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8: Standard English Cards in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil and Chile

A brief survey of the designs of English cards in South America.

8: Standard English Cards in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil and Chile

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

Agostino Bergallo

Agostino Bergallo Spanish pattern made for South American countries

Agostino Bergallo

Argentinian Playing Cards - Naipes Argentinos

Playing cards were introduced to the Americas with Spanish explorers such as Columbus or Cortés.

Argentinian Playing Cards - Naipes Argentinos

Axe Deodorant

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

Axe Deodorant

Bicicleta num.810

The United States Playing Card Co. issued Spanish versions of their flagship brand.

Bicicleta num.810 1904

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

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

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

Casa Escasany

Naipes Casa Escasany ~ Magnificent novelty playing cards published by Casa Escasany, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1930s.

Casa Escasany

Cía Gral de Fósforos

Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, founded in 1893.

Cía Gral de Fósforos

Ciudad de Quito

Pack of souvenir playing cards made in Quito, Ecuador, featuring black & white photographs depicting Ecuador as one of the great nations on Earth

Ciudad de Quito

Colombia

Colombian playing cards.

Colombia

Copa de Oro 1980

Naipes “Copa de Oro 1980” manufactured by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1980.

Copa de Oro 1980 1980

El Ciervo, c.1930

Sebastian Comas y Ricart - Hija de A. Comas “El Ciervo” Spanish Catalan pattern, c.1930.

El Ciervo, c.1930 1930

Fournier No. 55

Naipes Intransparentes de Una Hoja No.55 made by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier (Vitoria) for exportation to Argentina, c.1940.

Fournier No. 55 1940

Francisco Girbau & Cia, Buenos Aires

Francisco Girbau & Cia, Buenos Aires, c.1890-1935

Francisco Girbau & Cia, Buenos Aires

Giuseppe Cattino

Playing cards manufactured in Italy by Giuseppe Cattino and Paolo Montanar for Spanish markets.

Giuseppe Cattino

Grimaud Spanish pattern

Grimaud Spanish pattern, c.1880

Grimaud Spanish pattern

Instituto Nacional de Calidad 2006 awards

Spanish-suited playing cards made specially for the Instituto Nacional de Calidad 2006 awards.

Instituto Nacional de Calidad 2006 awards 2006

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

Joker S.A.

Playing cards manufactured by Joker S.A.

Joker S.A.

Justo Rodero e Hijos

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

Justo Rodero e Hijos

Lagos del Sur Souvenir

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

Lagos del Sur Souvenir

Las Cartas de Tacuabe by Manos del Uruguay

Tacuabé was a Charrúa native from Uruguay, an indigenous tribe that became extinct following European conquest and colonisation.

Las Cartas de Tacuabe by Manos del Uruguay 2001

Latin American Playing Cards

Playing cards had been introduced to the Americas with explorers such as Columbus or Cortés, whose fellow countrymen were keen gamblers. Cards were imported from Spain since the 16th century. Local production usually imitated Spanish cards.

Latin American Playing Cards

Mesmaekers Spanish Pack, c.1875

Mesmaekers Spanish Pack for export to Spanish colonies and South American countries, c.1875

Mesmaekers Spanish Pack, c.1875 1875

Minifusor Clásico

Minifusor Clásico, a modern re-drawing of the Catalan pattern published by Difusora, c.1980.

Minifusor Clásico

Naipe Cantaclaro

A colourful version of the Spanish Catalan pattern from Colombia, with a crowing cockerel on the 4 of cups.

Naipe Cantaclaro

Naipe de Bridge

Standard English pattern pack made in Ecuador, c.1970.

Naipe de Bridge 1970

Naipes ‘Baccarat’

An example of the typical version of the Spanish Catalan pattern which is widely used in South American countries, especially Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

Naipes ‘Baccarat’

Naipes ‘Retruco’

Naipes ‘Retruco’ published by Fantasias S.A., Montevideo, c.1980.

Naipes ‘Retruco’

Naipes Artiguistas, 1816

Naipes Artiguistas published in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios province (Argentina) in 1816, by Fray Solano García.

Naipes Artiguistas, 1816 1815

Naipes Criollos

“Naipes Criollos” Gaucho playing cards, 1995.

Naipes Criollos 1995

Naipes Españoles “El Mexicano”

Standard Catalan-type deck, titled "El Mexicano", by an anonymous Argentinean manufacturer, c.1980s.

Naipes Españoles “El Mexicano”

Naipes Finos — No.304 Spanish Pack

Spanische Spielkarten "Naipes Finos" No.304, manufactured by B. Dondorf designed by the catalan artist Apel-les Mestres, Barcelona, 1902.

Naipes Finos — No.304 Spanish Pack 1902

Naipes Joketa

“Naipes Joketa” by anonymous manufacturer, c.1975. A slightly elaborated version of conosur pattern.

Naipes Joketa 1975

Naipes No. 71 Los Leones

Naipes No. 71 Los Leones by The United States Playing Card Co., c.1900.

Naipes No. 71 Los Leones 1900

Naipes Vigor S.R.L.

VIGOR S.R.L (1955 - c1975) manufactured a range of playing cards and card games, including Chinita, La Estrella, Barcelonesa, La Española, Fantasio, Las Rosas, Pokerin, Cartas Gitanas and a Hungarian Seasons pack.

Naipes Vigor S.R.L.

Naypes Finos made in Belgium

Belgian manufacturers were competing against Spanish makers. Features of the traditional Spanish designs, including many well-known brands, were imitated or plagiarised.

Naypes Finos made in Belgium

Panama playing cards

Not a lot of playing cards have been produced in Panama, only a couple of locally-produced tourist souvenir packs.

Panama playing cards

Paraguayan Playing Cards

Paraguayan Playing Cards

Paraguayan Playing Cards

Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud

Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud for export to Uruguay.

Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud

Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals

Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals, c.1998 & Bodegas Trapiche, 2003.

Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals

Pedro Bosio

Cards of the Spanish National Pattern 'Money Bag' type manufactured by Pedro Bosio, Genova (Italy) probably during the 18th century and for export to Spain or South America.

Pedro Bosio

Pedro Bosio, 2

Cards of the Spanish National Pattern manufactured by Pedro Bosio, Genova (Italy) during the 18th century for export to South America.

Pedro Bosio, 2

Pedro Domecq

Anglo-American pattern for Pedro Domecq Mexican brandy made by Productos Leo S.A., c.2000.

Pedro Domecq 2000