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 Posted: Sun Dec 13th, 2009 10:02 am
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goldenweb



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Sumada wrote:
I love this deck, despite the mishmash of sources for its imagery, namely; trumps 2, 3, 4, + 19 are from PC Smith; trumps 16, 17, + 18 are from JP Mayer; and I'm sure I've seen the Chariot somewherelse too, with its very distinctive feature of the two horses looking at each other and clicking their hooves!; the remaining trumps are all pretty much standard TdM, while the courts are from a Minchiate deck. Yet both Lind, and later [highlight= rgb(136, 255, 255);]Gardner, both claimed this deck to be "authentic" (?)

I couldn't believe my eyes when I unpacked this deck.

This is from the reverse of the box:

This is an authentic set of 78, 15th century, English Tarot Cards. The originals are in the British Museum.

None of the cards has been altered or adorned in any way. Serious students should beware of adulterated packs : so often precious secrets have been omitted or destroyed.


The text on the side of the box states:

ENGLISH TAROT CARDS
AUTHENTIC AND ORIGINAL COLOURS


And on the front of the box:

AUTHENTIC
ENGLISH TAROT CARDS
ORIGINAL DESIGN


Talk about brass neck. And where was Trading Standards in 1974? (Date of my deck).

Having said all of the above, I do like the damned thing - it's just so wrong (if not fraudulent)  to mislead people like this.

Pen

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