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Gypsy fortune telling cards Piatnik Zigeuner Wahrsagekarten No. 1901


Re: Gypsy fortune telling cards by Piatnik Vienna, Zigeuner Wahrsagekarten No. 1901

anyone bought or used these cards at all? They are on ebay from a lady who has written a book about them...
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These are great and are related in some ways to the Le Normand cards. Check the backs however, since some of them come with a gypsy 'witch' image that might put you off...



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I used to have this deck which is still in print

http://www.piatnik.com/english/playcards/tarot.htm

They are only 3.25 pounds sterling (sorry my keyboard has gone weird so can't find the pound symbol)from R Somerville http://www.playingcardsales.co.uk/cards/ , so $10.99 looks a bit expensive to me although of course there's the postage.

Here's more images

http://www.playingcardsales.com/card..._gypsy_f_t.jpg

May be worth negotiating down? Around $6 or so?

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ETA: I see you are in the UK, so I would definitely recommend buying from R Somerville. Fantastic value, great service. Pay in pounds even though he's now based in France.



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I was given a set. I haven't used them, but I keep handling them. They feel nice, but look a little kooky. Who knows - the moment I actually use them I'll possibly fall deeply in love ...
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By the way, it's the Gypsy Witch cards that have the witch on the back I believe - not the same set. Here's a site that tells you all about the different kinds of cards and the different decks you can get.

http://www.luckymojo.com/cartomancy.html

The author doesn't like the Gypsy Witch cards at all. Likes the Gyspsy Fortune Telling Cards though.

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I have these and I like them because of personal history. But honestly can't read with them, they make me laugh.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aerin
By the way, it's the Gypsy Witch cards that have the witch on the back I believe - not the same set. Here's a site that tells you all about the different kinds of cards and the different decks you can get.

http://www.luckymojo.com/cartomancy.html

The author doesn't like the Gypsy Witch cards at all. Likes the Gyspsy Fortune Telling Cards though.

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Thanks for posting this. I just ordered the Gypsy Fortune Telling cards through LuckyMogo.com. Hungarian Gypsy blood runs through my veins (my great grandmother) and I've been looking for something like this. Again, thanks.



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Thank you Aerin for your link, I took a tour of the site and was impressed with the variety and the prices... there were so many cards listed on there it was like a little treasure chest!
Thank you Dr. Todd, too for your comment, and to sstack2 ..nisaba, and Alta.
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Are these the same as the Art Deco cards? They look really similar, but I noticed Fidelity has a different scene. The backs are exactly the same, though...
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Same company, same sorts of card names but the pictures are art deco rather than Edwardian.

They may have different numbers of cards too, should be on the site I linked to above.

(I just checked, all the details are indeed on that site: the Gypsy ones are 36 cards, Art Deco is 52 so it is an expanded deck.)

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