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Published June 11, 2022 Updated July 28, 2022

Naipe de Bridge

Standard English pattern pack made in Ecuador, c.1970.

Ecuador Latin America standard 1970

English pattern courts in “Naipe de Bridge No.356103” produced locally in Ecuador. Indices K, Q, J, A. Three Jokers, one of which appears to have a trademark (see also flap of box). Blue patterned backs. “ELABORADO EN EL ECUADOR” on flap of box

Standard English pattern pack made in Ecuador, c.1970 Standard English pattern pack made in Ecuador, c.1970

Above: Standard English pattern pack made in Ecuador, c.1970. 52 cards + 3 Jokers in tuck box. Size 58 x 88 mm. Poor quality card.

Note from Ken Lodge

They’re clearly a close copy of Goodall/DLR/Waddington’s GDW12 courts and Goodall’s joker, except that the KD for some odd reason is based on that of Piatnik. I’d say the date was 1960s. I notice that the back design of the pack is also a copy of one used by Waddington for DLR cards.

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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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