Playing cards manufactured in Japan for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru, 1960s
Above: "LEOPARDO 777" Playing Cards manufactured in Japan by The Universal Playing Card Co Ltd, Osaka, for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, distributed exclusively by Drogueria Kahan, S.A., Lima, 1960s. The "Estanco de Naipes del Perú" logo is printed on the reverse of the cards.
Below: another pack with a similar box design manufactured for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, with the name "Candle" and "Hawahita Ind. Co" on the ace of spades.
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