Black Cat Fortune Telling Cards were first published by Parker Bros in 1897.
Cards are printed in colours and show an illustration, a title (The Past, The Present, The Future, Love Matters, General Advice and Danger!) and a card suit symbol;
on the reverse are 24 numbered answers or fortunes►
Above: Black Cat Fortune Telling Cards published by Parker Bros, 1897.
24 cards, 6 sets x 4 (the illustrations are the same for each title group and all show a black cat and /or black and white kittens), with interpretations for various combinations printed on the reverse. Includes instruction leaflet. Images courtesy Nick Thomas.