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Litográfica del Perú

Litográfica del Perú S.A. were manufacturers of playing cards in Peru sometime around the decades of the 1970s and/or 1980s.

Litográfica del Perú S.A. c.1970-75.

Litográfica del Perú S.A. were manufacturers and publishers of playing cards in Peru sometime around the decades of the 1970s and/or 1980s. Two advertising packs are shown below  (click images to see more).

Above: "Festal" standard Anglo-American style advertising playing cards for Hoechst Peruana S.A. manufactured by Litográfica del Perú, S.A., c.1970.


Below: playing cards made in Peru by Litográfica del Perú, c.1975, for Sydney Ross S.A. / Winthrop Pepsamar indigestion remedy.


‘Casinos para Bridge’ for Club Miraflores - anonymous manufacturer, made in Peru

The ace of spades has the legend "Producto Peruano" and the two jokers are copies of Piatnik jokers. The Club Miraflores Social Club monogram ‘CM’ appears on the box, the reverse and on the ace of spades. Otherwise the deck is completely anonymous.   www.clubsocialmiraflores.com

‘Casinos para Bridge’ for Club Miraflores - anonymous manufacturer
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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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