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Spanish-suited deck for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú

Spanish-suited playing cards printed for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú.

Spanish-suited playing cards printed for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, anonymous manufacturer, c.1960. A circular 'M' motif appears on several cards, presumably the manufacturer's logo, otherwise the designs are the standard Cadiz pattern. The three-masted galleon shown on the four of coins, with a Spanish flag on the masthead, is copied from a known Spanish brand. The Estanco de Naipes del Perú logo is shown on the reverse of the cards.

Spanish-suited playing cards printed for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, c.1960
Spanish-suited playing cards printed for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, c.1960 Spanish-suited playing cards printed for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, c.1960 Spanish-suited playing cards printed for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, c.1960
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Curator 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.


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