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Gaucho playing cards with non-standard suit symbols

Gaucho playing cards with non-standard suit symbols and court cards wearing traditional gaucho attire, including ponchos, bombachas and gaucho hats. The jokers depict Argentine Payadors - gaucho folksingers. The legend “Un Peso Fuerte en Union y Libertad”, inscribed around the ace of coins, is Argentina’s national motto. The central “Sol de Mayo” [radiant yellow sun] is a national emblem.

Gaucho playing cards with non-standard suit symbols Gaucho playing cards with non-standard suit symbols Gaucho playing cards with non-standard suit symbols

Above: Gaucho playing cards with allegorical suit symbols, unknown artist, Published by BEAS, Argentina, 1995. 48 cards + 2 jokers.

Last Updated August 20, 2019 at 05:50pm

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