Made by Müller, Switzerland. The Lenormand cards in general have always been popular with card readers. They read in a very practical every day way. There's no metaphysical or psychological layer. Some readers say they like the Lenormand to read about action and the Tarot about feelings. The meanings for the cards may differ from country to country, so a Lenormand reader might say he/she reads, French, Belgian, German, Dutch, South American or free-style.
King of DiM, 1970amonds: “The Great Hanged One”. Said to be the unluckiest card in the pack. Mme Lenormand drew it three times running when telling the fortune of Joachim Murat, King of Naples. He was horrified, but inexorable fate led to his execution in 1815., 1970P>
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Curator 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.
Fortune-telling pack with divinatory rhymes in Polish, c.1985.
A miniature pack of playing cards advertising Suchard chocolate and cocoa made in the early 1900's.
Comic Fortune-Telling Cards published by Reynolds & Sons, c.1850.
This deck is named after Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642), a French Roman Catholic Clergyman and statesman, Chief Adviser to King Louis XIII, noted for the authoritarian measures he employed to maintain power.
Playing cards are used for fortune-telling, predicting the future or even as a psychological adjunct to folk medicine and therapy.
Fortune Telling cards by Whitman Publishing Co., 1940.
La Sibylle des Salons facsimile of 19th century deck published by J M Simon, 1979.
Facsimile of Swiss William Tell deck from c.1870 published by Lo Scarabeo.
“Werbung die Sticht” deck with artwork by Fritz Bünzli to promote advertising on playing cards by AG Müller 1982.
Le Jeu du Destin Antique, originally published by Grimaud in XIX c., republished many times since...
Investors Overseas Services, Ltd. (IOS) by A. G. Müller (Schaffhausen), c.1969.
Playtex - le jeu de la beauté et du destin, Grimaud, 1971.
“El Oráculo de la Bruja” fortune-telling cards, 2003.
Kinney Bros Transparent playing cards with hidden images and fortunes, c.1890.
Facsimile edition of Swiss suited deck first published by Johannes Müller in c.1840.
Georgian Fortune Telling Cards, c.1800.
Black Cat Fortune Telling Cards published by Parker Bros, 1897
Wüst Lenormand deck, c.1860
Alchimistenspiel - Jeu des Alchimistes designed by Elfriede Weidenhaus, 1967.
The Cagliostro Tarot was first published in 1912 as “Il Destino Svelato Dal Tarocco”.
French Suited Piquet by David Vachet, Switzerland, c.1812.
English Fortune Telling cards probably published c.1770.
“Le Grand Tarot Belline” after drawings by Edmond Billaudot (1829-1881).
Publicity pack for Brunner Möbel with graphic design by André Stehle, 1966
AGMüller standard English pattern for the Royal Jordanian Airline, 1980s
Aleister Crowley Tarot - Crowley and Lady Freda Harris worked on the illustrations between 1938 and 1943
The designs of these fortune-telling cards are largely taken from nineteenth century Austrian "Rural Scenes" Tarock cards.
Modern Swiss-German Pattern by AGMüller, c.2000.
Nine Lives Tarot by Annette Abolins, 2013.
The ‘Housewives Tarot’ designed by Paul Kepple & Jude Buffum, published by Quirk Books, 2004.
“Naipes Tu Destino” Cartomancy Cards from Peru will ease any stress in your interpersonal relationships c.1975.
The ‘Mystic’ Fortune Teller card game by Clifford Toys.
The Picture Book of Ana Cortez is an original work of art designed to facilitate Divination.
A masterpiece in the genre of tourist souvenir decks, “La Suisse Historique” Swiss Cantons souvenir designed by Melchior Annen in c.1920.
“Gipsy” fortune-telling cards with original artwork by Hylton Cock, published by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd., c.1910.
“Tarjetas de la Felicidad” containing positive mental affirmations by Lauro Trevisan, Buenos Aires (Argentina) c.2001
Playing Card Oracles - Alchemy Edition - by Charles J. Freeman and Ana Cortez
Some examples of playing cards made in Catalonia from the collection of Iris Mundus, Barcelona.
The Krienser Fasnachts-Jass deck was designed and published by Léon Schnyder from Kriens for the 1988 Fasnacht Carnival
During the 19th century a system of fortune telling arose in Europe using unnumbered, pictorial cards depicting popular imagery with subtitles in several languages.