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    Posted 11 years ago

    vetraio50
    (743 items)

    56 years after 1956.
    Sydney calling! London opening!
    From the shed a mint unopened set of playing cards.
    On the box: NAIPES, SUPERFICIE PLASTICA, FOURNIER, VITORIA, ESPAÑA.

    "History of Fournier - Naipes Heraclio Fournier S.A. is a playing card manufacturer that was founded in 1868 and is based in Vitoria, Spain. Though it has been owned by The United States Playing Card Company since 1986, not only does it continue to maintain separate manufacturing operations, but it also manufactures certain USPC products sold by its parent company in the States (i.e., Congress bridge playing cards).

    It was founded by Heraclio Fournier in 1868. He died in 1916. His grandson Félix Alfaro Fournier took on the administration of the company and started a card collection. In 1970 he acquired the card collection from Thomas De la Rue. His collections formed the Fournier Museum of Playing Cards, now property of the Province Government of Alava.

    Nowadays, Fournier is part of the American holding, Jarden Corporation (JAH)."
    http://www.605s.com/history-of-fournier.html

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks Sean B!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Put my back out a couple of days ago and am taking it easy!
    3. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 11 years ago
      Neat item!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Doing the washing!
      Lol!
      Daily chores and nothing more.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Not yet!

      Many thanks aycockonxion!
    6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 11 years ago
      The Fournier cards museum is a nice one to visit. First of all there are all the different playing cards, some of them dating back from really old times; then there are also the old printing machines and so on and, one of the most important things, it is located in a Rennaisance style palace which is truly amazing! Vitoria is a beautiful city anyway...

    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks austro! I'd love to see it!
    8. AmberRose AmberRose, 11 years ago
      I missed most of the opening ceremony last night. I will have to catch it online. Always wanted to be an Olympian. Not talented enough for it. Or fast enough.
      I think my only opening now would be curling.
      V, take a muscle relaxer and chill. You will feel much better in the morning
    9. AmberRose AmberRose, 11 years ago
      Oh and V, time to get into yoga. Will really help your back ; )
      And no, I am not a doctor, just bossy.
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks fitter475 and to you too Amber. I am hastening slowly!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Ciao Sean! Thanks again! On the mend lol.
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks ThriftGypsy, shadsnsmudge,mManikin and czechman too!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks Marc!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks trgrubaugh!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks Phil!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks mustangtony!
      Season's Greetings!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !.!..!.!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks DLPETERSEN !!.!.!!.!.!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !.!!!!.!

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