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Although the wrapper gives the manufacturer's address in Sevilla, Spain, the cards were most likely manufactured in El Salvador by a local printer imitating Spanish cards

Although the wrapper gives the manufacturer's address in Sevilla, Spain, the cards were most likely manufactured in El Salvador by a local printer imitating Spanish cards. The four of cups has a swan emblem. The four of swords has the legend “Naipe Español” and “40 cartas” and the four of cups has a lion emblem. 40 cards + wrapper, cheap grade card, square corners, in the Cádiz style.

Naipes opacos “Cisne” manufactured in El Salvador by a local printer imitating Spanish cards, c.2002 Naipes opacos “Cisne” manufactured in El Salvador by a local printer imitating Spanish cards, c.2002

Above: Naipes opacos “Cisne” manufactured in El Salvador by a local printer imitating Spanish cards and giving a fictitious address in Spain, c.2002.

Naipes opacos “Cisne” manufactured in El Salvador by a local printer imitating Spanish cards, c.2002
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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.


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