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Hungarian Seasons playing cards by G. Berger, Buenos Aires

Hungarian 'Seasons' playing cards made by G. Berger, Alsina 373, Buenos Aires c.1940

Hungarian Seasons playing cards by G. Berger, Buenos Aires

Igor Domicelj, Buenos Aires, c.1945-55

Igor Domicelj commenced producing playing cards in c.1945. By the early 1950s the range had grown to include Naipes La Estrella, Barcelonesa, Chinita, La Española, Fantasio, Cartas Gitanas, Naipes Tipo Húngaro and a Jewish Quartet game.

Igor Domicelj, Buenos Aires, c.1945-55

Imported Argentinean Playing Cards

There has been a number of importing agents, as well as manufacturers from other countries, who have imported playing cards into Argentina.

Imported Argentinean Playing Cards

Impuestos Internos Sobre Naipes

Duty was first introduced on playing cards in Argentina in 1892, as part of the Internal Duties law, and in 1896 the first duty labels were printed to be used on packets of 1 gross packs.

Impuestos Internos Sobre Naipes

Industria Gráfica Pesout

Coimexpor Spanish-suited playing cards by Industria Gráfica Pesout, S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina, c.2008.

Industria Gráfica Pesout

J. F. Sanchez - Buenos Aires c.1895

J. F. Sanchez - Buenos Aires c.1895.

J. F. Sanchez - Buenos Aires c.1895

J. M. Gandarillas, Buenos Aires, c.1815

Playing cards believed to have been designed in 1815 by the Chilean immigrant Manuel José Gandarillas in Buenos Aires and published the following year.

J. M. Gandarillas, Buenos Aires, c.1815

Jewish Card Game

Judaism is the oldest of the great monotheist religions, parent of Christianity and Islam.

Jewish Card Game 1950

John Sterling - Distigráfica S.R.L.

John Sterling publishes budget-grade playing cards in Argentina.

John Sterling - Distigráfica S.R.L. 1999

Joker S.A.

Playing cards manufactured by Joker S.A.

Joker S.A.

Juegos Victoria | Juguetes Royal

Juegos Victoria – Juguetes Royal – publishers of children’s card games in Argentina during the 1960s and ‘70s.

Juegos Victoria | Juguetes Royal

Julio Laje

Julio Laje, importing agent for playing cards, Aconquija 2981, Buenos Aires, c.1930-1960.

Julio Laje

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park card game made in Argentina, 2004.

Jurassic Park 2004

Justo Rodero e Hijos

Justo Rodero e Hijos, playing card manufacturer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Justo Rodero e Hijos

La Baraja

Anonymous “La Baraja” Spanish deck, c.2005.

La Baraja

La Cumparsita Tango deck

Tango playing cards manufactured in Argentina, 2001.

La Cumparsita Tango deck 2001

La Española 2000 pattern

‘La Española 2000’ is a digitally re-drawn version of the original classic ‘La Española’ Spanish-suited pack and is produced in several sizes (standard, round, small and pocket).

La Española 2000  pattern

La Española Classic

‘La Española Classic’ is a traditional ‘La Española’ Spanish-suited pack and is produced in several sizes (standard, round, small and pocket).

La Española Classic

La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires

La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires c.1878-1920, manufacturers of paper and playing cards.

La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires

Lagos del Sur Souvenir

Lagos del Sur Souvenir playing cards published by Gráfica S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1980.

Lagos del Sur Souvenir

Leonor Fini

The originality of Leonor Fini's work is evident in these playing card designs. The imagery of her paintings was loosely based on dreams and this led her to be associated with the Surrealists...

Leonor Fini 1950

List of Manufacturers

List of Argentinian Playing Card Manufacturers from the 19th and 20th centuries.

List of Manufacturers

Luis A. Fourvel

The Fourvel family was of French origin but had settled in Spain during the XIX century. In the 1930s Luis Fourvel went to Argentina and established a printing business which flourished until the early 60s.

Luis A. Fourvel

Mambrú

Mambru pop group playing cards from Argentina, 2002.

Mambrú

Mario Colombo

Naipes "OBELISCO" by Mario Colombo, Rodriguez Peña 385, Buenos Aires (Argentina), c.1950.

Mario Colombo

Martín Fierro

Naipes “Martín Fierro” based on the epic poem by José Hernandez.

Martín Fierro 2000

Mask

Mask card game published by Cromy, Argentina, 1988.

Mask 1988

Matrix Reloaded

Matrix Reloaded playing cards published anonymously, 2003.

Matrix Reloaded 2003

Mickey Mouse y Amigos

“Mickey Mouse y Amigos” Spanish-suited pack mimicking Fournier’s Castilian pattern, 2001

Mickey Mouse y Amigos

Milonguita

Naipes de Poker “Milonguita” featuring early Tango music score covers, Gardés Editorial, 2003.

Milonguita 2003