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Published February 11, 2023 Updated February 11, 2023

Sternenmädchens Wahrsagespiel Tarot

A colourful 1970s take on the major arcana designed by Peter Geitner, with titles in German.

1975 Germany Switzerland AGMüller Peter Geitner Fantasy Tarot Add to Collection

German artist Peter Geitner designed the Sternenmädchens Tarot under the direction of record producer Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, founder of Kosmische Musik, a short-lived record label. Kaiser’s wife, Gille, was known as the Sternenmädchen (Star Maiden) and was the inspiration for this pack. The fantasy designs are indeed striking, with great use of primary colours along with silver and black. All the titles and text are in German. Some of the cards use German translations of the traditional Tarot card titles but many do not. Of the three additional cards, one has promotional material, one has an introduction to the pack, and one has instructions for use. See the back of the box

Sternenmädchens Wahrsagespiel Tarot designed by Peter Geitner. Printed and distributed by AGMüller, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, 1975 Sternenmädchens Wahrsagespiel Tarot designed by Peter Geitner. Printed and distributed by AGMüller, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, 1975 Sternenmädchens Wahrsagespiel Tarot designed by Peter Geitner. Printed and distributed by AGMüller, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, 1975 Sternenmädchens Wahrsagespiel Tarot designed by Peter Geitner. Printed and distributed by AGMüller, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, 1975

Above: Sternenmädchens Wahrsagespiel Tarot designed by Peter Geitner. Printed and distributed by AGMüller, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, 1975. 22 cards + 3 extra cards in slip case with clear front. Size: 90 x 125 mm.

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Member since May 31, 2022

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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