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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. Turning another card illumines the moment and new clarity emerges.

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El Oráculo de la Bruja 2003

El Oráculo de la Bruja

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

EPCS August 1988 Newsletter

EPCS August 1988 Newsletter Members Only

Tercentenary William and Mary 1988 • Fortune Telling Card • Lexicon • Joseph Hunt & Son • Collecting Theme: Whisky Distillers • English Jokers • Piquet Packs • SNAP Nursery Rhymes • The Big BAANG: Stock Exchange

EPCS February 1989 Newsletter

EPCS February 1989 Newsletter Members Only

Reynolds & Sons Fortune Telling • Superfine Playing Cards • Collecting Theme: GAS • Joseph Reynolds & Sons • Unusual Historical Game • An Unusual Historical Game • De La Rue & Goodall • Children's card games • SNAP • NELSON The Battle of Trafalgar • Mystic Fortune Teller

EPCS February 2003 Newsletter

EPCS February 2003 Newsletter Members Only

Waddington Catalogue • Poets at the Card Table • Hindooy • White Witchcraft • New Transformation Cards • Cavalier Cards • See-through Pack • James Bond 007 • West Piggy Bank • Millennium Dome Souvenir • Fassett No-Revoke Pack • Zodiac Pack • Romany Fortune Telling Book • Decorative Items • Plastic Cards DLR • Picasso & Waddington • Cards, Words & Music • Rhyme Without Reason • Patience Books • PAK & Sovereign Guardsman • Imitation Goodall • William Mitchell (Brewer)

EPCS February 2004 Newsletter

EPCS February 2004 Newsletter Members Only

Plucking the Goose • Lake District • Blanche Handler • Moods And Faces • Nelson Bicentenary - Worshipful • Face Card Lithography • The Power Deck • Grand Slam • Buying and Selling on Internet • Nederland Shipping Line • Netley Abbey & Castle • WCMPC Ephemera • Irish Heroic Pack • Card Sharpers And Their Work • Golf • Orchestra Cards • Stationer Adverts • De La Rue’s Works • Burlesque Heraldry & Earl of Stair • Gardening Snap • Cutler’s Trust • Military Manoeuvres

EPCS February 2006 Newsletter

EPCS February 2006 Newsletter Members Only

Bowil Results • The Black Knight's Revenge • Alf Cooke Continental Courts • Card-Squiggles (cont) • Winstanley Sales Sheet • Cards for Playing and Learning • Bestway • The Folk-Lore of Playing Cards • Cow & Gate Quads 1935-2005 • Colman's Crab • Waddington in Turkey • Mystery Pack • Cruikshank • Waddington's Children's Quartets • The Virtue of Princes (cont) • Joseph Evans & Sons • Happy Scholars (Latin without Tears) • Winning Hand • Trump Indicators

EPCS June 2001 Newsletter

EPCS June 2001 Newsletter Members Only

Rare Universal Joker • Great Exhibition 50th Anniversary • Queen Victoria Death • Another Animal Snap • Featured Deck: Reynolds Fortune Telling • Advertising & Cards • Domino Cards • Tate & Lyle Story • Sir Donald Bradman • Peculiar Cards • Game Counters • Poets at Card Table • Pinhead Method • New Royal Mail Issue • New Heritage Issues • Lecardo

EPCS June 2002 Newsletter

EPCS June 2002 Newsletter Members Only

Golden Jubilee • Willis & Woolley 1876 • Happy Families - Music Sheet • Samson - Stanley Matthews • Cadbury Snap • Robinson • Poets at the Card Table/What's in the Box? • Harry Ferguson Ltd • Woolley Circular Cards • Historical Dominoes • Johnson's Toilet Powder • Cavalier Playing Cards • Bits from John and Clive • The 52 Club • Brewery Playing Cards • Help! / Samuel Pepys • Astra • Alfred Marks • Egyptian Fortune Telling

EPCS June 2004 Newsletter

EPCS June 2004 Newsletter Members Only

The Waddington Collection 1979 • Frank Sutcliffe • Yorks & Humberside • Constable • American War of Independence • Harris Museum • Stopforth • Hunt • Card & Coaster Set • Health Exhibition 1884 • Student Showcase • Birkenhead Patience • Shrubhill Pipet • Queries London c1820 • Kaplan Auction • Orient Express • Worshipful Query • Lucky Fortune-Telling Cards • Ephemera • Open Golf &

EPCS May 1988 Newsletter

EPCS May 1988 Newsletter Members Only

Royal Air Force • Fortune Telling Card • Hunts Playing Card Manufacturers • KAN-U-GO • Unstamped Cards-Waste Cards-Toy Cards • William Phenomenon • SNAP (Part 3) • Shipping Line • Waddington Five Suit Bridge • Collecting Theme: Whisky Distillers • Cosmos Lamps

EPCS November 1993 Newsletter

EPCS November 1993 Newsletter Members Only

150th Anniversary of Nelson's Column • Fortune Telling • RAF 75th Anniversary • C-Operative Wholesale Society • Conundrums • 65th Birthday of Mickey Mouse • De La Rue • Walt Disney Packs • Nursery Rhymes • Mother Hubbard • Higgnets Bros • Sunlight Geographic • Bystander • Goodall's National • Iranian

EPCS November 2005 Newsletter

EPCS November 2005 Newsletter Members Only

Top Trumps • Clifford Toys / Tricklico • Blackpool Souvenir • Squiggles • Esquire • Alberto Vargas • A Find? • Early Playing Cards • Fortune Telling Cards • Court Fools & Jesters (cont) • The Rolls Razor • The Virtue of Princes • Bovril Poster Snap • Defenders of the Empire • Waddington Catalogue 1981 • Tricards

Fate fortune telling cards

Fate fortune telling cards

Fate fortune telling cards published by Merrimack Publishing Corporation, USA.

Fortune Telling 1940

Fortune Telling

Fortune Telling cards by Whitman Publishing Co., 1940.

Fortune Telling Deck, c.1818 1818

Fortune Telling Deck, c.1818

Fortune Telling Deck by Industrie Comptoir, Leipzig c.1818.

Fortune Telling playing cards 1770

Fortune Telling playing cards

English Fortune Telling cards probably published c.1770.

Fortune-Telling Cards 1850

Fortune-Telling Cards

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

Fortune-Telling Cards 1690

Fortune-Telling Cards

These Fortune-Telling cards, first published as early as 1690, were possibly the first pack of cards ever made specifically for the purpose of fortune-telling.

French Cartomancy cards, c.1830 1830

French Cartomancy cards, c.1830

French Cartomancy cards published by J. Gaudais; printed by Mansion, Paris, c.1830.

Geistliche Karten 1718

Geistliche Karten

Geistliche Karten, Augsburg, 1718. Each card carries a text in Gothic typeface giving advice regarding what to do and think each day. Not quite oracle or divination cards, they are more like 'a motto for the day' collection. The method of using the cards is not known.