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Naipes ‘Jaque’ by Casabó S.A., c.1997

Naipes ‘Jaque’ Catalan pattern manufactured by Casabó S.A. for Laboratorios Gautier, c.1997.

Naipes ‘Jaque’ 40-card Spanish-suited Catalan pattern pack by CASABÓ S.A., Cuareim 1885, Montevideo, for Laboratorios Gautier, c.1997. ‘Jaque’ means ‘Check’ (as in checkmate). Casabó also produced Naipes Conga, Naipes Elefante, Naipes Tatú, American, The Monkey and Naipes Bambú

Naipes ‘Jaque’ by Casabó S.A., c.1997 Naipes ‘Jaque’ by Casabó S.A., c.1997 Naipes ‘Jaque’ by Casabó S.A., c.1997

Above: Naipes ‘Jaque’ 40-card + joker Catalan pattern by CASABÓ S.A. for Laboratorios Gautier, c.1997. The joker shows a horse's head wearing a gilded bridle adorned with red ornaments. The seven of coins shows the company name as Casabo S.A., Cuareim 1885, Montevideo.

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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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