Smith-Waite Tarot Centennial Edition Deck
Also known as Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set
The Smith-Waite Tarot Centennial Edition Deck celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, and is a faithful reproduction of the original deck published in 1909. The commemorative set includes the deck of 78 cards, postcards, and two books, Waite's Pictorial Key to the Tarot and Kaplan's The Artwork and Times of Pamela Colman Smith.
Smith-Waite Tarot Centennial Edition Deck review by Kate Hill
In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the publication of the Rider-Waite Tarot, US Games have published the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set.
Pamela Colman Smith – Pixie – the artist who drew the now famous tarot images, has been lesser well known than Waite, the member of the Golden Dawn who instructed her to provide illustrations to accompany tarot texts, and Rider, the publishers of the deck. US Games redresses the imbalance, naming the centennial deck after the artist and showcasing her life’s work – which was more than just tarot cards - in a comprehensive biography by Stuart Kaplan.
The Commemorative Set is a rather huge, heavy package that sits well on the bookshelf, sized at 14cm wide, 8cm deep and 19cm tall. It’s heavy for good reason – inside are two... read more reviews.
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More About These CardsName: Smith-Waite Tarot Centennial Edition Deck
Alternate Names: Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set
Creators: Pamela Colman-Smith
Publisher: US Games 2009
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Language: English
Card Back: Works as though reversible
Back Design: Pamela Colman Smith's signature and rose symbol on pale blue background.
Companion Material: Two books, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Waite The Artwork and Times of Pamela Colman Smith by Kaplan.