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Published June 10, 2022 Updated June 10, 2022

Polish fortune-telling cards

Fortune-telling pack with divinatory rhymes in Polish, c.1985.

Poland Cartomancy 1985

The half-length courts have been adapted from Piatnik’s “Luxury” pack. Above and below the image on each card are fortune-telling rhymes in Polish, in an old script, with an embellished capital letter. The suit symbols complete the design on each card. Artisanal production.

Polish fortune-telling cards, c.1985 Polish fortune-telling cards, c.1985 Polish fortune-telling cards, c.1985

Above: Polish fortune-telling cards, c.1985. 24 cards + 1 extra card with instructions in Polish. Square corners, no indices, blue and white patterned backs. Cello-wrapped only, no box. Size 55 x 85 mm. Maker unknown, c.1985.

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By Roddy Somerville

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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.

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Would love a pack of these for my mother, don't suppose you have any contacts do you please Roddy?


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