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Tarot Classic

The Tarot Classic is a full-colour reproduction of the 18th century woodcuts by Claude Burdel, republished by US Games in 1974. The art is in a Marseilles style, but is not the same as the Conver style.

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Created by Stuart Kaplan
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - US Games


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Tarot Classic review by Teomat

The Tarot Classic is a standard 78 card Marseille-style deck with medieval imagery, Justice as card 8, Strength as 11 and non-scenic pip cards. The deck was first published in the early 1970s, and like the 1JJ Swiss Tarot, was one of the most widely available decks at the time. There is a companion book for this deck, authored by Stuart Kaplan.

Although the deck follows the Marseille designs, it does however use the rather anachronistic Rider-Waite titles (The High Priestess, The Hierophant, Wands and Pentacles). The Death card (which is usually left untitled in the Marseille) has been named, but with the title running along the side of the card. The Page of Pentacles has also been titled in this fashion. The Fool is unnumbered and all titles are in English, rather than the usual...
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Theme: Historical Reproduction, Marseilles-Inspired
Creator: 1JJ Swiss Tarot by Stuart Kaplan

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Name: Tarot Classic
Creators: Stuart Kaplan
Publisher: US Games
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78


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