Details of the Smith-Waite Tarot Centennial Edition Deck
Also known as Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set
Solandia's Summary: 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.
Type: Tarot Deck Number of Cards: 78 Major Arcana: 22 Minor Arcana: 56
Publisher: Published by US Games
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
Other Decks by Creator(s):
Centenary Special Rider-Waite Tarot,
Giant Rider-Waite Tarot,
Glow in the Dark Tarot,
Original Rider Waite Tarot,
Pocket Rider Waite Tarot,
Rider-Waite Tarot (1971),
Rider-Waite Tarot (University Books),
The Complete Tarot Kit,
Universal Waite Tarot
by Pamela Colman-Smith.
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.
Excerpt of the
Smith-Waite Tarot Centennial Edition Deck review by Solandia: 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 publish... read more.
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