Naipes La Espanola was a brand of cards, close to a Cadiz pattern, made by Vigor S.R.L. of Buenos Aires from 1955-1975. The distinctive logo – a Spanish woman wearing a shawl – was used by Vigor. In recent years Argentine company Grafica 2001 has adopted the brand and the logo, with very similar designs, and this round advertising deck for Chevrolet is in that tradition. I do not speak or read Spanish, but the words surrounding the Chevrolet bowtie emblem are “Sali de los limites” and “Atrevete a Elegir.” I infer that the words intend to create a sense of excitement about driving a Chevy.
The deck is a traditional Spanish deck with 40 cards (Ace -7, and court cards numbered 10, 11 and 12) and traditional Spanish suits (coins, clubs, swords, cups). The logo is on the 4 of cups. The cards measure approximately 79mm in diameter, and come in a plastic case which may be original to the deck. These were obviously a special order for a Chevrolet event, and they are nicely made.
The cards and box are in “as new” condition.
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