La Auténtica Baraja Canaria
‘La Auténtica Baraja Canaria’ was published in 1995 by Justo Pérez (Tenerife) as an expression of the history and character of the Canary Islands, one of Spain's 17 autonomous communities. When Europeans began to explore the islands they encountered indigenous populations living at a Neolithic level of technology, who may have shared a common origin with the Berbers of northern Africa. The Sotas and Kings in this pack are depicted as Neolithic men and women wearing animal skins and cloaks. The Cavaliers are represented as bloodhounds. The suit symbols are prehistoric versions of the standard Spanish suits of Coins, Batons, Swords & Cups. The box has a poem alluding to a land of history, wine, fun, laughter and beautiful women.
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.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
Black-and-white photographs of models whose faces are made up using elements found on the major arca...
Forty famous men and women with links to Granada, on a pack designed by Rubén Garrido.
German-suited ‘Heathen War’ playing cards published by Joseph Fetscher, Munich, c.1820.
A rare Spanish-suited deck published by J.Y. Humphreys, Philadelphia, c.1816.
Review of “Trzes’ Moorish Deck” facsimile published by Ulrich Kaltenborn, Berlin, 2023.
Historical figures and artefacts from Navarre with designs by M. Sinués for the Navarre Association ...
Costumes des Peuples Étrangers & Jeu d’Or dedicated to young people and likely used for games and fo...
‘Baraja Mística’ satirical playing-cards featuring revelling clergy published by Litografía Fernánde...
Hawaiian playing cards in the style of classic Hawaiian wood carvings, USA, 2015.
Satirical playing cards manufactured by Francar y Cía depicting political situation, Barcelona, 1872...
Raimundo García pattern produced by José Cumplido in Madrid, dated 1860 on the four of coins.
‘Amorcillos’ (Cupids), a masterpiece from the golden age of Spanish playing cards by Clemente Roxas,...
Costumes of people of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, with views of Rio de Janeiro on the aces.
Félix Solesio e Hijos - Real Fábrica de Madrid - Spanish National pattern for Venezuela
Aluette game by Fabrique Dieudonné Jeune, Orléans, for Spanish market, c.1850.
A Spanish-suited pack as conceived by 48 different artists from the region of Murcia.
Re-edition of a French-suited Spanish pack from the Napoleonic era, with designs by J. Carrafa.
Baraxa Galega designed by F. Perez Llamosas and published by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1983.
Designs by Guitián, published by Ideas Peregrinas, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, c2018.
‘Baraja Fiesta Taurina’ bullfight playing cards published by Heraclio Fournier, Spain, 1975.