As I have come to find out more about myself as a tarot reader, I have come to better understand what I look for in a deck. Therefore I have decided to pare my 11-deck collection down to 5. I have already found homes for three of my decks, but would like to offer the other three here before trying to sell them on eBay. All of these are good decks and I would recommend them to anyone.
Shadowscapes Tarot This is a highly popular deck featuring the ethereal fantasy art of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. This deck is without the (annoyingly large and useless–if you’ve ever owned a Llewellyn deck and book set you know what I’m talking about) box. Instead, it comes with a purple corduroy drawstring bag and the guidebook. The deck and book show some minor wear, but are in otherwise great condition and have many years of use ahead. $12 + $6 shipping (unless you happen to live pretty close to Michigan, in which case it may be cheaper to do standard shipping. Otherwise, the cheapest way to get this to you will be a $6 USPS flat-rate box.)
The Medieval Cat Tarot
In a market saturated with cat decks, this deck is still worth buying. An amazingly cute take on early Italian decks with cats dressed up in Medieval clothes. The stand-out thing about this deck is that the pips combine historical-style card designs with RWS-style illustrations. I love the quiet readings that this deck gives–although it is cute, it gives deep, subtle answers. This includes the original box, little white book, and two presentation cards. There is a little wear on the edges of the cards, but on the whole they are sturdy, unbent, and in good condition.
$12 + $6 shipping (see note above)
The Golden Tarot–Visconti-Sforza Deck
This beautiful boxed set features a 78 card reproduction of the Visconti-Sforza deck, one of the oldest and most complete tarot decks. It also features a full-color, hardcover guidebook by Mary Packard, which gives a history of the deck, card descriptions, and spreads. The deck and book, plus a satiny purple reading cloth, come in a very sturdy magnetic flip-top box. The cards in this reproduction are huge–over six inches tall–and the colors and bright and bold. This deck has been opened and used so there is some minor wear, but overall the set is in great condition.
$15 + $10 shipping (extra weight)
Unfortunately, due to prohibitive shipping costs, I cannot ship outside the continental US. I will be happy to combine orders to save on shipping!
I would also love to swap decks, but since I’m slimming down my collection, I’m looking for mostly rare or more expensive decks, for which I will be happy to swap 2 or 3 of the decks listed here, or kick in a little extra money. In particular, I’m interested in the Fountain Tarot, the Wooden Tarot, the Prisma Visions Tarot, the Efflorescent Tarot (color), the Mary-el Tarot, Dame Darcy’s Mermaid Tarot, the Spirit Speak Tarot, the Earthbound Oracle, the Portable Fortitude deck, the Connected and Free Alchemist Oracle, or the Druid Plant Oracle.
I’ll also swap one of these for a good book like Don Milo Duquette’s Understanding the Thoth Tarot, Corinne Kenner’s Tarot and Astrology, or one of Mary K. Greer’s books.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in giving one of these decks a new home.