Vintage & Rare (Tarot) Card Decks
We started e-mailing out a newsletter, which eventually was named the Tarocks Tribune. These newsletters were extensive from the beginning, so we decided to make them more accessibly by sharing them here. This is our fourth. To read them all, click on the Tribune category near the top of our blog page.
Greetings! We are happy to present you with our first newsletter of 2019 in which we will offer to you our latest findings and inspiring topics.
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In this newsletter you can read about Michael Dummet's now out of print book 'The Game of Tarot.' We also share some interesting information about Oswald Wirth and a photo of a very rare printing that is not in the Oswald Wirth blog post, new novelty card decks & our newest additions to the blog.
This is another designer deck with cats as main theme. The images of this deck are a little more playful and less static then the one from I Gatti (also by Osvaldo Menegazzi). It would be interesting to place the cards of both decks next to each other on a table and see if the symbolism shown would be equal in meaning as well as design (as in… the 1001 various types of angel oracle cards by DV).
A limited-edition series of 22 black and white drawings depicting cats as traditional Major Arcana characters. The card titles are in Italian. Printed on luxury paper and packaged in a hardcover case of red leather with tie ribbons. A beautifully and charming set of cards suitable for collectors as well as for cat lovers.
And here’s another deck in the series of Lo Scarabeo’s Art Tarots. Also this deck is designed by Sergio Toppi. The Universal Tarots was published in 1991. The images are made with ecoline (water coloring).
Sergio Toppi (1932-2012) was an Italian artist whose work has been published in various comics and magazines in Italy and abroad.
This edition contains only the 22 cards of the major arcana and includes two leaflets, one describing the Tarot in general and the other offering the meaning of the cards in keywords.
The first edition of the Egorov Tarot was published by the Wiener Spielkartenfabrik Fred. PIATNIK & Söhne (Vienna, Austria) in 1992 and bears the production number 1975.
The instructions as well as the design are by Alexander Egorov. The Egorov Tarot is a self-named tarot that follows the system as compiled by Arthur Edward Waite. However, if one is not familiar with the names of the cards of the major arcana as the names attributed to the cards by Egorov are sometimes different. One has to follow the numbers of the cards to be sure… The design resembles that of Russian icons, nicely designed in black and gold.
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