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Waddington RWS decks?


Does anyone have a Rider-Waite-Smith deck published by Waddington Playing Cards Co., Ltd.? Is it from prior to 1972? If so, what can you tell us about quality, the box, back of card, and anything else you can think of?

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At last count I have, well more than a few Blue-Box Waddington-Riders,
and I have two copies of the very charming Traveller's Tarot, a mini.

In my opinion, Waddingtons was responsible for reviving the Rider deck,
and it was first done as a special edition for them, printed by AGMuller.

Samuel Weiser introduced the yellow box to the Americas, all the same,
but with a new version of the little white book by an up and coming lad.
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At last count I have, well more than a few Blue-Box Waddington-Riders,
and I have two copies of the very charming Traveller's Tarot, a mini.
Thank you. I think I know what you're referring to. I have several blue box Riders also. One, from around 1972, says on the side of the box:

"Rider & Co - 3 Fitzroy Square - London W1
in association with Waddington Playing Card Co. Ltd."

What I want to know is: does anyone have a deck from before Rider took over from Waddington? Did Waddington also sell decks printed by AGMuller or did they use a different printer prior to the 70s? It sounds like Waddington is a totally different company from Rider? Is that so? When did Waddington start producing RWS decks? I've never seen a Waddington RWS - only the Rider ones.

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For that, one might say, what's for certain is,
it's not this one...
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For that, one might say, what's for certain is,
it's not this one...
Definitely not. I'm wondering if there were decks published by Waddington's (or for that matter anyone else in England) through the 60s.
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A related thread of possible interest:
http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=54147
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Originally Posted by Fulgour
University Books, Inc., was the American source for Tarots based on
the original 1909 card illustrations created by Pamela Colman Smith.

They have a typo in their Little White Book that was copied verbatim
by Rider & Co, London, in 1972 when they re-released their version.

Rider copied University Books. The typo stood until 1975.
I've checked my editions, and it's plainy so.
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