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.
A continuation of the survey of designs used in Central and South America.
“Amos del Universo” card game published by Litografía Goicochea Hnos, S.A., Lima, Peru, c.1980.
Animals Quartet game printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru, early 1900s.
Standard Genoese pattern with French indices made by Biermans for Cigarrillo Holiday and the Estanco de Naipes del Perú.
‘Bosco’ Playing Cards manufactured by A.S.S. for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru, 1930s.
'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.
Cigarette Cards, Trade Cards, Miniature Playing Cards and other ephemera.
Spanish-suited playing cards for Cigarrillos Compadre, Peru, early 1900s
Coca-Cola themed deck produced for Ripley Department Store, Peru, anonymous manufacturer, c.2000.
“El Reloj” card game by Imprenta Lecaros, Lima, Peru, c.1920.
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.
The design of the figures is very agile with excellent colour harmony and execution.