Which tarot deck do you prefer? Dec 1, 2009 18:25:47 GMT
Post by generatics on Dec 1, 2009 18:25:47 GMT
The selling and the observation of the people is fascinating.
Lay a whole range of decks on a table and see how most decks seem to attach themselves to the buyer - not the other way around.
Also many people collect Tarot Decks same as some collect stamps.
The range of decks is endless - We have a Gay Deck, Kama Sutra, Tatooed Lady, Rider Waite, The Tarot of Dreams is a beautiful deck, The Dali Deck is Pure Dali, the Gummy Bear deck is fun. The 78 Doors Deck full of Mystery, as is the Ship of Fools,& the Tarot of the Dead. Many folk with funny Tats, and rings in odd places buy the Vampire decks , we even have a tiny deck inside a little plastic case on a Key Ring, Sold one of those to a customer who opened the little case in the car park, the wind blew all the cards away - guess those cards weren't for her ,
We also have a blank deck for the Ruffs of the world who want to draw their own deck. In a Wicked moment I Imagine giving a reading with those cards as you turn the cards up for them "I am sorry you have no future, next card, sorry you have no past, next card, sorry, sorry etc"
Prices of Decks range from a few Dollars to over $200 and tarot people come from all walks of life.
The art work on many decks is fascinating and the symbols drawn by the creators of those packs are just as interesting as the symbols we find in our Lodges
Just the person I was looking for! Question for you; I have a 2nd Edition Ordo Templi Orientis Thoth deck. It's completely identical to the 1st edition, only difference being it says "Printed in U.S.A." (as opposed to Hong Kong) and distributed by Samuel Weiser (as opposed to Llewellyn). As far as I know, these were made in the early '70s. There is a first edition currently on ebay going for $720! Curious as to the value of mine, and would definitely be interested in selling it if I knew how much it was worth. The outer box is a bit scuffed but the cards are mint.
Slightly off topic, but I've had no luck finding much info on the value of this set elsewhere. Thanks for any help!