This playful deck was published in 1979 by Edizione il Meneghello (Milano) in a limited edition of 500 copies, of which the copy shown on this pages in number 61. This specific USA edition is signed by the artist, Osvaldo Menegazzi.
‘The all new positive cards offering solutions and self help for lovers, partners, family and friend’.
The Tarot of Love consists only the twenty-two + one major arcana. An additional card is featured: Soul Mates.
Il Tarocco di Sissi was published in 1988 by Italcards, Bologna (Italy) in cooperation with Bagaglino Hotels. A thousand copies were printed as promotional material for the hotel, three thousand copies were printed for collectors. The number of the deck described is 2699. The decks have never been sold through regular channels.
‘Le Tarot des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris’ or ‘The Tarot of the Paris Firefighters’.
The Tarot des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris has been published by Editions Dussere, Paris, Fr.
It was an initiative of Charly Ripa, a veteran firefighter as a tribute to the commander of the brigade of Paris’s firefighters. We could not determine who compiled the images, nor could we discover it’s exact publication date, but judging from the images shown, it is reasonable to guess that the cards have been published somewhere between 1978-1985.
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The Medicine Woman Tarot deck is first published in 1989 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, USA under license from Carol Bridges.
This first ’89 edition is in good condition, the cards are not cello-wrapped. The deck comes with a small booklet in black and white explaining the cards.
The Medicine Woman Tarot is an amazing and creative example of late eighties post-hippieism that quite strongly advises what to do, how to gain the results asked for and how to do that. A real asset for anyone who wishes to meet her or his inner child without bothering about century old traditions….
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The First Book of Tarot & More!
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 ninth. To read them all, click on the Tribune category near the top of our blog page.
The continuation of the quest… or ‘about the history and the eventual origin of Tarot
Welcome to the second edition of the Tarocks Tribune!
Lifting the veil, a secret revealed - The recurring theme of the Tarocks Tribune, for now. We shared this with you in our first edition. In case you missed it, all our newsletters will find a home for continued perusal on our Tarocks website.
During our continuous research on the backgrounds and history of the tarot we meet with countless theories and articles that are confident in having found the ultimate answer to the origin of the tarot. As we wrote already several times, we simply cannot say which article proves to be the most authoritive or which theory is to be believed.
Who was Cagliostro and why does this deck carry his name?
Alessandro Cagliostro, born in 1743 as Giuseppe Balsamo in Palermo (Sicily) was an adventurer much involved with the occult as it was practiced in the second half of the 18th century. Ultimately it cost him his life. He was sentenced to death in Rome in 1791 because he tried to establish a masonic lodge in the same city. The death sentence was changed by the pope into a life sentence and he finally died in the fortress of San Leo in 1795.
As to why his name is associated to these cards in not entirely clear, but the fact that the Italian artist Bruno Sigon was much inspired by Papus and Etteilla explains a lot.
This is quite a mysterious deck of cards since we could not find anything about the artist Jean Beauchard, whose name is often misspelled as ‘Bouchard’. According to the information on the box he is, or was (We don’t know if he is still alive.), a graphic designer, a painter and a writer. A jack of all hands. He is the creator of this beautiful set of cards that hold within them traditional symbolism and masonic symbolism.
Collector's Note: The Royal Fez Moroccan Tarot deck is collated at the printing facilities of A. G. Muller & Cie, Switzerland, in the following sequence: 22 Major Arcana cards (The Fool, followed by 1 to 21) and 56 Minor Arcana cards (Pentacles, Wands Cups and Swords, King through Page and Ace through Ten). The cards shown on our website have been published in 1975. The cards are still cello-wrapped and have never been used. The box is in good condition, but shows a little wear and tear at the angles
The Minor Arcana cards represent occupations, social position and status.
Swords represent executives, upper class and aristocracy.
Wands represent peasantry and lower class.
Cups represent clergy and religious groups.
Coins represent merchants, tradesmen and business class.
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Il Tarocco di Amerigo Folchi was published by Italcards, Bologna (Italy) in 1991. The cards of course, are designed by Americo Folchi. The designer gave the deck his own name since his intention was to create a set of cards with no references to anything since many decks of his hands refer to a specific theme. Amerigo Folchi wanted to design a deck that could only be assigned to him. In that, he succeeded.
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