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Naipes Victoria

‘Victoria' playing cards manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, c.1955.

Naipes Victoria, Montevideo

Standard anglo-american style packs manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana S.A., c.1955.

Naipes Victoria, Montevideo, Uruguay

The court card and joker designs appear to have been inspired by U.S. models.

Naipes Victoria, Montevideo, Uruguay Naipes Victoria, Uruguay

Above: cards from ‘Victoria' playing cards manufactured in Uruguay by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, c.1955. The company monogram is visible on the lower half of the ace of hearts, whilst the 0.25 cents tax stamp can be seen in the upper half of the same card.

Naipes Victoria, Montevideo, Uruguay, c.1985

Above: cards from a later edition of ‘Victoria' playing cards manufactured by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, two different jokers, c.1985. The CGFM logo appears on the Ace of Hearts and in the centre of the back design. The company's playing card production was taken over in the late 1980s by Ingrapa S.A. who continued producing cards with the same characteristics called "Naipes 210".   See more →

The company's playing card production was taken over in the late 1980s by Ingrapa S.A.

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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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