Published by Justo Rodero with Gaucho suit symbols, the mate gourd, the sun, "facón" and gaucho club (palo borracho), "Naipes Casino Estilo Argentino" was designed to capture the essence of Gaucho culture in graphic expression. There were several editions spanning 1949 - 1970s in either hard slip-boxes or cardboard tuckboxes. The four of gourds carries details of the company's name and address which, along with the government tax stamp, aids in dating. Packs produced after 1968 do not have a tax stamp. (See "Naipes Casino" for further information).
Justo Rodero also manufactured standard Spanish-suited cards titled "Naipes Casino" and "Naipes Habana", as well as Anglo-American Poker-style packs. The company is still in existence today and is one of the leading manufacturers in Argentina (website: www.naipes-casino.com.ar/).
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.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
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Pacific Northwest native Indian masks with artwork by Margaret Parrott, USA, 1992.
A pack with court cards reflecting different ethnic and cultural groups found in Ethiopia.
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Figures from Hawaiian history and scenes of everyday life designed by Joseph Feher.
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Playing cards depicting paintings of Traditional Nomadic Life of Mongolia.
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