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hmmm.... perhaps you're right.

It was not only contentious to write that, but why complexicate ( ) what is in essence far simpler and straight-forwarder...

I temporarily withdraw my 'proto-TdM-I' classification...
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And then the only set of tarot cards I ever cut...what is the term? A Camoin Bicentennial deck modern copy. The one you guessed I think Comes in a purple box? EDIT I just did some hunting... it IS the thunderbay..but I painted the backs in gold and squared all the cards...I like it now.

Looks like I am slumming here.
Yep. Giant purple box. Sleazy purple "spreadcloth" inside. I trimmed mine, too. But gold-painted backs and squared corners sound just fab! Can you show us?

Slumming is good.
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I'm nit-picking... In what sense do you mean 'best' and 'top'

Top, most important for study:

Noblet

Dodal (is available but you need to pay a lot)

Conver

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Top, preference for reading with:

Noblet

Grimaud

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Top, for intrigue and quirkiness:

Vieville

This way I get to mention five decks.
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Now now. The most wonderfully quirky TdM-related deck is unquestionably the magical, revealing, and amazingly delightful Jacques Vieville Tarot; but we're not allowed to mention this spectacular deck in this thread, are we?

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My list:

Bill's Tarot. I don't have it. I love much about it, and especially the colors. If I met any of those people I'd go running in the other direction. Now THAT'S tarot! Scans are at the tarotgarden.com site

Major Tom's. I have the new Schiffer press printing and I love it. I HAVE met these people--some hang out in that odd little pub downtown, and the others were at the annual Company Picnic. We get along, although I don't always take their advice. http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards...ex.shtml#cards

Jacques Vieville's. The old man did the best he could, with help from God-only-knows how many friends, to make a Marseille deck. It's not his fault if we don't wanna call it that. http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards...le-marseilles/

As long as I'm at it:

I also love the Hadar, for its clean lines and classy colors, http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/hadar-marseilles/

and the Chat du Marseille, for capturing exactly what one needs to know about the intersection of Trumps and Cats, http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/chat-du-marseille/

and the Vandenborre Bacchus, which has such exuberance that it kicked out the dour cards in favor of a swashbuckler and a tipsy pal, http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/flamand/

and I've got 10 cards from an old Conver deck which I love and relate to, as they're in rough shape.
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Originally Posted by Moonbow*

Top, most important for study:

Noblet

Dodal (is available but you need to pay a lot)

Conver

~

Top, preference for reading with:

Noblet

Grimaud

~

Top, for intrigue and quirkiness:

Vieville

This way I get to mention five decks.

My feelings exactly. I'd add a third deck, the Piatnik to my reading decks. It is a fit hunk of tarot - very sensual to shuffle - the thickness... the size... the weight... Ahh...

And the reproduction quality is amazing. I wish they'd do the Heron Conver this well.


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A Camoin Bicentennial deck modern copy. The one you guessed I think Comes in a purple box? EDIT I just did some hunting... it IS the thunderbay..but I painted the backs in gold and squared all the cards...I like it now.
This is my first choice!

Camoin Bicentennial (Thunderbay Press)
Noblet (Flournoy)
Grimaud (1963)
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I've been lazy and have not done my history homework so I just get to mention the decks I happen to like the most:

Grimaud (actually I prefer my mini )
Véritable Tarot de Marseille by Hadar
Fournier
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I used the

Hèron TdM pretty exclusively (for TdM readings) before I got the

Flournoy Noblet 78 card deck which I just love. I love everything about it!

The LS Universal TdM (so shoot me, I like it)
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Noblet (absolutely love it)
Fournier (love the softer look and colour schemes)
Hadar (traditional looking, but nicer colours)

I find all of the above to be equal for reading decks.
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