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Published July 03, 1996 Updated August 04, 2022

Naipes ‘Bambú’

Naipes ‘Bambú’ manufactured by M.C. de Casabó Ltda, Montevideo, c.1950

1950 Uruguay Casabó Catalan Pattern Add to Collection

Naipes 'Bambú' Spanish-suited playing cards in the Catalan pattern manufactured by M.C. de CASABÓ Ltda, Avda Gral Rondeau 1602, Montevideo, early 1950s. Casabó also produced Naipes Conga, Naipes Elefante, Naipes Tatú, American, The Monkey and Naipes Jaque.

Right: the box features a Buddha seated in a bamboo grove →

The seven of coins has the blue 25 centésimo tax stamp which was applied to cards manufactured in Uruguay at this time. The extra card, the four of cups and the box give the company name as M. C. de Casabó Ltda, and the address as Av. Gral Rondeau, 1602 (Montevideo). In May 1956 the name changed to M. C. de Casabó S.A. and the address to Cuareim 1885 (Montevideo).

Naipes ‘Bambú’ manufactured by M.C. de Casabó Ltda, Montevideo, early 1950s
Naipes ‘Bambú’ manufactured by M.C. de Casabó Ltda, Montevideo, early 1950s Naipes ‘Bambú’ manufactured by M.C. de Casabó Ltda, Montevideo, early 1950s Naipes ‘Bambú’ manufactured by M.C. de Casabó Ltda, Montevideo, 1950s

Above: Naipes ‘Bambú’ manufactured by M.C. de Casabó Ltda, Montevideo, early 1950s. 40 cards + title card in box.  (Click tax stamp to zoom).

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By Simon Wintle

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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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