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Animals Quartet printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru

Animals Quartet game printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru, early 1900s.

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Animals Quartet playing cards printed for Cigarrillos "El Figaro", Peru, early 1900s

Animals Quartet playing cards printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru, early 1900s

Above: Animals Quartet playing cards printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru, early 1900s. Cards of this type are examples of playing cards used for educational purposes besides providing entertainment value to young people.

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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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