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Published May 01, 2014 Updated June 21, 2022

Philishave

Spanish-suited advertising deck for Philishave electric razors.

1978 Spain Heraclio Fournier Advertising Philips Spanish Suited Add to Collection

The Philishave shaver was invented by Philips engineer Alexandre Horowitz, who used rotating cutters instead of the reciprocating cutters that had been used in previous electric shavers, and was introduced in 1939. This promotional deck of playing cards was commissioned by Philips to promote the black Philishave model with three heads in 1978. The suit symbols are the parts of the razor. The result may not be very attractive, but it is original.

Above: naipe español for PHILIPS with non-standard suits and courts advertising electric razors. 40 cards in box, manufactured by Heráclio Fournier S.A., 1978.

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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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