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Naipes No. 71 Los Leones

Naipes No. 71 Los Leones by The United States Playing Card Co., c.1900.

Naipes No. 71 Los Leones

Based on the Spanish Cádiz pattern, and including the inscription 'AHI VA' on the caballero of cups, decks like this were manufactured primarily for Spanish speaking inhabitants or immigrants of U.S., rather than for exportation to Latin America, during the 19th and early 20th centuries. In any event, Spanish models of the day were closely imitated, often including the trade marks. See also Belgian-made Cádiz type cards.

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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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