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Pavias Playing Cards made in Peru

Pavias playing cards made in Peru, c.1990.

Spanish-suited playing cards printed locally in Peru by Pavias, 40 cards of rudimentary quality in cardboard box, slightly non-standard designs loosely based on the Cadiz pattern, c.1990. The name ‘Pavias’ is printed in the centre of the back design and on the box. Cards with exactly the same designs were printed in the 1970s by OBD S.A., Lima.

Pavias playing cards made in Peru, c.1990
Pavias playing cards made in Peru, c.1990 Pavias playing cards made in Peru, c.1990

Above: Pavias playing cards made in Peru, c.1990. 40 cards in 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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