Aluette pack manufactured by Boéchat Frères, Bordeaux, c.1950. Aluette cards tend to have features found on archaic Spanish cards, and these cards are a sort of hybrid between standard 19th/20th century Aluette and the relatively modern Spanish Catalan pattern. The characteristic, slightly mischievous additions, or embellishments, to the lower numeral cards and mounted cavalières (female, no.11) are in the style of French Aluette cards, but the sotas (male jacks, no.10), kings (no.12), the Spanish suit symbol designs and anchor-caducceus motif on the four of coins are in the style of the standard Spanish Catalan pattern. The box describes the cards as: “Jeu D’Aluettes Vernies Nº 46”.
Catalan pattern by unusual manufacturer from Madrid, J. Muñoz, Getafe, c.1870s.
‘El Cid’ playing cards manufactured by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain.
A colourful version of the Spanish Catalan pattern from Colombia, with a crowing cockerel on the 4 of cups.
Gráfica S.A. of Buenos Aires has produced a number of brands using the Catalan pattern.
Standard Catalan-type deck, titled "El Mexicano", by an anonymous Argentinean manufacturer, c.1980s.
Jeu D’Aluettes manufactured by Boéchat Frères, Bordeaux, c.1950 with archaic Spanish features mixed with the standard Catalan pattern
Spanish Catalan pattern No.6 by Heráldica Castanyer, Sabadell (Barcelona), c.1980.
Cartes à Jouer Espagnoles Héron - Catalan pattern.
Mas-Reynals standard Catalan pattern comes in several slightly different versions.
“El Ciervo” No.4 manufactured by Hija de Antonio Comas during the Spanish Civil War, with mural crown and flag of the 2nd Republic on the ace of coins, c.1938.
Naipes Samsó published by N.E.G.S.A. (Barcelona) c.1965.
Some examples of playing cards made in Catalonia from the collection of Iris Mundus, Barcelona.
Torras y Sanmartí y Cía, Barcelona, 1830.
With a distinct history stretching back to the early middle ages, many Catalans think of themselves as a separate nation from the rest of Spain.
Wenceslao Guarro Catalan Pattern by Fabricantes de Naipes de España, c.1925.
Luis Guarro’s “El Caballo con Manta” Catalan pattern by Fabricantes de Naipes de España, c.1920.
Publicity playing cards for RedElec Argentina, c.2008
Cartes Catalanes are used in a small area in the Eastern Pyrenées region of Southern France.
Naipes Intransparentes de Una Hoja No.55 made by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier (Vitoria) for exportation to Argentina, c.1940.
Supermercados CHIP playing cards manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1979
Spanish-suited Aluette pack with 'FABRICANDO IN MADRID' printed on the Two of Swords and the legend Lequart - Paris printed in the top left corners of the court cards.
Aluette playing cards manufactured by Dieudonné & Cie, Angers (France), early 20th century.
An example of the typical version of the Spanish Catalan pattern which is widely used in South American countries, especially Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Standard Spanish Catalan pattern playing cards by S. Giráldez, Barcelona, c.1905.
Mesmaekers Spanish Pack for export to Spanish colonies and South American countries, c.1875
Minifusor Clásico, a modern re-drawing of the Catalan pattern published by Difusora, c.1980.
Francisco Girbau & Cia, Buenos Aires, c.1890-1935
Juan Roura produced a range of popular designs including Catalán, Castilian and Cádiz patterns for domestic use exportation.
Catalan type by Juan Roura, La Hispano-Americana, Barcelona (1872 - 1962).
Sebastian Comas y Ricart - Hija de A. Comas “El Ciervo” Spanish Catalan pattern, c.1930.
La Baraja 'Hoja de Afeitar'. Baraja de Hojas Maravilla descalificadas como de primerísima categoría.
Naipes Vencedor, manufactured in Paraguay by La Vencedora S.A, c.1985
Naipes ‘Retruco’ published by Fantasias S.A., Montevideo, c.1980.
Naipes ‘Jaque’ Catalan pattern manufactured by Casabó S.A. for Laboratorios Gautier, c.1997.
Naipes ‘Bambú’ manufactured by M.C. de Casabó Ltda, Montevideo, c.1950
Spanish-suited playing cards made specially for the Instituto Nacional de Calidad 2006 awards.