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16th century cards discovered in Peru

Fragments of playing cards and 2 dice were unearthed in a 16th century rubbish tip adjacent to a Spanish house in the lower Rimac Valley in Peru, providing evidence of games played by early Spanish settlers.

16th century cards discovered in Peru

9: Standard English Cards From Latin America: Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

A continuation of the survey of designs used in Central and South America.

9: Standard English Cards From Latin America: Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

Amos del Universo

“Amos del Universo” card game published by Litografía Goicochea Hnos, S.A., Lima, Peru, c.1980.

Amos del Universo 1980

Animals Quartet printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru

Animals Quartet game printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru, early 1900s.

Animals Quartet printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru

Biermans for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru

Standard Genoese pattern with French indices made by Biermans for Cigarrillo Holiday and the Estanco de Naipes del Perú.

Biermans for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru 1965

Bosco by A.S.S. for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru

‘Bosco’ Playing Cards manufactured by A.S.S. for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru, 1930s.

Bosco by A.S.S. for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru

Calendario Inka

“Calendario Inka” playing cards published by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004.

Calendario Inka 2004

Cards for export to Peru by Heraclio Fournier

'El Caballo' brand (No.5P) playing-cards manufactured in Spain by Heraclio Fournier S.A. especially for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, c.1960.

Cards for export to Peru by Heraclio Fournier 1960

Cefacidal

“Cefacidal” / Mead Johnson medical humour advertising playing cards, c.1975.

Cefacidal 1975

Cigarette Cards and other ephemera

Cigarette Cards, Trade Cards, Miniature Playing Cards and other ephemera.

Cigarette Cards and other ephemera

Cigarrillos Compadre, Peru, early 1900s

Spanish-suited playing cards for Cigarrillos Compadre, Peru, early 1900s

Cigarrillos Compadre, Peru, early 1900s

Coca~Cola themed pack for Ripley department store, Peru

Coca-Cola themed deck produced for Ripley Department Store, Peru, anonymous manufacturer, c.2000.

Coca~Cola themed pack for Ripley department store, Peru 2000

Cusco Inca Souvenir

Pre-Incas & Incas Souvenir Playing Cards, Cusco, Peru, 2000.

Cusco Inca Souvenir 2000

Disney playing cards from Peru

Disney playing cards from Peru.

Disney playing cards from Peru 1982

El Reloj card game by Imprenta Lecaros

“El Reloj” card game by Imprenta Lecaros, Lima, Peru, c.1920.

El Reloj card game by Imprenta Lecaros 1920

Estanco de Naipes del Perú

In October 1888 the Republic of Peru Congress passed Law no.26 establishing taxes on playing cards, whether imported or locally produced, according to the quality of the cards.

Estanco de Naipes del Perú

Fenno, Peru

Fenno souvenir playing cards, made in Peru.

Fenno, Peru

Festal advertising playing cards

Festal advertising playing cards for Hoechst Peruana S.A.

Festal advertising playing cards 1970

Inka Culture

Inka Culture playing cards, Peru, c.2000, promoting alpaca and cotton.

Inka Culture

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