Colombian playing cards have tended to follow the Catalan, Castilian and Paris styles, but not the Cadiz style. Known manufacturers include Félix de Bedout e Hijos (Medellín), Litografía Granada, Rond(Bogotá), Editorial Colina (Medellín), and Cacharrería Colombiana Ltda.
Brand names include Centauro, Esperanza and Cantaclaro►
There was a consumption tax on Colombian playing cards of 20 centavos per pack, raised in 1946 to 40 centavos, which was applied by means of a printed band affixed around each outer wrapper or box.
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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.
Standard English pattern pack made in Ecuador, c.1970.
Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America by Heraclio Fournier, 1992.
Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud for export to Uruguay.
“Naipes Criollos” Gaucho playing cards, 1995.
Anonymous archaic Spanish Suited pack, c.1760
“America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Miciano, 1960.
Anglo-American pattern for Pedro Domecq Mexican brandy made by Productos Leo S.A., c.2000.
A colourful version of the Spanish Catalan pattern from Colombia, with a crowing cockerel on the 4 of cups.
Naipes Artiguistas published in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios province (Argentina) in 1816, by Fray Solano García.
Standard Catalan-type deck, titled "El Mexicano", by an anonymous Argentinean manufacturer, c.1980s.
“Baraja Hispanoamericana” published by Asescoin, with artwork by Ortuño, illustrates memorable people from the discovery, colonisation and subsequent liberation of Hispanic America
Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals, c.1998 & Bodegas Trapiche, 2003.
The United States Playing Card Co. issued Spanish versions of their flagship brand.
A continuation of the survey of designs used in Central and South America.
A brief survey of the designs of English cards in South America.
Naipes Argentinos 'La Partida' y 'Aparcero' published by Obsequios Empresarios Argentinos, Santa Fe.
Pack of souvenir playing cards made in Quito, Ecuador, featuring black & white photographs depicting Ecuador as one of the great nations on Earth
Naipes Intransparentes de Una Hoja No.55 made by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier (Vitoria) for exportation to Argentina, c.1940.
Naipes “Copa de Oro 1980” manufactured by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1980.
Supermercados CHIP playing cards manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1979
Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, founded in 1893.
Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited, gaucho-themed pack celebrating the culture and traditions of the gauchos.
Agostino Bergallo Spanish pattern made for South American countries
Playing cards manufactured in Italy by Giuseppe Cattino and Paolo Montanar for Spanish markets.
Cards of the Spanish National Pattern manufactured by Pedro Bosio, Genova (Italy) during the 18th century for export to South America.
Cards of the Spanish National Pattern 'Money Bag' type manufactured by Pedro Bosio, Genova (Italy) probably during the 18th century and for export to Spain or South America.
An example of the typical version of the Spanish Catalan pattern which is widely used in South American countries, especially Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Vistas del Perú souvenir deck, made in USA and imported by Edw. E. Muecke, Lima, Peru, c.1920s.
Lagos del Sur Souvenir playing cards published by Gráfica S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1980.
Clearly promoting good personal hygiene, each card shows a young, pouting female model posing seductively and appealing to the playboy.
VIGOR S.R.L (1955 - c1975) manufactured a range of playing cards and card games, including Chinita, La Estrella, Barcelonesa, La Española, Fantasio, Las Rosas, Pokerin, Cartas Gitanas and a Hungarian Seasons pack.
Mesmaekers Spanish Pack for export to Spanish colonies and South American countries, c.1875
Spanish-suited Playing Cards manufactured by Van Genechten, c.1920.
Minifusor Clásico, a modern re-drawing of the Catalan pattern published by Difusora, c.1980.
“Naipes Joketa” by anonymous manufacturer, c.1975. A slightly elaborated version of conosur pattern.
Until the 19th century playing cards were imported into Uruguay from Spain.
Playing cards manufactured by Joker S.A.
Playing cards were introduced to the Americas with Spanish explorers such as Columbus or Cortés.
C. Della Penna S.A. playing card manufacturer and publisher, Buenos Aires, c.1930-1978.