The Tarot Garden
From Our Collector Vault: "Before They Were Famous" -- First/Early Editions

The list below is an assemblage of first and early-edition printings of decks that later went on to wider-distribution printings by mass market published (although not always within the U.S.). They are considered "collectibles", and are either numbered limited editions and/or differ from subsequent printings in one or more significant ways. Many are majors-only decks that were later released into the mass market as 78-card decks. Prices are provided, but Tarot Garden discount coupons will be accepted for these items if you have one. For fastest service, contact Dan directly at dmp@tarotgarden.com if you wish to make a purchase. If you have an online account with us, we can use your credit card on file for payment, or we can send you a PayPal invoice upon request. Prices do not include shipping costs, which will be added to the total cost of the order at a rate that allows us to cover the actual postage plus recover our own shipping overhead costs (usually $.50 - $3 extra, depending on the weight of the final package).

NOTE: We are offering a 10% "add-on" discount (NOT cumulative with other discount offers) on any in-stock items purchased and shipped with your "Before They Were Famous" selection(s).

Important Considerations:

Some of these decks are majors only (22 cards). Decks that do not contain 78 cards are so noted.

Many of these decks are preowned. That means they are not in new condition, although some items may be close. We will inspect decks prior to finalizing a purchase. Decks missing cards will not be sold. If we find major flaws not previously noted, we will inform you and adjust the final sale price accordingly. All items are non-returnable and non-refundable. Please read all information carefully.

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Buyers should be aware of the following:

All prices shown in US$.

Title

Price

Notes

Status

Alchemical Tarot (Place'/Guiley)

$90

Original Thorson's edition, first printing, 1995. Deck and book in original box. Box has some tape on one corner, minor shelfwear, excellent overall. Cards complete and in Excellent condition. Book is free of stains, tears, creases, etc., but binding may be in danger of loosening.
SOLD

All Hallows Tarot (original 22-card limited edition)

$ 50

Artist-published majors-only original printing of the All Hallows Tarot. Released in 2006, in a limited edition of 50 copies. Housed in a felt bag designed to look like a cat.

Available

Ansata Tarot

$ 45

Original 1981 German edition (pre-AGM) published by Ansata-Verlag as "Mertz-Struck Tarot". Majors only. Box is in Excellent condition, has sticker on it with the number "62". Cards show normal usage-related curvature, but are in Excellent condition overall.

SOLD

Daughters of the Moon Tarot (black-and-white original printing)

$ 90

Original printing, black-and-white, light but noticeable stain on title card, otherwise in near-new condition. No box (not originally released with one). Complete at 75 cards (designed with only 21 Major Arcana and three court cards per suit).

SOLD

Grand Tarot Belline
$ 250
From Grimaud's original limited edition release (ca. 1969). Title card is numbered "1176". Cards in Excellent condition. Inner gold-and-black hinge lid box shows wear, Very Good condition overall. Outer box included, also rated in Very Good condition.
Available

Haindl Tarot

$ 125

Original oversize (3.5" x 6.25") German edition by Lotos. Box shows wear, has original price sticker on back. Cards in Excellent-Near Mint condition. Original LWB (in German) included.
SOLD

Tarocchi dell'Immaginario

$ 90

Original 1991, oversize, majors-only "d'Arte" edition of Lo Scarabeo's "Tarot of the Imagination". Box and cards like new.

SOLD

i Tarocchi Lanzichenecchi
$ 100
Oversized, majors-only "d'Arte" edition of Lo Scarabeo's "Tarots of the Renaissance". Published in a limited edition of 909 copies. Title card is signed by the artist and hand-numbered as copy #102. Complete in original box; cards have very, very slight "crush" in the upper left-hand corners.
Available
Lord of the Rings Tarot
$ 100
From USG's initial high-quality, limited edition release of 500 copies. Cards are gilt-edged, housed in a sturdy hinge-lid box. Sealed.
Available

Tarot Magow

$ 250

Original, oversize "Hungry Ghost" edition. Box present, but battered and taped. Cards show definite but respectful signs of use.

SOLD

Major Tom's Tarot de Marseille

$ 60

Original artist printing, released in a limited quantity of 50 copies for the 2005 Melbourne Tarot conference. No box (not released with one). Cards sealed, mint.

SOLD

Margarete Petersen Tarot

$ 60

Original German "wine border" first edition. Complete in box with instruction book (in German). As new.

SOLD

New Star Tarot

$ 45

First, white-border edition. No box (not released with one). Sealed.

SOLD

Quantum Tarot

$ 120

Pre-massmarket, small press limited edition release of 100 copies. Majors only. Title card numbered 43/100, and signed by the deck creators. Mint in original box.


SOLD

Ravenswood Tarot

$ 120

From the artist-issued limited edition release of 500 copies. This is numbered 297, and is signed by the artist. This printing was not released with a box, but there is an excellent-quality box handmade by a previous owner included.

SOLD

Rock-and-Roll Tarot

$ 350

Large first-edition printing, limited to 500 copies. Complete, including introduction and suit interpretation cards. No box (not released with one). Excellent condition.
SOLD

Sacred Rose Tarot

$ 40

Majors-only limited edition original release. Cards have gilt-gold edges. Signed by artist, and numbered 99/1000.

SOLD

Thoth Tarot (Crowley/Harris)

$ 150

Weiser "white box" edition. Original box included, shows wear, remains solidly intact. Cards in Excellent condition, but of course show the usual documented printing inconsistencies.

SOLD

Voyager Tarot


$ 75

Large-format Merrill-West original edition, second printing. Complete in box with book. All components in Excellent-to-Near New condition.

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