Naipes Finos Faisán anglo-american pattern for Pedro Domecq Mexican brandy with interesting courts. The ace of spades has a pheasant's head inside the spade and the jokers are also pheasants.
English pattern by Productos Leo, S.A. - additional note from Roddy Somerville
Standard-size version of this manufacturer’s take on the English pattern (see also the large-index version, Ken Lodge’s blog page 9). The faces of all the colourful courts are pink. The maker’s name is on the Ace of Spades. The Joker depicts a handsome pheasant, in keeping with the brand name. High-quality production for the Hotel Presidente Inter-Continental, Mexico, a sober advertisement for which appears on the backs in blue on white. See the box►
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