After the Spanish Civil War (1936-40) only three or four Spanish playing card makers remained: Fournier, Comas and Roura.
During the firm’s existence, a range of popular standard designs were produced, including
Catalán and Castilian type packs, plus Cádiz-type models for exportation to Philippines and Latin America.
Brand names include Dos Mundos, La Hispano-Americana, La Legitima Loba and El Toro. Juan Roura worked in Barcelona at Calle Nápoles no. 113 until acquired by Heraclio Fournier in 1962.
Catalan type pack No.32
Above: Catalan type pack No.32 by Juan Roura, Barcelona, c.1932 see more►
Above: Catalan type "Naipes Finos de Una Hoja La Hispano-Americana", manufactured in Barcelona by Juan Roura, c.1935. The ace of coins has a mural crown of the Second Spanish Republic.
This design was used, with slight modifications, over several decades see more►
Castilian style No.21 “Hispano Americana”
Above: Naipes Finos No.21 "Hispano Americana", in the Castilian style, by Juan Roura, Barcelona, c.1940 see more►
Cadiz style “Dos Toros” brand for exportation
Above: Naipes "Dos Toros", in the Cadiz style, produced for export to the Philippines by Juan Roura, Barcelona see more►