|View single post by goldenweb|
|Posted: Sun Dec 13th, 2009 10:02 am||
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.
The text on the side of the box states:
ENGLISH TAROT CARDS
And on the front of the box:
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.