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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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Advertising & publicity playing cards by Joker S.A.

Advertising and publicity playing cards manufactured by Joker S.A. • Apr 13, 2003

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Alvarez Holmberg y Cia,

Alvarez Holmberg y Cia, playing card manufacturer, Buenos Aires, Argentina, c.1950-70 • Aug 22, 2003

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America Online Beach

America Online Beach playing cards, Spanish suit system, non-standard designs, 2006 • Mar 07, 2012

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Angus

Naipes "ANGUS" designed by Gustavo A. Pueyrredón, depicting Aberdeen Angus livestock on the courts and jokers dressed as Gauchos. • Jul 31, 2003

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Anonymous manufacturers 1

Argentina has produced a series of anonymous decks, both Spanish-suited and Anglo-American type and children's games. • Apr 18, 2010

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Anonymous manufacturers 2

Argentina has produced a series of anonymous decks, both Spanish-suited and Anglo-American type and children's games. • Apr 08, 2010

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Aparcero

Naipes Argentinos 'La Partida' y 'Aparcero' published by Obsequios Empresarios Argentinos, Santa Fe • Jan 19, 2012

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Argenar, Buenos Aires, c.1980

The reverse has advertising for Cymaco motor spares who have branches in Uruguay. • Jan 01, 1970

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Argentina Card Backs

• Jan 01, 1970

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Argentina Tax Stamps on playing cards 1895-1968

Argentina Tax Stamps on playing cards 1895-1968 • Jan 01, 1970

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Argentine Political Cards

Political Playing Cards, Buenos Aires, 1890. • Jan 01, 1970

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Argentinean Tango playing cards

The Tango - sultry and seductive - is Argentina's form of popular music and dance, invented in Buenos Aires in the 19th century. • Jan 01, 1970

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Argentinian Playing Cards - Naipes Argentinos

Playing cards were introduced to the Americas with Spanish explorers such as Columbus or Cortés. • Mar 04, 2002

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Arlequin

Naipes Arlequin come in both International and Spanish versions. • Aug 19, 2015

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Asociart promotional playing cards, Argentina, 2000

Asociart Insurance promotional playing cards, Argentina, 2000 • Apr 01, 2002

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Ataque

“Ataque”, a card game simulating football manufactured in Buenos Aires by Vigor S.R.L., 1958 • Mar 17, 2015

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Axe Deodorant

Clearly promoting good personal hygiene, each card shows a young, pouting female model posing seductively and appealing to the playboy. • Mar 04, 2010

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Bahía Graf, printers, Buenos Aires, Argentina

A pack specially designed for a sandwich bar and cake shop. The jokers show a pile of sandwiches. • Jan 01, 1970

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Bandana

Bandana Argentine pop girl group playing cards 2002. • Apr 12, 2002

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Baraja Aparcero

Designed to illustrate the history of four indigenous tribes who represent the roots of the Argentinean race. • Jan 01, 1970

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Baraja Gaucha

“Baraja Gaucha” fantasy deck designed by Mateo Tikas Plechas for Argentina, 1998. • Sep 30, 2016

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Baraja Gaucha Juan C. Yelina

Baraja Gaucha by Juan C. Yelina for Profertil S.A., 2006. • Aug 19, 2016

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Barajitas Futbolísticas Golazo, 1973

Figuritas Golazo collectible football cards from Argentina, 1973 • Apr 04, 2016

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Bedaumine Hnos, Bs Aires

Naipes Tipo Español 'El Vencedor', Bedaumine Hnos, Bs Aires • Jan 01, 1970

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Bertrand Domec, 1904-1970 page 2

Bertrand Domec, Buenos Aires 1904-1970 page 2 • Apr 10, 2001

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Bertrand Domec, Buenos Aires 1904-1970

Bertrand Domec was an importer of playing cards into Argentina • Jan 01, 1970

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Billiken Minicartas

Children’s toy cards published in Argentina by Editorial Atlántida in the magazine “Billiken”, 1964 • Feb 05, 2015

