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26 minutes ago, McFaire said:

I noticed that Amazon US, the Radiant Wise Spirit isn't available for shipping right now. One version is pre-order and the other version says it ships in 1-2 months.

 

Does anyone know what's up with this?

I'm pretty sure Lo Scarabeo decks hit most U.S. sites a bit later than their European publish dates.  But Book Depository seems to be shipping it immediately from the UK, and Llewellen as well.

 

(I really like the colors, so I was looking forward to this when the catalog came out, but it's Pam B as mentioned earlier, and unfortunately I'm with @Raggydoll on that, so in the end I went with the AGM. Speaking of the Lo Scarabeo catalog, I don't know if it's of interest, but since we're talking in print RWS, later this year they're publishing a black & gold RWS. )

 

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58 minutes ago, Rose Lalonde said:

I'm pretty sure Lo Scarabeo decks hit most U.S. sites a bit later than their European publish dates.  But Book Depository seems to be shipping it immediately from the UK, and Llewellen as well.

 

(I really like the colors, so I was looking forward to this when the catalog came out, but it's Pam B as mentioned earlier, and unfortunately I'm with @Raggydoll on that, so in the end I went with the AGM. Speaking of the Lo Scarabeo catalog, I don't know if it's of interest, but since we're talking in print RWS, later this year they're publishing a black & gold RWS. )

 

I see thank you. The black and gold is pretty.

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On 6/20/2019 at 10:35 AM, Flaxen said:

If you have an Amazon account, you can usually find them on amazon.de - search for Tarot Von Waite. They usually deliver to other countries.

So I was re-reading all the helpful info in this thread (thanks everyone!)... I didn't catch this the first time, that I could use my US account with amazon.de. It worked. I got a German one at retail and the shipping was less than $4. And I didn't have to go through the trauma of having to enter my address and payment info, or create a separate account. Neat!

 

I did have to use Google translate to help me along, but it was fun. (I love languages. Because, I'm a geek.) I don't need the booklet, so the language isn't an issue. And, I have an English one the way as well, so I'll have that booklet.

 

Happy!

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She altered the linework, too. The facial expressions can be quite different from the ones PCS drew because of that.

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(It's not the first or last deck to be "softened" this way. The people on the first Kipper decks were baleful looking! And Ben Dov put slight smiles on the people in his TdM. Personally, I don't think it's necessary, but YMMV, etc.)

 

 

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Maybe. The Universal has stayed in print for a good while, so it apparently does OK. But I still suspect PCS's art outsells it.
It would be interesting to see sales figures for decks, like we do for music and movies. We can really only guess at profitability.

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On 6/22/2019 at 3:16 PM, Joe said:

@Raggydoll

Here's a close up my own Pam A, I believe. This is the great deck I just picked. Its from University Books, New Hyde Park address and leather box. Im told its ca. 1959. The coloring is the same, lifework is excellent, but the way its colored is obviously different. probably older technology, different process. And no, I'm not going to run out and buy a deck from the '70's! I am de-enabled!

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Just saw this thread, while looking for posts on University Books decks.... A Pam A does NOT come from University books. It's from the first decade of the 20th century. The UBC one is 1960, as I recall, though I see their site says 1959: https://waitesmith.org/index.php/university-books-inc/.

 

 

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2 hours ago, gregory said:

Just saw this thread, while looking for posts on University Books decks.... A Pam A does NOT come from University books. It's from the first decade of the 20th century. The UBC one is 1960, as I recall, though I see their site says 19059: https://waitesmith.org/index.php/university-books-inc/.

 

 

gregory, I'd advise taking that website with a big grain of salt. It's a very attractive-looking site, but it's not very well researched.
They say here that Frankie Albano "released a promo single for Dondee records in 1936, even though the single was originally set down in 1922."
https://waitesmith.org/index.php/tarot-productions-resident-genius-frankie-albano/

 

But if you’ve ever spent any time with old records, you know that 45 RPM singles with big center holes requiring an adaptor didn’t even exist in the 1930’s. From Wikipedia: “The 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable and higher-fidelity replacement for the 78 rpm shellac discs.” Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_%28music%29#7-inch_format

As we can see here, “1936” would have been the catalog number: http://www.45cat.com/label/dondee I have no idea what the number “1922” is, but it’s certainly not a year, either.

But yeah. Pam A predates University Book by a couple of world wars, and more.

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Oh I know - that's why I said I thought the date was wrong.

 

Here's a good one - a limited edition for £3.99 on ebay. VERY Limited - they have only sold 2,337 so far... :lol:

 

Favourite ? I love my blue box one. I also love the GOOD PCS one that Lo Scarabeo put out, with the BLUE backs. Sadly it was only around for a matter of weeks.

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If you want to read up on the Pams:

 

https://www.wopc.co.uk/tarot/rider-waite/rider-waite-early-editions

 

And an article by Jensen, who absolutely knew his stuff. His book is excellent.

 

And the long lamented Holly Voley knows EVERYTHING: sadly her site fell over when the ISP was sold but it is up on wayback:

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20060902042128/home.comcast.net/~vilex/ 

 

A fairly complete timeline h-is here:

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20060820172037/http://home.comcast.net/~vilex/ShipofFools.html

 

If you are going to talk about the various printings, you could really use the facts.

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@gregory tnx 4links!^^ I'm checking it asap!^^ ;D

 

btw got another request recently, anyone know what this *green edt with brown backs may be?x,x lol

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