I recently received the Smith-Waite Tarot Deck Centennial Edition in a tin and compared it to the Pamela Coleman Smith (PCS) Commemorative Set (2009) in a video. In the video I go through the whole commemorative set. There is a size and card stock difference. Other than that, the artwork & color is identical.
I love the deck that comes with the commemorative edition, but I avoid using it since I view it as a collector's edition & want to keep it in the best condition possible. So I'm really enjoying the size & portability of this deck in a tin. It is smaller, but it loses no detail. And, it feels good in my hands! (See video and picture of size comparisons below.)
I forgot to mention in the video that the Smith-Waite Centennial Deck came with two bonus cards from PCS's non-tarot artwork. It appears that the bonus cards that came with the deck may vary.
The one that is shown in this link on the US Games Inc website is a different image from the two I received. (See image below of the two that came with my deck.) It would be fun to put these two cards into the deck for an extra twist to a reading!
It's so lovely to shuffle, the images are wonderful & just like the deck in the PCS set. The only real difference is felt in the size. Best of all, I am using it, since I'm not hung up on trying to preserve it!
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Maree Bento is a collage artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a tarot reader and deck creator who enjoys studying the stars and using astrology in her readings. She was born under a Sagittarius Sun with Libra Rising and Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena.
Maree has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts deepened her intuitive abilities and inspires her approach to tarot, creativity, and divination. Music, dancing, poetry, and lemon balm tea are her current well-being aids.
She's a Portuguese-American who loves to travel and connect with family, friends, & animals. She lives in Pacific NW with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante, who perpetually reminds them to laugh and play and take walks in nature, whether rain or shine.
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