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
anymore! I'm really enjoying the size & portability of this deck that comes in a tin. It is smaller, but it loses no detail. Plus, it fits perfectly in my hands! (See 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 & are exactly 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 an artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a professional tarot reader and veteran deck creator born under a Sagittarius Sun with a Libra Rising & Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena. She's been deepening her astrology studies the last few years, after a years-long hobby interest in the subject.
Maree was a licensed massage therapist for 17 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts inspires her present approach to tarot, creativity, ritual, and divination.
She loves traveling, especially to her ancestral homeland, the Azores, and has been relearning her mother tongue. She enjoys connecting with family, friends, & animals, She lives in Portland with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante where they hike rain or shine.
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