Aeclectic Tarot
Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Tarot Forum

Which deck?

  > Aeclectic Tarot Forum > Tarot Special Interest > Thoth Tarot


 
Emily's Avatar
Emily  Emily is offline
Wanderer
 
Join Date: 14 Feb 2002
Location: England
Posts: 7,664
Emily 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinduction
Whatever you do, don't get the green cards. I don't know which ones are not green but I have a green deck and I hate it.

I want to buy another large deck but am not sure if they will be green too.
I think, but I might be wrong, that all the greenies came in the white box. These are now getting harder to get hold of. So if you do have a white box greenie, keep hold of it even if you don't like to use it.

The decks you'll get now, in the green, blue and lavender boxes are all pretty much the same quality and with no green tint, so all you really have to think about is what size you want and do you want the extra cards.
Top   #11
Sinduction's Avatar
Sinduction  Sinduction is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 28 Feb 2007
Location: oHIo
Posts: 5,727
Sinduction 

Thanks for that Emily! I don't want to make the same mistake twice!
Top   #12
Abrac  Abrac is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 13 Aug 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 4,466
Abrac 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emily
I think, but I might be wrong, that all the greenies came in the white box.
I used to have a large deck published by Weiser that had green borders and it came a green box. Tarot Gardens Thoth Comparison Table doesn't show it though.
Top   #13
Emily's Avatar
Emily  Emily is offline
Wanderer
 
Join Date: 14 Feb 2002
Location: England
Posts: 7,664
Emily 

Was it just the borders that were green or the whole deck? A true green Thoth has a green hue over the whole of the card, it pretty mutes and washes away all the other colours. I too have a Weiser Thoth in a green box but the printing is normal, my greenie is a white box Thoth.

Maybe you got a rogue.

Edit

I've just checked the link you gave, it does mention that some of the earlier printing of the green box Thoth's do have the green tint, then they changed the printing so those probably wouldn't be abailable now.

The Thoth I have is the White Box C but the scans on Tarot Garden just don't show the true green colour which is more vivid than that scan shows.
Top   #14
6 Haunted Days  6 Haunted Days is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 02 Sep 2006
Location: Montpelier, VT USA
Posts: 7,966
6 Haunted Days 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abrac
As soon as I posted I went over to eBay and saw this. It's not a large deck after all. This is blatant false advertising. It's a kit with this deck inside. It's a standard size with three Magus versions. This is the one I have.

Now that I think about it, this has been discussed before in another thread.
Do you know the dimensions of the cards? I have the large one, green box, and the cards are just too big. I want a smaller one. There are so many versions, colours and sizes I just don't know anymore Thanks!
Top   #15
Emily's Avatar
Emily  Emily is offline
Wanderer
 
Join Date: 14 Feb 2002
Location: England
Posts: 7,664
Emily 

Hi 6 Haunted Days,

If you want the Thoth that is more standard in size, the US Games Lavender box Thoth with the 3 Versions of the Magus card might be what you are after. The cards measure 11cm X 7cm are are just about standard size.

ISBN 0-88079-308-2

Edit:-

Yes just checked, it is the deck that is featured in the link above - nice deck.
Top   #16
Abrac  Abrac is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 13 Aug 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 4,466
Abrac 

I've been wondering about something. What exactly makes the large blue box version a "Swiss" version. Does it say Printed in Switzerland? Anyone know?
Top   #17
Abrac  Abrac is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 13 Aug 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 4,466
Abrac 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emily
Was it just the borders that were green or the whole deck? A true green Thoth has a green hue over the whole of the card, it pretty mutes and washes away all the other colours.
The ones I've seen have a greenish hue to the whole card. I didn't like the Weiser version at all. The colors were washed out and looked like bad celery.

But I have a US Games version, 8th printing (10 9 8), that looks very nice. The green is a lot darker, and rather than lessening its attractiveness it actually enhances it and makes it look mysterious.
Top   #18
Emily's Avatar
Emily  Emily is offline
Wanderer
 
Join Date: 14 Feb 2002
Location: England
Posts: 7,664
Emily 

I'm not sure what year my deck was printed in, I'll have to have a look at them and the LWB, but its the White Box C and its not so an attractive green - it did take me a while to appreciate this deck
Top   #19
gregory's Avatar
gregory  gregory is offline
Cat on a cold stone roof
 
Join Date: 01 Jan 2004
Location: The world of the things that could have been.
Posts: 72,249
gregory 

If you are buying new, I think you'll find that all the ones in stores these days were printed by the same people in Belgium, so there is only the size to consider.

I have several, including a greenie which is rather fun........ I like the old borderless backed ones best, myself. But they are strictly e-bay stuff !
Top   #20




 


 


Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Tarot Forum
Aeclectic Tarot Forum Links
· Tarot
· Tarot Special Interest
· Beyond Tarot
· Forum Library

Aeclectic Tarot Categories
· Angel Decks
· Dark & Gothic Decks
· Goddess Decks
· Fairy Decks
· Doreen Virtue Decks
· Beginner Decks
· Cat Decks
· Pagan & Wiccan Decks
· Ancient Egyptian Decks
· Celtic Decks
· Lenormand Decks
· Rider-Waite Decks
· Marseilles Decks
· Thoth Decks
· Oracle Decks
· List All Decks
· Popular Tarot Decks
· Available Decks
· Tarot Books
· What's New

Copyright © 1996 - 2019 Aeclectic Tarot. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Contact us.