Colin Brand Antiques
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Dimensions:W: 7cm (2.8")H: 9.5cm (3.7")D: 2cm (0.8")
Rare set of fortune telling cards just in .... 109 years old!! Excellent condition, complete
Rameses Fortune Telling Cards, c.1910
Rameses Fortune Telling Cards were manufactured by Chas. Goodall & Son Ltd, Camden Works, London, c.1910, around the same time as Rameses The Egyptian Wonderworker, the successful magician illusionist flourished. The cards have fortune-telling interpretations printed at the top and bottom of each card, and are presented in a mock snakeskin box which includes an instruction leaflet explaining how to shuffle and lay out the cards for readings, plus a rough outline of the meaning of each card. The back depicts a double-ended Egyptian scene.
Many fortune-telling packs feature symbolic items on each card, such as clouds, a key, the sun, a coffin, and so on. Standard playing cards have been widely used for fortune-telling and over time the single cards in the pack have acquired certain fortune-telling meanings.