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Published July 15, 2010 Updated July 29, 2023

Fours of Cups

Over the years the company evolved, and changes in the company's name and address can be seen reflected in the information printed on the four of cups.

Argentina Justo Rodero Tax Add to Collection

Justo Rodero e Hijos

Fours of Cups showing the changes in the company name, address and logo.

Above: over the years the company evolved, and changes in the company's name and address can be seen reflected in the information printed on the four of cups. The random numbers printed on the lower part of the fours of cups are manufacturer's control numbers and their exact meaning is unknown, but may be related to accounting of the inland revenue tax. It can be noted from the above examples that those cards without the internal revenue tax stamp do not have any control numbers.

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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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