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Bingo

Spanish-suited, Bingo-themed playing cards published in 2007 by Grupo AGG (Argentine Gaming Group) who owns the Bingo Avellaneda venues in Buenos Aires. • Jan 15, 2012

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Black Tango

‘Black Tango’ playing cards with photographs of dancing couples published by Gardés Editorial, 2003 • Apr 05, 2016

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Bodegas Trapiche

Promotional playing cards produced for Bodegas Trapiche, designed to play Quartet games by collecting a wine bottle card with four matching glasses. • Mar 16, 2014

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Buena Suerte Cartomancy

Buena Suerte Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975 • Jun 19, 2011

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Buena Suerte Cartomancy leaflet

Buena Suerte Cartomancy leaflet. • Jun 19, 2011

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C. Della Penna & Cía, Bs Aires, c.1930-1978

C. Della Penna S.A. playing card manufacturer and publisher, Buenos Aires, c.1930-1978 • Jul 22, 1999

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Caballos Argentinos

“Caballos Argentinos” playing cards with photographs of horses and ponies on each card. • Jun 28, 2014

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Cadiz style by La Primitiva, Bs Aires c.1905.

Cadiz style playing cards manufactured by La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires c.1905. The cards have the black 'Mercury' tax stamp on the four of cups. • Jan 01, 1970

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Capacitación

Health & Safety playing cards designed as a teaching aid to improve safety standards in the workplace • Jan 20, 2012

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Cappellano Hnos c.1920-80

Originally known as Cappellano Hnos in the 1920s, over the years the company underwent several changes of name and address. • Jan 01, 1970

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Cappellano S.A. c.1920-c.1985

Originally known as Cappellano Hnos in the 1920s, and undergoing several changes of name and address, the company produced catalan style packs with the brand names "Naipes Triunfo" and "Torcacita" as well as an Anglo-American style pack titled "VELCAP". • Jan 07, 2012

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Card games by Joker S.A.

Joker S.A.I.C. produce a range including children's card games, tarot cards and advertising decks, alongside their standard Spanish-suited and Anglo-American playing cards. • Apr 13, 2002

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Cartas Gitanas

The designs of these fortune-telling cards are largely taken from nineteenth century Austrian "Rural Scenes" Tarock cards. • Mar 07, 2017

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Cartas Precolombinas

Spanish playing cards with Pre-Columbian designs from Argentina, 2001 • Jan 27, 2017

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Cartomancia Astrología Quirologia Tests

A set of rather unusual and non-standard cartomancy cards from Argentina with religious connotations and imaginative artwork • Mar 19, 2014

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Casa Escasany

Naipes Casa Escasany ~ Magnificent novelty playing cards published by Casa Escasany, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1930s • Jan 01, 1970

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Casa Jacobo Peuser

Casa Jacobo Peuser was originally founded in 1867, and was involved in the importation of playing cards into Argentina during the period (approx.) c.1920-1950. • Jul 22, 2010

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Cerveza ‘El Gallo’

Advertising pack for Cerveza ‘El Gallo’ made in Belgium, c.1880 • May 27, 2010

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Chip 'n Dale Cromy card game Argentina

Chip 'n Dale Cromy card game Argentina • Jan 01, 1970

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Cía General Fabril Financiera S.A.

Founded in 1889 as Compañía General de Fósforos, and favoured by certain economic factors, the firm provided a range of general printing and publishing services, with interests in textiles and other industrial processes. In 1929 the firm became known as Compañía General Fabril Financiera S.A. • Mar 26, 1999

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Cilbrás

Cilbrás is a distribution branch of the Brazilian high-pressure gas cylinder and welding supplies company Praxair. • Jan 12, 2012

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Clark’s Industries

Clark’s Industries Spanish Cards, c.1975. • Apr 18, 2018

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Creciendo Seguros

‘Creciendo Seguros’ road safety awareness playing cards from Argentina, 2006 • Jan 16, 2015

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Cromy card games

Juegos de Cartas Cromy card games made in Argentina 1983-1995 • Jul 25, 1999