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Published March 09, 2024 Updated March 10, 2024

Peintres Latino Americains

Original artwork by 18 different Latin American artists.

1986 Latin America Spain Editorial Quipus Collaborative Add to Collection

Presumably, each artist was told which card they were to design for this pack. Some designs are single-ended and some are double-ended; all are colourful and original. The name of each artist is given in the right-hand border of the courts and Jokers. On the court cards the indices are in French. The pips on the numeral cads are mostly set at jaunty angles. The back design (another artist’s work?) is composed of 100 small, double triangles in brown and purple. The box is remarkably uninformative and, sadly, there is no leaflet to tell us more about the artists. On inferior quality board.

‘Peintres Latino Americains’ playing cards published by Editorial Quipus, S.A., Spain, 1986 ‘Peintres Latino Americains’ playing cards published by Editorial Quipus, S.A., Spain, 1986 ‘Peintres Latino Americains’ playing cards published by Editorial Quipus, S.A., Spain, 1986

Above: ‘Peintres Latino Americains’ playing cards published by Editorial Quipus, S.A., Spain, 1986. Printer unknown (possibly Quipus?). 52 cards + 2 Jokers in tuck box. Size: 67 x 91 mm.

The box for this pack is numbered “I” but I know of no further packs in this series. See the box

Reference

Fournier Museum Catalogue, Vol. IV, Spain 1439.

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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