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Published March 15, 2010 Updated March 11, 2023

Baraja Taurina by Simeon Durá, c.1916

Baraja Taurina manufactured by Simeon Durá (Valencia) for Chocolate Angelical, first published in 1916.

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Above: cards from Baraja Taurina desigbed by J. Vázquez and manufactured by Simeon Durá (Valencia) for Chocolate Angelical, first published in 1916. 48 cards. The back of each card features a sepia photograph of a different contemporary matador with advertising for Chocolate Angelical superimposed on cross-hatching. Owing to its great popularity this pack was in print until the 1930s and variations in the front and back designs and colouring can be found in the different editions.

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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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