Believed to be the earliest example of the ‘Tarot de Marseille’, this deck produced by Jean Noblet of Saint Germain, Paris, in around 1650 is highly esteemed by historians and experts due to its beauty and elegance of design. The whole composition, including serene facial expressions and neat colouring, is beautifully executed. It represents an original source of all later Tarot de Marseille decks in which the symbolism has not yet been corrupted.
Christine Payne-Towler: The Continental Tarots►
Member since February 01, 1996
Founder 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.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A political pack designed by Pino Zac and published in 1977 by Editions Arts et Lettres.
Etchings of cats on a set of major arcana created by Evelyne Nicod.
Geometric designs by the French artist Jean Garçon for Knoll International, the furniture company.
Standard French cards but printed with fluorescent inks on a black background.
Black-and-white photographs of models whose faces are made up using elements found on the major arca...
Free reinterpretation of the traditional Paris pattern courts by the artist Claude Weisbuch.
Publicity pack for the Campanile hotel and restaurant chain featuring French provincial costumes, wi...
Mythological tarot by Michael Schatzberger, Passau, Bavaria, early 19th century.
French-suited Natural History Tarot deck by Joseph Fetscher, Munich, c.1820.
Mythological and Allegorical tarot produced by Peter Paul Fetscher junior, Munich.
Roy Huteson Stewart's The Tarot Strikes Back combines Star Wars with Rider-Waite tarot imagery.
French-suited Animal Tarot deck produced by Andreas Benedict Göbl, Munich.
Scenic Tarock deck produced by Fabrique de Cartes J. Müller & Cie (Schaffhouse), Suisse.
‘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.
“Les métiers et leurs protecteurs” playing cards published by Editions Dusserre, c. 1995.
Famous people associated with Nicolas Fouquet’s splendid château of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Recoloured version of the Rider/Waite/Smith tarot produced by Frankie Albano, 1968.
French navigators and explorers on a promotional pack for the C.M.C.R shipping company.
Characters from the 2007 film Shrek the Third, a DreamWorks Animation production.
Advertising pack designed by James Hodges for a company specialising in regional cakes and biscuits....
Based on the knowledge, wisdom and interpretation of Paul Foster Case and Arthur Edward Waite.
Joan of Arc and her contemporaries in a colourful pack designed by Patrice Louis.
“The New Palladini Tarot” by David Palladini published by U.S. Games Inc., in 1996.
Typical costumes and views of Alsace together with lists of the principal sights.
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...