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Naipes Vigor S.R.L

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VIGOR S.R.L (1955 - c1975) manufactured a range of playing cards and card games, including Chinita, La Estrella, Barcelonesa, La Española, Fantasio, Las Rosas, Pokerin, Cartas Gitanas and a Hungarian Seasons pack.

Naipes Vigor S.R.L.

VIGOR S.R.L (1955 - c1975) manufactured a range of playing cards and card games, including Chinita, La Estrella, Barcelonesa, La Española, Fantasio, Las Rosas, Pokerin, Cartas Gitanas and a Hungarian Seasons pack.

Naipes Vigor S.R.L.

Wrappers

Playing cards were traditionally sold inside paper wrappers, which were usually thrown away.

Wrappers

Cartas Gitanas

The designs of these fortune-telling cards are largely taken from nineteenth century Austrian "Rural Scenes" Tarock cards.

Cartas Gitanas

Ataque

“Ataque”, a card game simulating football manufactured in Buenos Aires by Vigor S.R.L., 1958.

Ataque

Jewish Card Game

Judaism is the oldest of the great monotheist religions, parent of Christianity and Islam.

Jewish Card Game

Naipes Tipo Húngaro

32 cards Hungarian "Seasons" pattern, with Argentinean tax stamp and trade mark of six-pointed star on 7 of bells, c.1955-60.

Naipes Tipo Húngaro

Naipes Barcelonesa by Vigor S.R.L., Bs As, 1960

Naipes Barcelonesa Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by Vigor S.R.L., Buenos Aires, 1960.

Naipes Barcelonesa by Vigor S.R.L., Bs As, 1960

Naipes Fantasio

Naipes Fantasio by Vigor S.A.C. e I., c.1960.

Naipes Fantasio

Naipes Pokerin by Vigor S.A.C. e I., Buenos Aires, c.1975

Naipes Pokerin playing cards manufactured by Vigor S.A.C. e I., Buenos Aires, c.1975.

Naipes Pokerin by Vigor S.A.C. e I., Buenos Aires, c.1975

Naipes Chinita by Vigor S.R.L.

Naipes Chinita Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by Vigor S.R.L., Bs Aires, c.1955.

Naipes Chinita by Vigor S.R.L.

Naipes Vigor S.R.L.

VIGOR S.R.L (1955 - c1975) manufactured a range of playing cards and card games, including Chinita, La Estrella, Barcelonesa, La Española, Fantasio, Las Rosas, Pokerin, Cartas Gitanas and a Hungarian Seasons pack.

Naipes Vigor S.R.L.

Naipes Las Rosas by Vigor S.R.L., c.1959

Naipes Las Rosas by Vigor S.R.L., c.1959.

Naipes Las Rosas by Vigor S.R.L., c.1959

Naipes La Estrella

Naipes La Estrella Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by Vigor S.R.L., Buenos Aires, c.1955.

Naipes La Estrella

Naipes La Española by Vigor S.R.L.

Naipes La Española Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by Vigor S.R.L., Buenos Aires, c.1955-75.

Naipes La Española by Vigor S.R.L.