Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud for export to Uruguay.
Inspired by an archaic Spanish pattern formerly used in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Naipes Artiguistas published in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios province (Argentina) in 1816, by Fray Solano García.
Playing Cards designed by Alvaros, published by Eduardo Carrión, Montevideo, 2000
100th anniversary of the Club Nacional de Football, Uruguay, 1999.
Naipes “Copa de Oro 1980” manufactured by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1980.
Victoria' playing cards manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, c.1955.
Supermercados CHIP playing cards manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1979
Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited, gaucho-themed pack celebrating the culture and traditions of the gauchos.
An example of the typical version of the Spanish Catalan pattern which is widely used in South American countries, especially Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Las Cartas de Sara (Yerba Mate) based on an idea by Diego Silva Pintos and illustrated by Hogue. Produced by Color/9, c.2003.
Naipes opacos ‘Ancla’ manufactured by Cía General de Fósforos Montevideana S.A. c.1980.
The standard Spanish-suited 'Parisian' style (Tipo Frances) is based on models exported to South America by French manufacturers during the nineteenth century.
Naipes ‘El Gaucho’ manufactured and distributed by Cervantes S.A., Montevideo, c.1970s.
The reverse has advertising for Cymaco motor spares who have branches in Uruguay.
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.
Tacuabé was a Charrúa native from Uruguay, an indigenous tribe that became extinct following European conquest and colonisation.
Cards from a 40-card pack made in Belgium by Antoine van Genechten exclusively for the firm "Escalada y Vidiella" based in Montevideo (Uruguay) in c.1860.
In 1806 the Council of Concepción del Uruguay imposed an 8 Peso tax on card and billiard tables on account of “the detrimental effect on poor and innocent people”
Naipes “El Gaucho” Manufactured by Gráficos Unidos S.A., Montevideo, c.1955-60
A version of the old Spanish National pattern which was manufactured by Parisian card makers in the 19th century for export to South America.
Naipes '210' playing cards made in Uruguay by Industria Gráfica Papelera S.A. (Ingrapa), c.1990.
Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited, gaucho-themed pack celebrates the culture and traditions of the gauchos.
Naipes Conrad Punta del Este Casino playing cards produced specially for Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino. .
Naipes ‘El Gaucho’ manufactured and distributed by Caraven S.A., Montevideo, Uruguay, c.1990s.
Naipes ‘Jaque’ Catalan pattern manufactured by Casabó S.A. for Laboratorios Gautier, c.1997.
Naipe Infantil Gauchito children’s miniature playing cards with Proverbs and Maxims on the reverse,
‘Naipes Donald’, children's miniature Spanish-suited Walt Disney playing cards, Uruguay, c.1990.
Spanish-suited playing cards made specially for the Instituto Nacional de Calidad 2006 awards.
Miniature children’s playing cards with photographs of football players on the reverse.
Spanish-suited playing cards for Yerba Armiño, anonymous manufacturer probably made in China.
Miniature children's playing cards depicting popular heroes and celebrities on the backs, Montevideo, c.1928.
Miniature Spanish-suited playing cards featuring Scooby-Doo! made specially for Hellmann’s.
Playing cards for Radisson Hotels - Casinos del Estado - Victoria Plaza, Montevideo, Uruguay, c.2009.