Spanish Suited (Any pattern)
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.
This article was originally published in “The Playing-Card”, the Journal of the International Playing-Card Society (London), Volume XV, No.4, May 1987.
40-card "A Todos Alumbra - Naypes Refinos" pack manufactured by Léonard Biermans, Turnhout, c.1880.
Spanish national pattern by A. Camoin & Cie, Casablanca & Marseille
Luxurious Spanish-suited pack made by Alphonse Arnoult, Paris, France, c.1850.
‘La Auténtica Baraja Canaria’ was published in 1995 by Justo Pérez as an expression of the history and character of the Canary Islands.
Hijos de José Garcia Taboadela was a book-seller who also published this charming pack of lovers' fortune telling cards in 1871.
Baraja Edad Media, fantasy Spanish-suited medieval playing cards published Mas-Reynals, Barcelona, 1993. Designed by M. Malé and illustrated by V. Maza.
Primitive Latin suited pack, possibly of Swiss or German origin for export to Spain, dated by paper analysis as early XV century, which makes this one of the earliest known surviving packs of playing cards.
Spanish playing cards such as these were used in those parts of France where certain games were enjoyed, such as Aluette.
Cartes Catalanes are used in a small area in the Eastern Pyrenées region of Southern France.
Naipes Conrad Punta del Este Casino playing cards produced specially for Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino.
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