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Unread postby Eoghann » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:20 pm  

Baraja Taurina
Artist: Carlos Ruano Llopis
Date: 1950s
Country: Mexico

This deck is a promotional item from the famous Hotel Regis in Mexico. Demolished after the 1985 earthquakes. Each card is a different painting of Llopis' famous bullfighting scenarios. The suits are used in traditional bullfighting: Tambourines, Banderillas, Lances and Goblets. Intense, graphic and controversial, Llopis depicts the various stages of a bullfight, up until the noble beast's death.


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Centenario
Country: Mexico

An interesting thing about this deck is it's depiction of the Sota (Jack). Typically represented as a young, mostly androgynous page (generally thought to be male), this deck clearly represents females.

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Chinese "Comas" Knockoff"
A very recent (and pretty faithful) reproduction of the vintage Pedro Comas set of naipes.


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Don Clemente Tradicional
by Pastatiempos Gallo
Country: Mexico

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Naipes Maya
Country: Mexico

This deck has a bit of everything. The size is consistent with the American decks (2.5"x3.5"), has Spanish courts and also includes 8s, 9s and jokers.
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Mexico

Unread postby Eoghann » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:56 am  

Naipes El Leon
Estimated to be around the 1950s, before Clemente Jacques changed their company name to Pasatiempos Gallo in 1970.
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Re: Mexico

Unread postby Eoghann » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:25 am  

Loteria is an extremely popular pastime in Latin America, with enormous parlours. It's an illustrated version of Bingo. And it's not just for old people as the sterotype tends to indicate. Children and teenagers frequent these parlours. Not to mention it's a fun for family game night. What makes it stand out is that with every card that is called out, a humorous phrase, cheeky saying or poem follows it. This is the Mexican variant produced by Don Clemente. Although very similar to the one I grew up playing.

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Re: Mexico

Unread postby Eoghann » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:48 am  

Loteria de la Muerte

A macabre, Day of the Dead themed version of the standard Loteria. Every card depicts customs and folklore concerning the Mexican version of the holiday.

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Re: Mexico

Unread postby dazzleguts » Mon May 01, 2017 6:26 pm  

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Halcón 151
Dicresa S.A. De C.V.


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These court faces are a common design for international/French suited cards in Mexico. The Mexican branch of Carta Mundi uses the same pattern, but with different decorative elements.

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Halcón means Hawk, as appears on the backs and spade ace.
Founded in 1994, Dicresa, S.A. De C.V. is a small company in the lithographers industry and is located in Tlalnepantla De Baz, Mexico.

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Here's a sample of the Carta Mundi deck for comparison. The faces and basic outlines are the same:

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