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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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Gaucho

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Angus

Naipes "ANGUS" designed by Gustavo A. Pueyrredón, depicting Aberdeen Angus livestock on the courts and jokers dressed as Gauchos. • Jul 31, 2003

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Baraja Gaucha

“Baraja Gaucha” fantasy deck designed by Mateo Tikas Plechas for Argentina, 1998. • Sep 30, 2016

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Baraja Gaucha Juan C. Yelina

Baraja Gaucha by Juan C. Yelina for Profertil S.A., 2006. • Aug 19, 2016

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El Rodeo Talabartería

Promotional playing cards produced for ‘El Rodeo Talabartería’ specialising in leather goods and clothing, Buenos Aires, c.2006. • Jun 22, 2016

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F. Molina Campos

Unofficial Edition of Molina Campos playing cards, anonymous publisher, 2004. • Jul 24, 2005

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Falta Envido

Naipes Argentinos para Truco "Falta Envido" created by Alberto Soifer with Gaucho courts and variant suit symbols, 1982. • Nov 16, 2013

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Gaucho Naipes

‘Gaucho’ Spanish-suited deck, anonymous manufacturer, made in Argentina, 2001 • Jun 27, 2016

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Gaucho Playing Cards

Florencio de los Ángeles Molina Campos (1891-1959) produced the artwork for his series of Gaucho playing cards from 1944 to 1958. • Jul 24, 2001

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Martín Fierro

Naipes “Martín Fierro” based on the epic poem by José Hernandez. • May 24, 2019

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Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol

‘Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol’ with Gaucho designs by Julio F. Parada Seifert capturing the spirit of Argentine country life, 2005. • Jun 26, 2016

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Naipes ‘Charabon’

Naipes ‘Charabon’ - depicting the Gaucho as a national hero, Montevideo, 1983 • Jul 09, 2016

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Naipes ‘El Gaucho’

Naipes ‘El Gaucho’ manufactured and distributed by Caraven S.A., Montevideo, Uruguay, c.1990s. • Jan 01, 1970

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Naipes ‘El Gaucho’ by Cervantes S.A., Montevideo, c.1970s

Naipes ‘El Gaucho’ manufactured and distributed by Cervantes S.A., Montevideo, c.1970s • Dec 01, 1999

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Naipes “El Gaucho”, c.1955-60

Naipes “El Gaucho” Manufactured by Gráficos Unidos S.A., Montevideo, c.1955-60 • Jan 01, 1970

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Naipes Argentinos Patagonia

“Naipes Argentinos Patagonia” with court cards depicting gauchos and native Indians, c.2000. • Aug 12, 2015

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Naipes Cardón

Naipes Cardón designed by Mario Luis Rivero depicting traditional Argentine culture and identity, 2002. • Aug 12, 2019

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Naipes Casino Estilo Argentino

Naipes Casino Estilo Argentino by Justo Rodero with Gaucho suit symbols: the mate gourd, the sun, "facón" and gaucho club (palo borracho). • Jul 11, 2010

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Naipes Criollos

“Naipes Criollos” Gaucho playing cards, 1995. • Aug 18, 2019

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Naipes Gauchescos Argentinos

“Naipes Gauchescos Argentinos” with re-styled Spanish suit-symbols reflecting Argentinean culture, 2004 • Jun 28, 2015

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Naipes Victoria Gaucho

Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited, gaucho-themed pack celebrating the culture and traditions of the gauchos. • Nov 04, 2010

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Naipes Victoria Gaucho-themed pack, c.1975

Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited, gaucho-themed pack celebrates the culture and traditions of the gauchos. • Jan 01, 1970

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Recado de Bastos - Gaucho Scrapbook

Recado de Bastos (‘Gaucho Scrapbook’) Gaucho-themed deck from Argentina, 2006 • Feb 01, 2012