Lo Scarabeo is celebrating 30 years with this limited numbered edition of 1,987 copies to honor the year they were founded in Italy. The gorgeous, colorful artwork is by Fabio Listrani, artist of the Night Sun Tarot.
LS says this limited edition is printed on the highest quality paper. It is, indeed, a thicker card stock, but it's also glossier than their standard decks.
Coffin box: 7" x 4" (178mm x 102mm)
Deck: 4.75" x 2.75" (120mm x 70mm)
Book: 4.75" x 2.75" (120mm x 70mm) 128 pages on glossy paper with a few of the cards in color. English (pg. 5-54), Italian (55-68), French (69-82), Spanish (83-94), Portuguese (95-106), Russian (107-118) and Chinese (119-128).
At first glance, I like how the suit colors are similar to the Albano-Waite Tarot's coloration
When all the Witches
are to be seen!
Some in black
and some in green
Hey Ho for Halloween!
Happy Samhain! Here's something a little different—a leisurely browse through some
I recently received the Smith-Waite Tarot Deck, Centennial Edition, in a tin & compared it to the Pamela Coleman Smith (PCS) Commemorative Set (2009) in a video I just made. In the video I go through the whole commemorative set, for those of you interested in seeing that. There is a size & slight card stock difference between the two decks. Other than that, the artwork & color is identical.
I love the deck that comes with the commemorative edition, but I tend to avoid using it since I view it as a collector's edition & want to keep it in the best condition possible. Anyway, I usually just end up using one of my Waite-Smith or Albano-Waite decks. Not
A "show and tell" of the recent Lauren Forestell & Le Fanu Lenormand collaboration.
Here's Le Fanu's wonderful blogpost about the cards: http://mycuriouscabinet.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/the-destroyed-dondorf/
I made a video of my latest acquisition of the Buckland Romani Tarot. Call it a review or call it "show and tell" but I go through all the cards and make some comments about the deck.
This deck has been on my wishlist for some time and I didn't realize it was still in print! The original Llewellyn edition has been OOP for a while, however, Galde Press has been printing the 2nd edition of the cards since 2008 and there were still a few left.
The Buckland Romani Tarot's suit names have replaced the standard RWS. Koshes (Wands), Koros (Cups), Chives (Swords) & Bolers (Pentacles).
The print quality is superb & the colors are beautifully saturated with very clear images.
I just received my copy of the Flonz Victorian Lenormand by Katherine Andrews and instead of just opening it on sight, I had to unwrap it on video. :) There's a bit of an impromptu review too.
This is a very special deck. What makes it unique is the stamped Lenormand images. What makes it remarkable is that the stamp images were hand drawn by Katherine herself. Flonz is the stamp-maker and as you will see his work is precise.
The Flonz Victorian Lenormand has an extra Lady and Gentlemen card as well as an extra