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Published July 03, 1996 Updated July 10, 2022

The Enchanted Journey

The Enchanted Journey

Australia Karen Curran Fantasy 2003

The Enchanted Journey by Karen Curran

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Cards from the delightful Enchanted Journey playing-cards, based on an original story by artist Karen Curran of Australia, first released in May 2003. "… baby unicorns gently tussled each other as a larger unicorn kept careful watch… fairies danced on toadstools… an elf chatted shyly to a fairy…"

Decks are 52 cards + 2 jokers, full-colour backs, size: 63mm x 89mm in a sturdy case. There is a splendid ace of spades and the cards are professionally manufactured in Australia by SNP who operated operated in Melbourne for about 10 years, with appealing colours and a smooth finish.  The cards are part of a set of gifts including coasters, bookplates, playing cards and a key ring.

All items can be ordered online directly from the artist's website.

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By Simon Wintle

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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