cardón designed by Mario Luis Rivero depicting traditional Argentine culture and identity, 2002.
“El Oráculo de la Bruja” fortune-telling cards, 2003.
Flintstones Happy Families by J. W. Spear and Sons, c.1960.
Naipes “Martín Fierro” based on the epic poem by José Hernandez.
Happy Families by Norvic Mill, c.1920s.
Shuffled Symphonies published by Pepys Games in association with Walt Disney, 1939.
Carlos Loiseau, better known as ‘Caloi’, was a cartoonist whose designs for Parliament Cigarettes were first published in the early 1970s.
Mickey’s Fun Fair published by Pepys Games in collaboration with Walt Disney, 1939.
Naipes "Minifusor" tipo Español published by Difusora S.A., c.1980.
Clark’s Industries Spanish Cards, c.1975.
Hand-drawn semi-erotic, satirical playing cards by Lautaro Fiszman ‘El Tripero’, 2002.
Gulliver’s Travels by Pepys Games, based on the cartoon film, 1940.
Mordillo Skat designed by Guillermo Mordillo, c.1979
Promotional deck designed by Ray Goossens for the Boerenbond farmers’ union, c.1968.
Skat deck for Löwen Entertainment, producers of electronic gaming machines, 1986
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Accident Research, 1978
“Butagaz” playing cards for the French gas company, c.1976
Michelin Tyres by Waddingtons, c.1970.
Micky Mau~Mau by F. X. Schmid, 1978.
Farmyard Cries card game, designed by Racey Helps and published by Pepys Games, 1952.
The designs of these fortune-telling cards are largely taken from nineteenth century Austrian "Rural Scenes" Tarock cards.
Humorous playing cards designed by Carlos Garaycochea, Buenos Aires, c.2002.
“Desafio” playing cards with football player caricatures, c.2000
Roche Pharmaceutical playing cards, 1980s.