Playing cards manufactured by The US Playing Card Co for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru, 1920s - 1950s
Above: 1001 ALADDIN playing cards manufactured by the USPCC for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, 1940s. The legend "Estanco de Naipes del Perú" is printed either on the box (left-hand example) or on the ace of spades, joker and reverse (right-hand example). The price of 2.50 Soles Oro is also overprinted on the box.
Below: 491 CARAVAN playing cards made in USA by the US Playing Card Co for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, 1950s-60s. The retail price is overprinted on the box: 3.50 Soles Oro (red box) or 6.00 Soles Oro (blue box).
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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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