Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana S.A.
Compañia General de Fósforos Montevideana S.A. was a leading producer of matches in Uruguay. Commencing around 1900 their printing division began producing several brands of Anglo-American and Spanish-style playing cards such as Naipes Angelito and Naipes Victoria. Naipes Ancla and a gaucho themed pack followed. They also produced brands for local casinos. These would have competed with brands being imported from Europe or USA at that time. The design of their standard Spanish-suited cards is the same Catalan style used by their sister company in Argentina, Cía General de Fósforos, S.A►
The company's playing card production was taken over in the 1980s by Ingrapa S.A.►
A gaucho themed pack was also produced with this brand name.
Standard Catalan pattern
Member since February 01, 1996
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.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
Costumes of people of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, with views of Rio de Janeiro on the aces.
Félix Solesio e Hijos - Real Fábrica de Madrid - Spanish National pattern for Venezuela
‘Parisian’ Spanish pattern published by Fossorier, Amar et Cie (Paris), c.1902.
Félix Solesio e Hijos, Fábrica de Macharaviaya, Spanish National pattern for West Indies, 1801.
Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America by Heraclio Fournier, 1992.
Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud for export to Uruguay.
Anglo-American pattern for Pedro Domecq Mexican brandy made by Productos Leo S.A., c.2000.
A colourful version of the Spanish Catalan pattern from Colombia, with a crowing cockerel on the 4 o...
Inspired by an archaic Spanish pattern formerly used in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Naipes Artiguistas published in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios province (Argentina) in 1816, by ...
Playing Cards designed by Alvaros, published by Eduardo Carrión, Montevideo, 2000
100th anniversary of the Club Nacional de Football, Uruguay, 1999.
Standard Catalan-type deck, titled "El Mexicano", by an anonymous Argentinean manufacturer, c.1980s....
“Baraja Hispanoamericana” published by Asescoin, with artwork by Ortuño, illustrates memorable peopl...
The United States Playing Card Co. issued Spanish versions of their flagship brand.
A continuation of the survey of designs used in Central and South America.
A brief survey of the designs of English cards in South America.
Naipes Argentinos 'La Partida' y 'Aparcero' published by Obsequios Empresarios Argentinos, Santa Fe....
Pack of souvenir playing cards made in Quito, Ecuador, featuring black & white photographs depicting...
Naipes Intransparentes de Una Hoja No.55 made by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier (Vitoria) for exportatio...
Naipes “Copa de Oro 1980” manufactured by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1980.
Victoria playing cards manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, c.1955....
Supermercados CHIP playing cards manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevidean...
Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited, gaucho-themed pack celebrating the culture and traditions of the gau...
Playing cards manufactured in Italy by Giuseppe Cattino and Paolo Montanar for Spanish markets.
Cards of the Spanish National Pattern manufactured by Pedro Bosio, Genova (Italy) during the 18th ce...
Cards of the Spanish National Pattern 'Money Bag' type manufactured by Pedro Bosio, Genova (Italy) ...