Evelyne Nicod is known for her artistic creations linked to the world of the cat. In this set of black-and-white etchings for the major arcana, cats replace humans throughout. The designs are clever and mildly humorous. The card titles are in French. This, the first printing, was a numbered edition of 1,500 packs (with a separate edition of 500 packs for the American market). One of the two accompanying leaflets has an introductory presentation by Pina Andronico Tosonotti; the other is one of Osvaldo Menegazzi’s standard leaflets (in Italian) for reading the Tarot. See the cover►
Kaplan, Stuart R. The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume III. Stamford, CT, USA: U.S. Games Systems, Inc.; 1990. pp 137 & 138.
I also have two individual designs on handmade paper, one for a title card and one for trump XIIII. I no longer remember how I come to have these. The designs differ from the published pack discussed above and the format is also different, being 79 x 123 mm approx . If anyone has more information about these items, please get in touch.
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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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