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Published July 05, 2022 Updated July 12, 2022

Spanish pattern by Productos Leo, S.A.

Colourful Mexican version of standard Spanish designs, by Productos Leo, S.A., c.1980s.

Mexico Productos Leo Faisán Breweries

Brightly coloured Latin American version of the Castilian pattern, with brand name “Faisan” (see Ace of Coins with a small pheasant's head) and “Extra Intransparente” quality in the banners. The costumes of the Knights and the Jacks look especially extravagant, some of the Jacks are verging on the hermaphrodite, perhaps transgender. “NAIPE MATE” on all the coins in the suit of Coins. Maker’s name and details on the 4 of Coins and the 4 of Cups. Often found with brewery advertising. See the box

Colourful version of standard designs, by Productos Leo, S.A., Mexico, c.1980s. Colourful version of standard designs, by Productos Leo, S.A., Mexico, c.1980s. Colourful version of standard designs, by Productos Leo, S.A., Mexico, c.1980s.

Above: “Faisan” spanish-suited brand by Productos Leo, S.A., Mexico, c.1980s. 40 cards in tuck box. Size: 63.5 x 97 mm. Backs: publicity for Cerveza Corona Extra beer.


Another edition for Cerveza Sol Moctezuma beer. See the box

“Faisan” brand by Productos Leo, S.A., with publicity for Sol Moctezuma beer

Above: “Faisan” brand by Productos Leo, S.A., with publicity for Sol Moctezuma beer.

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By Roddy Somerville

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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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