Rare Decks Tarot Decks
Rare, extremely limited edition, or out of print decks.
The Buckland Romani Tarot is based around English gypsies and has expressive and beautiful artwork. The cards are borderless, and give the feeling that you could step into the picture. It isn't a standard Rider-Waite type deck; among other things, suits have been renamed to Koshes, Koros, Bolers and Chivs, (Staves, Cups, Wheels and Knives), and the Magician is shown as a woman. Previously out of print, it's available again from Galde Press.
David's Tarot is self-published and has 78 black and white cards. The Tarot scenes are simple and are meant to be used as a 'jumping off point' for the imagination. Now available as a printable PDF version from the artist.
The Greenwood Tarot deck uses pre-Celtic British religious symbols, such as images of animals, landmarks and Gods such as the Green Man, for divination purposes. This deck is long of out of print but is still popular among collectors.
The Millenium Tarot: the tarot of the four worlds is a beautiful deck, rich with esoteric symbolism. The 22 card deck was published in Australia in 1984.
The Rock &am; Roll Tarot is a groovy deck featuring a digital collage of popular musicians and rock stars of the fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties - Elvis is the Emperor, Madonna is the Libido card. The popular deck was published in two editions of 500 copies in 2000 and 2002, and the second edition has extra 'alternate' cards.
The Servants of the Light Tarot is a collaboration by English Traditional Witch, Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki (who also created the Shakespearian Tarot) and the authors of the Gill Tarot and Magickal Tarot (Gill completed the majors, Clark the minor cards). The art in the major arcana is particularly deep and vibrant.
An amazing limited edition Italian Tarot deck, with warmly coloured and finely detailed art by Amerigo Folchi. The Tarocco Storico della Citta Di Ferrara is titled in both Italian and English.
The Tarot of Frown Strong is a strong, slightly surreal majors-only deck. It has non-traditional and esoteric images, all unnumbered except for the Fool. It was designed as a shorthand series of prompts for understanding the early teachings of The Emin Society as presented by Leo in the early 1970s. The deck has been printed at three different times, but is now out of print and still sought after.
Twenty-Two Keys of the Tarot is a rare majors-only deck by Susan Kay Topa, published in 1979. The 22 cards follow the Thoth pattern and were hand-printed, giving them a blocky, primitive appearance.