Naipes El León, Mexico
Spanish suited playing cards made in Mexico by Clemente Jacques y Cia and by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A.
In 1970 the former Clemente Jacques y Cia became Pasatiempos Gallo, S.A., based in Querétaro, Mexico.
Reference: García Martín, Enrique: Las Barajas de Símbolos Españoles en América, in LA SOTA no.25, Asescoin, Madrid, Sept 2001
Member since February 01, 1996
Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
Original designs inspired by Mayan art and culture published by Fernando Güemes, Mexico.
Latin American designs by Productora de Naipes y Confetti (Pronaco), S.A., Mexico, c1980.
Colourful Mexican version of standard Spanish designs, by Productos Leo, S.A., c.1980s.
Playing cards were traditionally sold inside paper wrappers, which were usually thrown away.
Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript.
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Anglo-American pattern for Pedro Domecq Mexican brandy made by Productos Leo S.A., c.2000.
‘Selección Nacional de Fútbol’ playing cards published in Mexico by Novelty Corp de México S.A. de C...
“In der Fuehrer’s Face” playing cards designed in 1945 by Antonio Arias Bernal, a Mexican artist, bu...
Two colourful Mexican packs by an anonymous manufacturer titled “As Vencedores” on the ace of coins,...
“Baraja Hispanoamericana” published by Asescoin, with artwork by Ortuño, illustrates memorable peopl...
A continuation of the survey of designs used in Central and South America.
The designs of Mayan artists shown here give a general idea of their enormous artistic and cultural ...
Following their acquisition of Clemente Jacques y Cia in 1967, the playing card business was taken o...
Special pack for Aeronaves de Mexico S.A., designed by Ramón Valdiosera Berman, mid-1960s.
Nutrimientos Purina (Purina pet foods) advertising playing cards produced by Miguel Galas S.A. (Brow...
Grupo Editorial RAF S.A. de C.V. (founded 1962) has branches throughout Mexico.