Assorted collectable cigarette cards with amorous illustrations and miniature Spanish-suited playing cards inset into top corners
printed by Litografía y Tipografía Fabbri Hermanos, for Roldan y Cia Tobacco, Lima, c.1895
Above; Tobacco cards with miniature playing cards inset into top corners,
printed by Litografía y Tipografía Fabbri Hermanos, for Roldan y Cia Tobacco, Lima, c.1895.
If the cards were arranged in order, there would be a continuing narrative.
The backs have a repeating pattern, printed in different directions in different print runs.
The miniature playing cards appear to be of the Cádiz style. Size: 3.5 x 5.5 cm.
Thanks to Daen Huse for extra research.
Above: collectible cigarette card published by Fábrica de Cigarillos Roldan & Co. inserted into packets of “El Perú” cigarettes. Image courtesy Anke Schröder.