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Swiss 1JJ Tarot Deck

August 15, 2009

1JJ (Swiss) Tarot Deck

Designer, Artist: Unknown
Country of Publication: U.S.A.
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Year: 1970
Publication Status: In Print
Reference: Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. I, p. 270

Description:
Popular tarot deck depicting 19th century-style artwork and costumed figures. Early North American editions used French titles on the cards; later editions changed the titles into English. The High Priestess and Hierophant cards are represented by (and titled after) the Roman deities Junon and Jupiter respectively. The pip cards are unillustrated. I prefer this deck because the Junon and Jupiter cards are a refreshing Archetype from the High Priestess and Hierophant. Because the origination of Tarot Cards has Renaissance influences, many decks followed the religious icons of these two. (refer to my article on Tarot history)

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Who Is Stuart R. Kaplan?

July 17, 2009

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Stuart R. Kaplan and his business U.S. Games Systems has brought change to the world of Tarot like no other. Besides publishing numerous decks, Stuart brought Tarot to mainstream bookstores and U. S. Games decks can be found just about any where. It’s hard to understand now, when Tarot decks are easily available online and in bookstores, but back in the early 70s, Tarot was hard to find, especially if you lived in a small town or city.

Stuart R. Kaplan started to import 1968 the Rider-Waite-Tarot to the US. He became a card collector with his own museum. His Tarot Encyclopedia Books” became the most influential books for Tarot history and research, as it manifested not only a general platform for many persons with Tarot history interests, but also served as base for more detailed discussions on all Tarot topics.

You can find just about anything pertaining to Tarot in one of his many volumes. There are photos and publishing histories, and Artists information that is hard to find.

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Tarot Classic

July 11, 2009

Tarot Classic

Designer, Artist: Claude Burdel
Country of Publication: U.S.A.
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Status: In Print

Description:
Marseilles-style tarot designs, rendered in vivid colors and based on woodcuts made by Claude Burdel in 1851. Available as deck only, or as a deck-and-book set. The deck feels historical but not cluttered. The colors appear more like a water color than oil.

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Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set

July 3, 2009

What a rare opportunity!

US Games is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Rider-Waite Deck, the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative set will be cherished by all tarot collectors and art lovers!

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