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Naipes Dural, Venezuela

Naipes "Dural" Clase Opaca made in Venezuela

Naipes Dural, Venezuela

Above: Naipes "Dural" Clase Opaca made in Venezuela. 40 cards, numbered 1-7, 10, 11, 12 in the modern Spanish Catalan style. The ace of coins has Spanish flags draped either side of the central shield, which bears an armoured helmet in front of laurel and palm leaves. Beneath are a cornucopia with fruits, an anchor and a package symbolising maritime trade and abundance. There is an inscription "Tipo Español - Hecho en Venezuela" around the bottom of the shield. The four of cups has a caduceus and a pair of wings.

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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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