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La Cubana S.A.

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La Cubana were successors to P. Munguia, who were founded in 1872. The company closed n 1995 bringing to a close Mexico's longest standing playing-card factory.

La Cubana, S.A.

La Cubana were successors to P. Munguia, who were founded in 1872. The company closed n 1995 bringing to a close Mexico's longest standing playing-card factory.

La Cubana, S.A.

El Aguila

Naipes ‘El Aguila’ with flamboyantly dressed court figures made in Mexico by La Cubana S.A., c.1975.

El Aguila

9: Standard English Cards From Latin America: Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

A continuation of the survey of designs used in Central and South America.

9: Standard English Cards From Latin America: Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

El Ferrocarril

Naipe El Ferrocarril made by La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960

El Ferrocarril

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca

Advertising Playing-Cards by La Cubana, S.A, Mexico c.1960

Advertising Playing-Cards by La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Advertising Playing-Cards by La Cubana, S.A, Mexico c.1960

Naipes Aguila Antigua Transparente

Naipes Aguila Antigua Transparente, c.1960.

Naipes Aguila Antigua Transparente

Naipes Goliat

Naipes Goliat, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960

Naipes Goliat

Naipes Estrella Nueva

Naipes Estrella Nueva, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960

Naipes Estrella Nueva

Naipes Poker Profesional

Naipes Poker Profesional, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Naipes Poker Profesional

Naipes Bridge o Canasta Uruguaya,

Naipes Bridge o Canasta Uruguaya, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Naipes Bridge o Canasta Uruguaya,

Naipes Bridge Profesional

Naipes Bridge Profesional, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Naipes Bridge Profesional

Naipes Campana, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960

Naipes Campana, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Naipes Campana, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960

Naipes tamaño Mignon, La Cubana, S.A.

Naipes tamaño Mignon, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Naipes tamaño Mignon, La Cubana, S.A.

Naipes Estrella Antigua

Naipes Estrella Antigua, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Naipes Estrella Antigua

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca (Jaspe)

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca (Jaspe), La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca (Jaspe)

Naipes Campana Extra

Naipes Campana Extra, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Naipes Campana Extra

Bridge advertising playing cards by La Cubana

Bridge advertising playing cards for Morganite Carbon, manufactured by La Cubana, S.A., Tulipan 108, Mexico 4, D.F., c.1980s.

Bridge advertising playing cards by La Cubana

Naipes para Ferias

Naipes para Ferias, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1942 & c.1960.

Naipes para Ferias

La Cubana, S.A.

La Cubana were successors to P. Munguia, who were founded in 1872. The company closed n 1995 bringing to a close Mexico's longest standing playing-card factory.

La Cubana, S.A.

Navío Extra

Naipes Navío Extra, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960

Navío Extra