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Instituto Nacional de Calidad 2006 awards

Spanish-suited playing cards made specially for the Instituto Nacional de Calidad 2006 awards.

Naipes Republica A.F.A.P. for INACAL, c.2006

SPANISH-SUITED PLAYING CARDS made specially for the Instituto Nacional de Calidad 2006 awards, of which República AFAP S.A. was a winner. Printed by Impresos Manrique, Montevideo, 48 cards + 2 special jokers in box. There are no inscriptions or information printed on the cards regarding the manufacturer apart from the initials I.M. and a telephone number on the bottom box flap. It was presumably very prestigious to be commissioned to print the playing cards for this symbolic event. The design of cards is a slightly simplified redrawing of the standard Spanish Catalan type.

Spanish-suited playing cards made specially for the Instituto Nacional de Calidad 2006 awards

Above: Spanish-suited playing cards for República AFAP S.A. winners of the Instituto Nacional de Calidad awards, Montevideo, 2006.

Impresos Manrique produce publicity and promotional playing cards, both Spanish-suited and Anglo-American style, for various other Uruguayan businesses, in some cases with special jokers (click image below to see more). See also: CossacRadisson Hotel

Selection of playing cards published by Impresos Manrique
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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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