Beautiful Antique Jagd (Hunter) Tarock Playing Cards. Piatnik & Söhne, Wien (Vienna Austria). Published between 1882 - 1899.This stamp was in use in Austria from 1882 to 1899. The stamp number is on a shield inside the eagle.
This deck is in used but very good antique condition. There is discoloration/ darkening/ staining consistent with used antique playing cards and some wear: see photos.There are signs of use but no creases or damage. Make sure to view all large photos carefully as all cards are pictured.
This deck did not come with box or instructions but I'll supply a lidded storage box and organza bag with it for safekeeping. Cards Size: 4 1/8" x 2 1/4" Inches. The line work and coloring on this deck is superb! They really don't make them like this anymore. I hope this deck will find a loving home!
It really has a lot of personality. If you are looking for an antique deck that looks and feels the part, look no further! Please keep in mind that this historic deck is around 140 years old. Please let me know if you'd like additional information or images.
For those interested in both collecting and the art of divination, I highly recommend joining the Aeclectic Tarot Forum. Sadly it is now defunct but you can still browse the archives. 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card by Mary K. Greer is a fabulous book to get if you want to learn reading the cards. Greer's Tarot Blog is a very interesting and informative source for all things Tarot.And - last but not least - in my personal opinion, a fantastic way to learn how to read tarot well, is The Process, an Audio Book by Dan Pelletier, co-owner of Tarotgarden and well known Tarot Reader. With The Process, you'll learn how to read the cards, and how to place the wisdom in your life. Voiced in first person, you become Dans apprentice as you listen to The Process. Beginners and experienced readers alike will find fertile material for contemplation and experimentation for their own unique path of the way of the Tarot Reader. Even long time readers swear by "The Process".
The basic idea is to not only rely on books and traditional tarot interpretations, but to use your intuition and develop your own reading "style". He has many interesting and mostly non-traditional thoughts on reading tarot. I have personally done this course about 4 times.It's a lot of fun! If a deck is meant for you, you will get it, one way or another. And I can't stress this enough! You can also contact me about decks not listed here and I'll do my best to find it for you, if I can.
Please keep in mind: a rare or expensive deck won't give you better readings - if anyone else tells you any differently, they're full of crap (excuse my french). Haunted or "blessed" decks are.... One of those Tarot "Myths".
If a deck is meant to be yours, you will find it with a little bit of patience and also a little bit of luck, of course. And sometimes, a deck will find YOU. When choosing a deck, the images should be the deciding factor.
A deck should "speak" to you, the imagery should appeal. Surely enough, at first glance to the novice, a Rider Waite might look rather boring, but it's full of surprises. Trust me on that one. If you are mainly interested in collecting and discussing Tarot Art. The Tarot Collector's Forum is a valuable resource, as well as Adam McLean's Weblog who is a well known authority on Tarot Art, Alchemy as well as a gifted artist himself.
The item "Rare 1800s Antique Jagd Hunter Tarock Tarot Playing Cards Piatnik Wien Vintage" is in sale since Monday, June 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Paper\Playing Cards". The seller is "hollywoodkat2004" and is located in Hanau. This item can be shipped worldwide.