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Published July 03, 1996 Updated June 20, 2022

Baraja Artistas del Cine Mudo

Baraja Artistas del Cine Mudo, c.1926.

Spain Movies & Film 1926

Baraja Artistas del Cine Mudo, c.1926

Above: nine cards from a 48-card pack featuring caricatures of four film comedians: Chaplin, Lloyd, Keaton and Turpin. A rhyming couplet describes each scene and a miniature playing-card appears somewhere in the design. On the reverse a blank panel could be overprinted with publicity material. A number of different chocolate makers from Barcelona and Valencia availed themselves of this pack at different times. Published under the name of Fénix of Barcelona. Images courtesy José Manuel Murcia.

See also: Baraja Cinematografica, c.1925Comic Animals (Argentina)Spanish Historical Characters, c.1896Carreras Playing Cards and Dominoes, 1929Zoo Comics, 1968“El Perú” Fabrica de Cigarrillos Roldan y Cia.

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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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