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Published January 28, 2017 Updated July 16, 2022

Roche Playing Cards

Roche Pharmaceutical playing cards, 1980s.

Argentina Impresores S.C.A. Graficar S.A. Advertising Pharmaceutical 1980

Roche Pharmaceutical playing cards, 1980s.

Special non-standard promotional playing cards for Productos Roche S.A.Q. e I. (Argentina). The kings, queens and jacks are represented by vacant thrones and the name of a pharmaceutical drug appears in a shield or banderole on each card. Designed by Graficar S.A. and printed by Impresores S.C.A.   See also: Naipes Minifusor

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Above: cards from double set of non-standard promotional playing cards for Productos Roche S.A.Q. e I. (Argentina), with names of drugs in shields on each card. The court cards show empty thrones and a distinctive lower case typeface has been used for the indices. Date unknown, c.1980s. Designed by Graficar S.A. and printed by Impresores S.C.A.   See also: Roche publicity cards published by Difusora, c.1980.

Roche Advertising Playing Cards, Argentina, 1980s
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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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