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Naipes ‘Baccarat’

An example of the typical version of the Spanish Catalan pattern which is widely used in South American countries, especially Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

Naipes ‘Baccarat’

Published by Akosol S.A., Paysandú 1382, Montevideo, Uruguay, c.1980s

Naipes ‘Baccarat’ manufactured by Akosol S.A., Montevideo, Uruguay, c.1980s

Above: naipes ‘Baccarat’ published by Akosol S.A., Paysandú 1382, Montevideo, Uruguay, printed by Ingrapa, c.1980s. 48 cards + 2 Jokers in box. The Ace of Coins features a crowned female bust inside a wreath above two cornucopias all resting on a plinth, with flags draped behind. The design of the cards is the typical version of the Spanish Catalan pattern which is used in South American countries, especially Argentina and Uruguay. For example, see Naipes 'El Gaucho' by Caraven S.A. and 'Naipe Casino' by Justo Rodero, which appears to be the inspiration for the Joker design.

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By Simon Wintle

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Curator 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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