‘Jugendstil Tarock’ was designed by Ditha Moser and first published by Albert Berger and Josef Glanz in 1906. Glanz was taken over by Piatnik in 1912 and Piatnik subsequently re-issued the deck in 1972 and again in 1982. Many of the cards show childhood impressions framed as picture stories with wooden toys combined with traditional tarock motifs. Some trump cards also include a design that is repeated to match the Roman numeral of the card. Because the numerals on the trumps appear in the upper right corner, the deck was difficult to use for play and was likely considered an attractive novelty. The cards are double ended, the same at each end, and the accompanying court cards have French suit symbols.
Piatnik re-printed the 12 court cards with a full set of number cards and a Joker as “Jugendstil Art Nouveau Bridge Nr.2136” in 1980.
Member since September 01, 2014
I have been fascinated by playing cards ever since I can remember, and still have several of the card games I had as a child. And although I had accumulated quite a number of packs of various sorts over the years, it wasn't until I was in my 50s that I began collecting in earnest. My tastes are quite varied, and my collection of 800 or so decks includes:- children's games, standard and non-standard playing cards, adult games, fortune telling and oracle cards, tarot cards, and even cigarette cards.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
‘National Costumes of Turkey’ tarot by Industrie Comptoir, Leipzig, c.1800-1825.
French-suited Bavarian Animal Tarot by J B Dubois, Liège, Belgium, late 18th C.
French-suited Æsop’s fables tarot produced by Leipzig Industrie Comptoir, c.1800-1825.
Early 19th century Animal Tarot pack produced by J T Dubois, Liège, Belgium.
Recoloured version of the Rider/Waite/Smith tarot produced by Frankie Albano, 1968.
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
Based on the knowledge, wisdom and interpretation of Paul Foster Case and Arthur Edward Waite.
“The New Palladini Tarot” by David Palladini published by U.S. Games Inc., in 1996.
The Aquarian Tarot Deck illustrated by David Palladini, published by Morgan Press, Inc., 1970.
The Linweave Tarot is actually an elaborate set of paper samples from the Pulp, Paper and Board Divi...
Katie Abey’s rainbow-coloured designs using crazy animals to convey motivating phrases.
Giuliano Costa's Jack-O’-Lantern tarot blends Rider-Waite symbolism with the rich and atmospheric th...
“De Tarot in de herstelde orde” (The Tarot in the restored order) a re-ordered Rider-Waite tarot dec...
Two very remarkable tarots by the award winning Dutch cartoonist Marcel Ruijters.
Characters and scenes from the Disney film of the same name, on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Featuring Disney Princesses and Enchanting Tales in two sizes of pack made for Eastern Europe.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Royal Hawaiian playing cards published by the Royal Hawaiian Playing Card Company, Honolulu.
A set of Tarot trumps on the subject of the cinema, with designs by Sergio Sarri.
Sergio Ruffolo’s “Tarocco Indovino” is an expanded version of his “Lo Zodiaco” cartomancy deck.
The Disney Villains tarot deck by Insight Editions emphasises iconic villains, merging traditional t...
A celebration of some of Ireland’s most famous patriots, politicians and poets.
Conventional Lenormand designs on a pack from Piatnik but with unconventional numbering.
This tarot deck pays tribute to the golden age of pixelated video games, drawing inspiration from th...
This tarot deck captures the idealised Eastern world's magic from the eighteenth and nineteenth cent...
The “Parisian Tarot”, early 1600s, with imagery and design synthesizing several influences.
Early French Cartomancy deck "for the amusement of Ladies" but also referred to as "Jeu divinatoire ...
Cowboys and American Indians on a pack for Neiman Marcus, the Dallas department store.
Detailed pen and ink drawings of the major arcana by the German artist Helmut Wonschick.
‘Authentic English fortune telling’ Tarot cards said to be based on a 15th century original found in...
Museo del Prado: Pintores y familias reales / Painters and royal families playing cards.