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Let us know what you think when they arrive
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No problem. I think you'll like them. If the card stock was thicker, and all matte, these would be perfect......

For comparisons sake, here is a pic next to a Pam B. Pam B is on the right.
That looks pretty good. Pity about the backs of the cards.....
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Got mine in today's mail!

It's not bad AT ALL. The cardstock is thin, but firm and whippy. It is NOT photographic paper --I have some right here and just compared them. Besides, it is too well cut. It is definitely cardstock, and better than I expected it to be, with a linen-like texture, though I don't think it's linen --too thin, too glossy, not fleshy enough. Or maybe it is. The lamination is a little glossier than I'd like, but it works well with the softer colors that John mentioned.

If you look at John's pictures, you'll see that the inner hand-drawn border that may or may not have been drawn by Pixie herself and that is on every single RWS deck is missing here. Not that I miss it (I don't) just stating a fact. Its absence gives a sort of even softer feel to the cards.

The lines have a sharpness that is closer to the new AGMuller decks or the Centennial than to other editions. The muted colors are like nothing I have ever seen. I wish connoisseurs of the RWS editions would chime in. It does seem to be like what it claims: a reproduction of one of the first antique editions --which would also account for the muted coloring.

The (Helix Nebula?) backs are sort of meh, but preferable to that godawful plaid (is there a puking emoji?), and at least they are free of white borders or obsessive copyright stamps.

P.S. To my inexpert eyes, it does look like a faded Pam A, or even a 1909 one. (Looking at the Sun card.)
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here are 2 sites with excellent early RWS pix for comparisons:

http://muzendo.jp/blog/?cat=2

http://www.wopc.co.uk/tarot/rider-wa...early-editions
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here are 2 sites with excellent early RWS pix for comparisons:



http://muzendo.jp/blog/?cat=2



http://www.wopc.co.uk/tarot/rider-wa...early-editions


Those are what I'm looking at.
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A little bit thicker card stock, take away the god awful picture on the back, and a bit less gloss would make these an A+.

I'm making them seam awful, and their not They're better than what I expected. I would purchase them again. I really do like the colors.....
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A little bit thicker card stock, take away the god awful picture on the back, and a bit less gloss would make these an A+.

I'm making them seam awful, and their not They're better than what I expected. I would purchase them again. I really do like the colors.....
Hoping the creator is reading this
I am going after AGM's latest English edition while I wait for any developments with this creator
So.... what's the story with copyright for these other "reproductions" out there then.... I don't get how USG is chasing after AGM but small batches of repros are OK...? Or....?
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Hoping the creator is reading this
I am going after AGM's latest English edition while I wait for any developments with this creator
So.... what's the story with copyright for these other "reproductions" out there then.... I don't get how USG is chasing after AGM but small batches of repros are OK...? Or....?
You have a point there. All of a sudden, these self-published repros are popping all over the place. There's this one -- real good except for the amateurish backs -- and there's the one with pebbled backs from the guy who has a waterproof option, which sadly squishes the images. (Still pretty usable, though.) Both claim to be photographic reproductions of antique decks.

Either someone has found a loophole (that you can commercially reproduce a RWS deck in your possession?) or they won't be around for long.

P.S. They're now popping up in the States, I mean. China and Ukraine do not give a rat's behind about all this and do as they please.
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Pfft. "Cannot ship outside the US"
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Pfft. "Cannot ship outside the US"
Gregs, I'd be only too happy to get it for you and send it to you. PM me.
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