Another of the several re-coloured versions of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Pamela Colman-Smith's artwork is copied exactly and re-coloured. There are several similar tarot decks, but the Albano-Waite Tarot is loudly coloured, sometimes garishly so.
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - US Games 1991
Albano-Waite Tarot review by Erin Parnell
The Albano-Waite Tarot card deck is one of the many clones of the Rider Waite Smith deck. Like other clones, it has kept Pamela Colman Smith’s original drawings while changing the colors. This is one of those decks (like the RWS itself) that people are either going to love or hate. Some people may prefer the brilliant colors of the Albano Waite over the standard RWS, while others want to try something else.
I found this deck next to the Radiant Waite deck in the Tarot card case in Borders, and ended up buying (and enjoying) both of them. According to the Little White Book, the Albano Waite deck was originally published in 1968 by Tarot Productions Inc, with the art directed by Frankie Albano. The LWB also states that the deck went out o... read more reviews or write a review.
Similar Decks to Albano-Waite TarotTheme: Rider-Waite Clone
Category: Available Decks
More About These CardsName: Albano-Waite Tarot
Creators: Frankie Albano
Publisher: US Games 1991
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Suits: Cups, Pentacles, Swords, Wands
Court Cards: King, Queen, Kinght, Page
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Size: 2.75 x 3.75 in. = 6.99cm x 9.53cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Unknown