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Spain has played a pivotal role in the history of playing cards in Europe and Latin America.

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‘El Cid’ by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain

‘El Cid’ playing cards manufactured by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain.

‘El Cid’ by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain 1880

‘El Cid’ designed by E. Pastor, Valencia, Spain, c.1875

‘El Cid’ fantasy playing cards designed by E. Pastor, Valencia, Spain, c.1875

‘El Cid’ designed by E. Pastor, Valencia, Spain, c.1875 1875

101 Dalmatas

101 Dalmatas by Naipes Fournier, 1995,

101 Dalmatas 1995

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

4 Elementos designed by Marcos Neila Muro

“4 Elementos” playing cards designed by Marcos Neila Muro promoting ecology and environmental sustainability.

4 Elementos designed by Marcos Neila Muro 2014

A Goofy Movie

A Goofy Movie card game published by Heraclio Fournier, 1996.

A Goofy Movie 1996

A Moorish Sheet of Playing Cards

This article was originally published in “The Playing-Card”, the Journal of the International Playing-Card Society (London), Volume XV, No.4, May 1987.

A Moorish Sheet of Playing Cards 1987

About Heraclio Díaz

Heraclio Díaz lives in the Canary Islands (Spain).

About Heraclio Díaz

Ancient Civilisations

Ancient Civilisations playing cards designed by Celedonio Perellón, produced by Heraclio Fournier, 1973.

Ancient Civilisations 1973

Artistas del Cine

Advertising pack designed by J. Passos and first printed by Cromografía Irández, Barcelona, c.1926. Re-printed in 1995.

Artistas del Cine 1926

Aventuras de Sport-Billy

The Adventures of Sport-Billy by H. Fournier, 1981.

Aventuras de Sport-Billy 1981

Baraja "Te Amo" cartoons by Serafín

Baraja 'Te Amo' con dibujos de Serafín en tirada de 500 ejemplares numerados, 48 naipes. Fabricado por Naipes Comas (Barcelona) 2002.

Baraja 2002

Baraja “Neoclásica”, Madrid, 1810

Baraja “Neoclásica” engraved by José Martínez de Castro, first published by Clemente Roxas, Madrid, 1810.

Baraja “Neoclásica”, Madrid, 1810 1810

Baraja Artistas del Cine Mudo

Baraja Artistas del Cine Mudo, c.1926.

Baraja Artistas del Cine Mudo 1926

Baraja Asescoin 1998

Asescoin 1998 member’s pack designed by Josep Soriano.

Baraja Asescoin 1998 1998

Baraja Boxeo

Baraja de Boxeo, c.1930.

Baraja Boxeo 1930

Baraja Canaria

‘La Auténtica Baraja Canaria’ was published in 1995 by Justo Pérez as an expression of the history and character of the Canary Islands.

Baraja Canaria 1995

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