This is probably the earliest Mademoiselle Lenormand deck produced by Wüst, stencil coloured and dating from about 1860. The reverse has a dotted pattern. The inset court cards are different to later Lenormand decks, but a chromo printed version also uses these court cards. A maṇḍala of 36 cards (perhaps representing 360° of space) depicting worldly appearances and revelatory symbols for exploring inner states through intuitive vision?
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I'm British but I have now lived in the Netherlands for more than 50 years and am still enjoying every minute of it. I started collecting playing cards in the early 1980’s after speaking with my neighbour who was at that time a croupier in a casino. I started with just collecting jokers, but that soon led me to complete packs of cards and eventually to specialising in old and antique playing cards, particularly those of C.L. Wüst of Frankfurt, Germany. I am presently the Dutch representative of the I.P.C.S. and the auctioneer at the IPCS conventions.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 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.
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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).