Naipes 'Vencedor' by La Vencedora S.A., Asunción, Paraguay
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 King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Standard Catalan designs of the late 19th century by Sucesores de Viuda Sanmartí e Hijo, Barcelona. ...
Catalan pattern (‘Escudo de Barcelona’) with youthful courts and attractive colouring.
Alejo Gabarró “El Cuervo” Catalan pattern playing cards, Igualada, Spain, c.1904.
XV Century Spanish-suited playing cards with moorish influences
Fantasy Spanish-suited playing cards by Bertschinger y Codina (Barcelona), c.1850.
Luxurious Spanish-suited pack made by Alphonse Arnoult, Paris, France, c.1850.
Double-ended Spanish-suited playing cards published by Clemente de Roxas in Madrid, 1814.
Archaic Spanish-suited playing cards published in Toulouse by Antoine de Logiriera (1495-1518).
Kem ‘Spanish’ playing cards appear to depict Spanish conquistadors © 1994.
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 o...
Inspired by an archaic Spanish pattern formerly used in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Spanish-suited playing cards made in Belgium by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1875.
Gráfica S.A. of Buenos Aires has produced a number of brands using the Catalan pattern.
Bull-fighters pack published by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier, Vitoria (Spain) with artwork by Andrés M...
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 ...
Spanish Catalan pattern No.6 by Heráldica Castanyer, Sabadell (Barcelona), c.1980.
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 crow...
Some examples of playing cards made in Catalonia from the collection of Iris Mundus, Barcelona.
With a distinct history stretching back to the early middle ages, many Catalans think of themselves ...