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Published July 03, 1996 Updated June 12, 2023

Argentine Political Cards

Political Playing Cards, Buenos Aires, 1890.

1890 Argentina Cartoon Political Add to Collection

Political Playing Cards, Buenos Aires, 1890

Above: cards from a political pack produced in Buenos Aires in 1890, satirizing political issues of the day. 48 cards, uncoloured, 94 x 61 mms. Images courtesy Enrique García Martín.

political caricatures pack published in Buenos Aires by Pérez in 1906

Above: eight cards from a political caricatures pack published by Pérez in 1906, depicting politicians of the day on the court cards and inside the suit symbols. The cards appear in the magazine "Caras y Caretas" No.394, Buenos Aires, 21 April 1906 but unfortunately it is not made clear whether the pack was ever published separately.

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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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