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 Posted: Mon Jun 18th, 2018 04:10 pm
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The mamluk card pattern is the link between Chinese money cards and European cards. The finest example of this pattern, called the Topkapi deck (after the Museum in Istanbul) or "Muluk Wannuwab" dates from ca 1500.

I have been (occasionally) working on a modern reconstruction of this incomplete deck for almost five years. Now the design is finally complete and I am looking into printing options.

There is a website: http://mamluk.spiorad.net ,
a facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/Trzes-art-792312557637618/
and an old thread on ATF about it: https://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=205351

A kickstarter campaign is planned for September 2018.

If you want to get news about the printing process and the kickstarter campaign you can send an email to trzes at spiorad dot net, and I will add you to my mailing list.

Last edited on Mon Jun 18th, 2018 04:12 pm by trzes

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 Posted: Mon Jun 18th, 2018 05:58 pm
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Congratulations on finishing, trzes. Beautiful and exacting work - a real labour of love.

Last edited on Mon Jun 18th, 2018 05:59 pm by goldenweb

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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2018 08:19 pm
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Pen, thanks again for your nice comment, also on this much quieter place, as it seems to be now.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 21st, 2018 02:00 pm
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I wish it wasn't quite so quiet... I miss the old days.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2018 09:55 am
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The launch date for my Kickstarter campaign is now scheduled for September, 8th. The pledge for a deck will be 38 Euros plus 9 Euros for worldwide shipping.

I'll post a reminder as soon as the campaign has launched.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2018 03:34 pm
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Following you on Facebook, looking forward to your Kickstarter campaign.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 8th, 2018 09:12 am
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The Kickstarter Campaign to fund the print run of my reconstruction of the Topkapi deck of Mamluk cards is now online: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/119783014/trzes-mamluk-deck . The campaign is about the "standard" edition of the deck, measuring 71x190 mm, printed on professional cardstock used for playing cards.

The luxurious and mainly hand-crafted "antique-style" edition (limited to 20 decks, 92x250 mm, printed on 3-layered art paper with traditional soap and wax surface treatment) is also open for preorders at: https://kartograme.shop/products/trzes-mamluk-deck-antique-edition . Printing and delivery will take two months. Decks will be sold via Kartograme exclusively until all the 20 copies are gone (if ever).

The pledge for the standard edition at Kickstarter is 38 Euros plus Shipping (9 Euros worldwide). The preorder price for the antique-style edition is 265 Euros with a plain hardcover box and 295 Euros with a deluxe box. Shipping is free, I think, until the end of the Kickstarter campaign, and will be 12 Euros from then on. The prices will otherwise stay the same.

Remaining decks from the standard edition print run will be sold from January next year, again at the same price as on Kickstarter. That means there is no point waiting 

More information on my website: http://mamluk.spiorad.net/shop.htm .

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 Posted: Sat Sep 8th, 2018 11:41 am
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Backed :)

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 Posted: Sun Sep 9th, 2018 02:25 am
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yay!

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 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2018 11:39 pm
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Only 12 days left folks. GET ON BOARD! Looks great. I can just tell that this is one of those decks that you will always regret not getting when you could.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/119783014/trzes-mamluk-deck

We simply must get this over the top.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 27th, 2018 05:44 pm
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Only 9 days left!

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 Posted: Thu Sep 27th, 2018 08:57 pm
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Thanks everyone for backing the campaign, spreading the word and talking nicely about my deck!

With 8 days left and being 71% funded I hope for people like myself who always jump on at the last moment. But even if supporters keep coming in at the same pace as during the last 10 days, that will just be enough.

Nonetheless I have added more rewards to push the campaign a bit more. There are now Poster prints available as well. The deck images consist of scalable verctor graphics, that actually cries for really large prints.

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