Naipes Victoria Gaucho-themed pack, c.1975
Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited, gaucho-themed pack, 48 cards + 2 jokers, manufactured by Compañia General de Fósforos Montevideana, S.A. c.1975. The design of the cards, including the suit symbols and the back, celebrates the culture and traditions of the gauchos.
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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.
Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud for export to Uruguay.
“Naipes Criollos” Gaucho playing cards, 1995.
Naipes Cardón designed by Mario Luis Rivero depicting traditional Argentine culture and identity, 2002.
Naipes “Martín Fierro” based on the epic poem by José Hernandez.
“Baraja Gaucha” fantasy deck designed by Mateo Tikas Plechas for Argentina, 1998.
Baraja Gaucha by Juan C. Yelina for Profertil S.A., 2006.
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Naipes ‘Charabon’ - depicting the Gaucho as a national hero, Montevideo, 1983.
Naipes Artiguistas published in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios province (Argentina) in 1816, by Fray Solano García.
Playing Cards designed by Alvaros, published by Eduardo Carrión, Montevideo, 2000
100th anniversary of the Club Nacional de Football, Uruguay, 1999.
‘Gaucho’ Spanish-suited deck, anonymous manufacturer, made in Argentina, 2001.
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Promotional playing cards produced for ‘El Rodeo Talabartería’ specialising in leather goods and clothing, Buenos Aires, c.2006.
“Naipes Argentinos Patagonia” with court cards depicting gauchos and native Indians, c.2000.
“Naipes Gauchescos Argentinos” with re-styled Spanish suit-symbols reflecting Argentinean culture, 2004.
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Naipes Argentinos para Truco "Falta Envido" created by Alberto Soifer with Gaucho courts and variant suit symbols, 1982.
Recado de Bastos (‘Gaucho Scrapbook’) Gaucho-themed deck from Argentina, 2006
Naipe Victoria by Clemente Jacques c.1900.
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Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, founded in 1893.
Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited, gaucho-themed pack celebrating the culture and traditions of the gauchos.
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An example of the typical version of the Spanish Catalan pattern which is widely used in South American countries, especially Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Las Cartas de Sara (Yerba Mate) based on an idea by Diego Silva Pintos and illustrated by Hogue. Produced by Color/9, c.2003.
Chocolondo Waffle deck for Famosa.
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Unofficial Edition of Molina Campos playing cards, anonymous publisher, 2004.
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Naipes "ANGUS" designed by Gustavo A. Pueyrredón, depicting Aberdeen Angus livestock on the courts and jokers dressed as Gauchos.
Naipe Español VICTORIA 4500 by F. X. Schmid (Argentina) S.A.
Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by Cía General Fabril Financiera S.A.
Spanish-suited playing cards by F. X. Schmid (Argentina) S.A.
Naipes ‘Tito’, Camilloni Hnos, Montevideo, c.1950.
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