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C. Della Penna S.A.

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

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

Naipes Inca by C. Della Penna S.A., 1970s

Naipes Inca Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by C. Della Penna S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1970-78.

Naipes Inca by C. Della Penna S.A., 1970s

Naipes Inca for Hoechst Karidium

Naipes Inca for Hoechst Karidium by C. Della Penna S.A.C.I., Buenos Aires, c.1973.

Naipes Inca for Hoechst Karidium

Naipes Guarany, c.1940

Naipes Guarany by C. Della Penna S.A. playing card manufacturer and publisher, Buenos Aires, c.1940.

Naipes Guarany, c.1940

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

Naipes Guarany, c.1945-64

Naipes Guarany by C. Della Penna S.A.C.I., Buenos Aires, c.1945-64.

Naipes Guarany, c.1945-64

Naipes Congreso by C. Della Penna S.A., c.1966

Naipes Congreso by C. Della Penna S.A. playing card manufacturer and publisher, Buenos Aires, c.1966.

Naipes Congreso by C. Della Penna S.A., c.1966

Naipes Inca by Della Penna S.A., c.1965

Naipes Inca Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by Della Penna S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1965-70.

Naipes Inca by Della Penna S.A., c.1965

Naipes Inca by C. Della Penna S.A., c.1943-65

Naipes Inca Spanish-suited playing cards by C. Della Penna S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1943-65.

Naipes Inca by C. Della Penna S.A., c.1943-65

Naipes Inca by C. Della Penna, c.1970

Naipes Inca by C. Della Penna S.A. with advertising for Laprida stationers, c.1970.

Naipes Inca by C. Della Penna, c.1970

Naipes Inca by C. Della Penna & Cía, Buenos Aires, c.1930

The edition on this page shows the company name as C. Della Penna & Cía, along with an early version of the company logo in black & white only. In later editions it is coloured.

Naipes Inca by C. Della Penna & Cía, Buenos Aires, c.1930

Naipes Porteño by C. Della Penna S.A.C.I., Buenos Aires, c.1960

Naipes PORTEÑO Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by C. Della Penna S.A.C.I., Buenos Aires, c.1955-60.

Naipes Porteño by C. Della Penna S.A.C.I., Buenos Aires, c.1960

Naipes Porteño by C. Della Penna S.A.C.I., c.1950

Naipes Porteño Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by C. Della Penna S.A.C.I., Buenos Aires, c.1950.

Naipes Porteño by C. Della Penna S.A.C.I., c.1950

Naipes Porteño by C. Della Penna S.A.C.I., c.1960-70

Naipes PORTEÑO Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by C. Della Penna S.A.C.I., Buenos Aires, c.1960-70.

Naipes Porteño by C. Della Penna S.A.C.I., c.1960-70

Naipes Inca by C. Della Penna S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1930-78

Naipes Inca was one of Della Penna's leading brands of Spanish-suited playing cards, and was produced in successive editions until the company was taken over in 1978.

Naipes Inca by C. Della Penna S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1930-78

Naipes Ombú

Naipes Ombú by C. Della Penna S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1950.

Naipes Ombú