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Pam's Original Art Only cracked back edition


Happy to present you restored Art Only edition of Original Pamela Colman Smith 78 Tarot card Illustrations this time without text numbers & borders!:)

Note this listing is for *cracked back edt! Visit my profile for original lily & rose back & Vintage edition as well as other Tarot & bridge-sized cards!^^

Note: For All orders outside US, VAT/Import tax/custom charge/post collecting fee is possible!

to order EU edt visit my official publisher web page link in profile!)

Thank You!^^


Pam's Original Art Only Tarot is a restored edition of one of the oldest Tarot decks, illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. It is presented to you thanks to courtesy of Tarot deck collector from Australia who provided high resolution scans of her deck from private collection with permission for me to *restore original coloration & present to you with changes made as *Art Only Edition. (Note: this is not the same deck as US Games or any other copyright RWS Tarot but much older first edition!)

list of changes it differ from traditional RWS; *Original hi res card scans (front&back) are all modified as follows;

  • colors & background textures are digitally restored to improve original printed look of era 1900!:)

*All text, numbers & borders are removed from all cards front and back!

*leaving Art Only to let you immerse in card scenery better

*in order to cover blank space left after removing original borders I *reconstructed part of background & original lineart most of it is lost in printing process but what's important ALL original art is left inside safe aeria & presented on cards! but please have in mind some of art around borders can still be lost in print process due to so called 3mm print shift most printers consider *acceptable!x,x ;)

*alternative cracked back design is digital remix of *original cracked back that is not reversible therefore I prefer & find this more interesting!;)

*78 Tarot size cards(2.75x4.75in or 7x12cm)

  • 2 extra art cards!;)

+Original tuckbox!^^

+full Hi res video review will be added soon

Recommended book for this deck: The Pictorial Key to the Tarot.

Note: all my decks have promo price first month after publishing & holidays including Valentine! Price will go up less there is left before it’s OOP (Out of print!:) So, early birds get better deal!

Pam’s Original Art Only Tarot is Limited edition meaning it will be available for sale only for limited time & number of decks (up to 1000)! reason I put it for sale is to make it clear this is first publication of this deck as Art Only edition completely without text numbers & Borderless!:)

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Carey F March 03, 2023 4:22 pm UTC
Okay, so essentially what I think they've done here is first they removed the white border around the card and then expanded the image a little bit to fit the full size of the card. I think this was important because it allowed to make all of the imagery on the card look slightly and noticeably bigger, without cropping!! The detail in this deck looks amazing, being that it is a high-quality scan from an original "Pam-A" version of the deck. In fact, I'd say the detail rivals that of the 1909 Art Restoration Deck, also available on this site--- and the reason why I say that is it looks like the colors have a slightly increased amount of contrast (black levels) added... which makes the black lines on the cards look a tiny bit darker and sharper. Overall, I love the coloring. The increased contrast I mentioned I think is also making the deck look slightly more vibrant... but in a pleasant way and not in your face like the US Games mass version. Okay... so here is where it gets interesting... to remove...See more
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Irena B March 03, 2023 10:08 pm UTC
Thank You for Your Great feedback!(: Happy You like my design!^^ you are near right as I did removed border but actually keept *original card within safe line (3mm within card cut size) so there is actually 3mm extra art I added on each side that you see +3mm on each side that is supposed to be cut after cards are printed & corners are rounded so i presume *terrible horse part is visible in case of printer drift (3mm of center is standard?:) Happy to fix that as i'm curently working on poker size with new coloration!(; can't find you on fb so here is my!;) p.s 99% sure this is 1909 & Not pamA? but I did look into both while restoring so probably color &lineart influence for better I hope!;)
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