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Playing cards are used for fortune-telling, predicting the future or even as a psychological adjunct to folk medicine and therapy.

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Aleister Crowley Tarot – the sombre luminary

Aleister Crowley Tarot - Crowley and Lady Freda Harris worked on the illustrations between 1938 and 1943

Aleister Crowley Tarot – the sombre luminary 1972

Art Deco Gypsy Oracle

Art Deco fortune telling deck published by Piatnik, 1936.

Art Deco Gypsy Oracle 1936

Austrian Cartomancy Cards

During the 19th century a system of fortune telling arose in Europe using unnumbered, pictorial cards depicting popular imagery with subtitles in several languages.

Austrian Cartomancy Cards

Baraja Cartomántica Chocolates Nelia

Some examples of playing cards made in Catalonia from the collection of Iris Mundus, Barcelona.

Baraja Cartomántica Chocolates Nelia 1932

Baraja de Amor

Hijos de José Garcia Taboadela was a book-seller who also published this charming pack of lovers' fortune telling cards in 1871.

Baraja de Amor 1871

Black Cat Fortune Telling Cards

Black Cat Fortune Telling Cards published by Parker Bros, 1897

Black Cat Fortune Telling Cards 1897

Buena Suerte Cartomancy

Buena Suerte Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975

Buena Suerte Cartomancy 1975

Buena Suerte Cartomancy leaflet

Buena Suerte Cartomancy leaflet.

Buena Suerte Cartomancy leaflet 1975

Carreras Fortune Telling Cards

Carreras Fortune Telling Cards.

Carreras Fortune Telling Cards 1926

Cartas Gitanas

The designs of these fortune-telling cards are largely taken from nineteenth century Austrian "Rural Scenes" Tarock cards.

Cartas Gitanas 1955

Cartes Lenormand

“Cartes Lenormand” published by H. P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, London, printed in Germany by B. Dondorf, 1920s.

Cartes Lenormand

Cartomancia Astrología Quirologia Tests

A set of rather unusual and non-standard cartomancy cards from Argentina with religious connotations and imaginative artwork

Cartomancia Astrología Quirologia Tests 1985

Conjuring and Magic

The art of mystifying people is very old indeed. The first conjurers were priests who obtained power over simple minds by performing magical tricks which appeared to have a supernatural origin.

Conjuring and Magic

El Oráculo de la Bruja

“El Oráculo de la Bruja” fortune-telling cards, 2003.

El Oráculo de la Bruja 2003

Fortune Telling

Fortune Telling cards by Whitman Publishing Co., 1940.

Fortune Telling 1940

Fortune Telling Cards

Fortune Telling Cards - wondrous scientific divination poker cards.

Fortune Telling Cards

Fortune-Telling Cards

Comic Fortune-Telling Cards published by Reynolds & Sons, c.1850.

Fortune-Telling Cards 1850

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