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last updating: September 19 2006
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CARDS WITH SPECIAL FEATURES

19 Sep 06
9 Feb 06
10 Dec 05
19 Sep 06
non-standard
patterns
(4 parts)

advertisement
decks


sizes, shapes
and colours
(3 parts)

variants of the
international pattern




THE TAROT   AND  OTHER EARLY CARDS


I
classic tarots



II
regional tarots
(5 parts)



III
trump card arrangements


IV
modern and
non-standard tarots





10 Dec 05


V
the Mulûk
wa-Nuwwâb



VI
the Visconti
Tarots
(4 parts)


VII
the tarots
of Ferrara
(4 parts)


VIII
the tarot
of Marseille
(3 parts)





10 Dec 05


IX
the
Tarot de Paris
(2 parts)


X
Viéville's
Tarot
(2 parts)


XI
the
Minchiate
(2 parts)



XII
Mitelli's
Tarocchino



XIII
Mantegna's
Tarot




11 Dec 05



XIV
the
Hofjagdspiel



XV
the
Hofämterspiel



XVI
the deck by
Jost Amman



XIV
the Italy 2
Moorish deck





CARDS WITHOUT TRADITIONAL SUITS

19 Sep 06
9 Feb 06
various games
(2 parts)

Mercante in Fiera


Uta Karuta
Iroha Karuta
Dôsai Karuta

(4 parts)

Âs Nas





REGIONAL CARDS
19 Sep 06
19 Sep 06
19 Sep 06
Italy
(5 parts)


Spain
and Spanish Overseas
(5 parts)
Germany
and Central Europe
(4 parts)
Austria




10 Dec 05


10 Dec 05


10 Dec 05

Switzerland
France
Belgium

(2 parts)
Sweden
Portugal
19 Sep 06


10 Dec 05

19 Sep 06


China
Hong Kong

(5 parts)


South-Eastern Asia
(3 parts)



Japan
(10 parts)



India
(3 parts)





MISCELLANEOUS
19 Sep 06
old uncut sheets
by Pignalosa (Italy)

(8 parts)
expressions
featured by regional cards





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~~ WHAT'S NEW ~~
  • 19 September 2006

    • non-standard patterns : a new picture of an old tranformation deck has been added in page 1, and a Japanese deck featuring national castles is on display in page 2.

    • variants of the international pattern : Australian 500 cards are now featured.

    • cards without traditional suits : Quittli cards and a few more new illustrations can be seen in Various Games, page 2.

    • Italy : the article has been enlarged with a Historical Notes paragraph, and a few new pictures.

    • Spain : a Cadíz pattern from France has been added in the Overseas Patterns page.

    • Germany and Central Europe : pictures of a Trappola deck and other patterns have been added to this gallery.

    • China : the pictures and the review of two new money-suited patterns have been added.

    • Japan : a fancy edition from Hawaii is on display in the Special Editions page.

    • uncut sheets : the whole gallery has been refurbished, with two new pages and better pictures.

  • 9 February 2006

    • advertisement decks : three new pictures have been added at the bottom of the page.

    • Uta Karuta and Iroha Karuta : the page about the Japanese 100 Poets game now features samples from a new edition, and so does the third page of the same gallery, dedicated to Iroha variants.

  • 10 December 2004

      My apologies to all visitors for the long delay in adding something new; the present updating is rather extensive, I hope it will be worth the wait.

       MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

    • Non-standard patterns : new samples have been added in all four parts of this gallery.

    • Sizes, Shapes and Colours : in part 2 the Jumbo Decks section has been refurbished with better pictures, one of which features a new specimen; in part 3 there are pictures of a Swiss Piquet deck with suits in four colours, and the rather peculiar Hell Playing Cards from Singapore.

    • the tarots of Ferrara : an extensive review in four pages of the oldest tarot pattern, with many samples from the four most important specimens.

    • the Minchiate : the page has been revised, and the picture of the earliest known Minchiate specimen is on display.

    • the Hofjagdspiel : one of the most famous German hunting decks, hand-painted by a distinguished 15th century artist.

    • Japanese Matching Cards : samples from a new Iroha set have ben added in part 2.

    • Italy : a fancy edition called Charta has been added in part 5.

    • Spain : the Spanish gallery has been enlarged and now consists of five parts; samples of some historical decks are now on display in part 1.

    • Germany : the gallery has kept growing and now comprises four parts; several new pictures have been added throughout the section.

    • Switzerland : the gallery has been divided into two parts, with many new pictures added.

    • Sweden : a new gallery.

    • Portugal : another new gallery, with pictures of the obsolete Portuguese pattern, as well as the modern one.

    • China : the historical notes about Chinese cards have been revised and lengthened.

    • Souh-eastern Asia : a Malaysian Mah Jong deck and a Singaporean 4-colour cards deck are on display.

    • Japan : the cartoon Hanafuda page features a new edition, and has been split into two parts, for an easier loading; also the thin cards page features two new editions.



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MULTI-LANGUAGE
GLOSSARY
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THE FOOL AND
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Index Table
INDEX
TABLE
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REGIONAL
GAMES
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