B. Dondorf: Wahrsage-Karten
Dondorf's varied range of playing cards and card games includes a Fortune-Telling set which is sometimes named after the French fortune teller Madame Lenormand. These iconic fortune-telling images were first devised for 19th century card readers, and are here re-drawn and printed in chromolithography by B. Dondorf. Two different versions exist. In one version an explanatory verse is printed at the top of each card; the other version has a miniature playing card at the top.
Lenormand cards have always been popular. They read in a very practical everyday way, gypsy-style. There's less room for interpretation, their reading style is very direct. There's no metaphysical or psychological layer, the way there is with Tarot. They were published in French as “Cartes de Bonne Aventure”. They are published today in a variety of languages and styles.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
Pack conceived by Berthold Conradi, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the granting of town righ...
Dondorf Jägerkarte Nr. 465 playing cards dedicated to the theme of hunting, c.1930.
French Cartomancy cards published by J. Gaudais; printed by Mansion, Paris, c.1830.
Publicity pack for the East German furniture industry, with designs by Werner-Hans Schlegel.
Complete pack of 36 hand-painted and silk-inlaid playing cards with French suits made in Germany.
Costante Costantini's second Minchiate deck, “Le Nuove Minchiate di Firenze”, was published by Solle...
Review of “Trzes’ Moorish Deck” facsimile published by Ulrich Kaltenborn, Berlin, 2023.
Modern Italian fortune-telling pack from 1975, with designs by Sergio Ruffolo.
Costumes des Peuples Étrangers & Jeu d’Or dedicated to young people and likely used for games and fo...
Nile Fortune cards no.68x published by the United States Playing Card Company, USA, 1904.
Conventional Lenormand designs on a pack from Piatnik but with unconventional numbering.
“Le Nouvel Etteilla” cartomancy deck published in Paris by La Veuve Gueffier, 1806.
History meets pop culture in a 36-card set that pays tribute to Lenormand's legacy and the colourful...
Promotional pack for a German steel hardening business, with designs by Costante Costantini.
Britney Spears Oracle: A Deck and Guidebook to Be Stronger Than Yesterday — a card set for Britney f...
Some early examples of popular German playing cards from the XV and XVI centuries.
Numerology assigns significance to individual digits and their combinations, considering them as sym...
Costumes of people of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, with views of Rio de Janeiro on the aces.
Early French Cartomancy deck "for the amusement of Ladies" but also referred to as "Jeu divinatoire ...
Cards on cards in celebration of playing-card collector Franz Braun’s 75th birthday.
Artist Edward Locker’s view of London life in 1799, using every card in the pack as part of the pict...
Designs by Jürgen Pankarz for the 20th anniversary of the Wolfgang Dorn advertising agency, Cologne....
Detailed pen and ink drawings of the major arcana by the German artist Helmut Wonschick.
‘Iceberg Free State 1923’ fantasy playing cards with a cautionary moral lesson, Germany, 2006.
Pack devised by Volker Scheub depicting characters associated with the city of Tübingen.
French-suited fortune-telling pack with distinctive designs by Italian artist Sergio Ruffolo.
Enhance your Dungeons & Dragons game with the Tarokka Deck, a tarot-inspired set of cards that bring...
Publicity pack for the German brewery Nordbräu with Bavarian pattern courts (adapted).