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Published July 03, 1996 Updated August 04, 2022

Naipes Tatú

Naipes Tatú, M.C. de Casabó S.A., Montevideo, c.1956

Uruguay Casabó Tatú Parisian Pattern 1956

Naipes Tatú, M.C. de Casabó S.A., Montevideo, c.1956

Naipes Tatú - 'Parisian' Spanish pattern following designs made in France for export to South America during the 19th century. The sea monster has been omitted from the four of coins but in other respects the designs are consistent with earlier examples. Rounded and gilded corners, manufactured by Fabrica de Naipes M. C. de Casabó S.A., Cuareim 1885, Montevideo, Uruguay, c.1956

Casabó also produced Naipes Conga, Naipes Elefante, Naipes Bambú, Naipes King, Naipes American, The Monkey and Naipes Jaque

In 1992 the company name became simply Casabó S.A. Market pressures during the 1990s have led to Naipes Tatú being printed by Naipes Comas (Spain), since 2001 by Justo Rodero (Argentina) and since 2007 by Joker S.A. (Argentina).

Naipes Tatú, M.C. de Casabó S.A.. Montevideo, c.1956
Naipes Tatú, M.C. de Casabó S.A.. Montevideo, c.1956 Naipes Tatú, M.C. de Casabó S.A.. Montevideo, c.1956 Naipes Tatú, M.C. de Casabó S.A.. Montevideo, c.1955

Above: Naipes Tatú, M.C. de Casabó S.A.. Montevideo, c.1956. 48 cards + extra card in box. (Click tax stamp to zoom).

REFERENCES

Silvera Antúnez, Marcos: Historia de los Naipes en el Uruguay 1724-2015, Ediciónes el Galeón, Montevideo, 2015

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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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