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Pasatiempos Gallo

Published December 22, 2011 Updated July 12, 2022

Following their acquisition of Clemente Jacques y Cia in 1967, the playing card business was taken over by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A., which in 1990 became Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V.

1990 Mexico Pasatiempos Gallo Gallo Add to Collection

Gallo Intransparente

Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V.

Following their acquisition of Clemente Jacques y Cia in 1967, the playing card business was taken over by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A., which in 1990 became Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V. The flagship “Gallo Intransparente” continued to be produced under the new ownership, in different qualities and with slight variations on the Aces of Coins etc. In addition to the two versions shown below, there is also “Gallo Extra Extramatizado”. Other brands including Naipes El Fenix, El Leon, Las Dos Torres and Cassino also continued in production. Today the company is called Don Clemente Inc., based in U.S.A.  [Don Clemente website: www.donclementeinc.com →]

Gallo Intransparente by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V., Mexico, c.1995

Above: 'Gallo Intransparente' by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V., Mexico, c.1995. The cards have a grey background. The letters ‘MR’ appear at the top right of the Ace of Coins.

Gallo Extra Intransparente by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V., Mexico, c.1995

Above: 'Gallo Extra Intransparente' by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V., Mexico, c.1995. Each card has a yellow background, plastic coated cards.

Further reading:

García Martín, Enrique: Clemente Jacques, in LA SOTA no.15, Asescoin, Madrid, September 1996

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