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Published July 03, 1996 Updated March 31, 2022

OBD Playing Cards made in Peru

Spanish-suited playing cards printed by OBD, S.A., Lima, Peru, 1976.

1976 Peru OBD Pavias Canasta Add to Collection

OBD playing cards, Lima, Peru, c.1976

Spanish-suited playing cards printed by OBD, S.A., Lima, Peru; 40 linen grained cards in cardboard box, slightly non-standard designs based on the Cadiz pattern, c.1976. The name 'OBD' is printed in the centre of the back design and on the box. Cheaper grade cards with exactly the same designs were printed in the 1990s by Pavias

OBD Spanish-suited playing cards, c.1976

OBD S.A. also produced Anglo-American style cards for playing Poker & Canasta, with interesting court card designs. Again, the OBD logo is printed on the backs, and the 2 jokers have the legend "Naipes OBD, R.I. 8867 - Lima - Peru" printed on them - see below.

OBD Mona Poker-Canasta playing cards, c.1976
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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

Founder 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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