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I never once thought about how cards came to be what they are. I never noticed the differences in illustrations on the face cards.
I never contemplated if the cards had any historical significance. It turns out that a simple deck of cards has a rich history.
There are meanings behind just about every aspect of them. Some of these are more of a historical fact, while others are speculation.
One thing that is certain is that playing cards are still incredibly popular today. The U. Playing Card Company remains the biggest manufacturer of playing cards in the entire world and sells more than million decks of cards every year.
Most experts agree that the origin of playing cards dates back over years to 9th century China. Those cards offer little resemblance to the cards we know today.
Playing cards officially reached Europe in the late 14 th century. This is the beginning of their evolution into the playing cards we are familiar with today.
These original European playing cards were comprised of four suits; Swords, Staves, Cups, and Coins. The original playing cards were hand-painted and very expensive.
During the 15 th century, printed, woodcut decks began circulating. From here, methods of efficient production made playing cards a much more widespread item.
The cards we use today are heavily based on the French adaptation of playing cards. Though there are alterations to the original French deck, current playing card decks are structured in the same way.
Things like suit symbols and illustrations have changed. Pip count, card values, and the structure of the deck have all remained the same.
You might notice that the ace of spades is structured differently than the rest of the deck. After the success of playing cards, the English Government decided to place a tax on one playing card; the ace of spades.
It was a normal card depicting a plain pip until when it was printed by the tax office with a design showing that tax had been paid.
This official design is the most popular of the decorative designs used by individual makers after The card maker was not allowed to make their own ace of spades.
Forging an ace was a capital offense. From the earliest days of colonization there are even examples of native Americans making their own decks with original suit symbols and designs, evidently having learned card games from the new inhabitants.
Among American manufacturers, a leading name from the early s is Lewis I. Cohen, who even spent four years in England, and began publishing playing cards in In he invented a machine for printing all four colours of the card faces at once, and his successful business eventually became a public company in , under the name the New York Consolidated Card Company.
This company was responsible for introducing and popularizing corner indices to the English pack, to make it easier for players to hold and recognize a poker hand by only fanning the cards slightly.
Another printing company had already printed decks with indices in Saladee's Patent, printed by Samuel Hart , but it was the Consolidated Card Company that patented this design in First known as "squeezers", decks with these indices were not immediately well received.
A competing firm, Andrew Dougherty and Company initially began producing "triplicates", offering an alternative that used miniature card faces on the opposite corners of the cards.
But new territory had been won, and indices eventually became standard, and today it is hard to imagine playing cards without them.
One final innovation that we owe to the United States is the addition of the Jokers. The Joker was initially referred to as "the best bower", which is terminology that originates in the popular trick-taking game of euchre, which was popular in the midth century, and refers to the highest trump card.
It is an innovation from around that designated a trump card that beat both the otherwise highest ranking right bower and left bower.
The word euchre may even be an early ancestor of the word "Joker". A variation of poker around is the first recorded instance of the Joker being used as a wild card.
Besides these changes, America has not contributed any permanent changes to the standard deck of cards, which by this time already enjoyed a long and storied history, and had become more and more standardized.
However the United States has become important in producing playing cards. Besides the above mentioned companies, other well-known names of printers from the late 19th century include Samuel Hart and Co, and Russell and Morgan, the latter eventually becoming today's industry giant: the United States Playing Card Company.
American manufacturers have been printing special purpose packs and highly customized decks of playing cards throughout their history, but the USPCC's Bicycle, Bee, and Tally Ho brands have become playing card icons of their own.
The USPCC has absorbed many other playing card producers over more than a century of dominance, and they are considered an industry leader and printer of choice for many custom decks produced today.
The true history of playing cards is a long and fascinating journey, one that has been enmeshed with many romantic interpretations over time, not all of which have a historical basis.
What will the future hold for the fate of the humble playing card, and what will be the lasting contribution of our own era be to the shape and content of a "standard" deck?
Only time will tell, but meanwhile you can enjoy a modern deck today, knowing that it has striking similarities with the playing cards of 15th century Europe, and that playing cards have been an integral part of life and leisure across the globe for more than years!
Where to get them: Do you want to pick up some historic looking cards from PlayingCardDecks. Start by looking at this contemporary 40 card Spanish deck.
Some wonderful and accurate replicas of American decks from the late 19th century have been produced by Home Run Games with USPCC quality cards, and are all available here, including these: Hart's Saladee's Patent , Triplicate No.
Mauger Centennial , Murphy Varnish , Tally Ho No 9 Alternatively, check out the entire range of vintage playing cards. He loves card games, card magic, cardistry, and card collecting, and has reviewed several hundred boardgames and hundreds of different decks of playing cards.
He is considered an authority on playing cards and has written extensively about their design, history, and function, and has many contacts within the playing card and board game industries.
In his spare time he also volunteers with local youth to teach them the art of cardistry and card magic. In the end of the s a bought a weekly collection that would be offered in newspaper stands from Naipes Heraclio Fournier.
Indeed a great collection. I also like to use a Tarot deck from Marseilles to play some games. Seeing that card must have been a bit of a shock too.
The Ace of Spades is the equivalent of the Ace of Swords in tarot. All Aces are positive cards. They represent the pure energy of their suit.
In this case that is the energy of clear vision, clear thinking and clear communication. Sometimes it will herald a breakthrough in understanding, a new idea, or a sudden realization of the truth.
I think the card is a message of reassurance. That your partner has reached a better place. If they were in pain, then know it's gone.
If they had trouble with communication, then know all is well. And keep looking out for more signs. Question: For playing card Tarot, you shuffle cards then flip through them till you get to a Queen.
Lay it down, then flip through the cards till you come to a seven. Then the card after that is the card you want to lay down.
Is this correct? Answer: Not for me it isn't, but if it works for you, then use that method. All readers have their own way of doing things and I guess that's as good as any.
Personally, I prefer to 'tune in', shuffle a few times, cut the cards, then turn from the top. Answer: Yes, I have another article that lists a number of simple layouts spreads for beginners.
Question: How can you tell if someone is a blonde light skin male or female in tarot? Answer: You can't unless you are a psychic reader. Back in the day, physical characteristics were assigned to certain cards, but it just doesn't work in a non-homogeneous society.
There are simply not enough cards to represent all the different characteristics. That kind of fortune-telling is a bit old hat nowadays.
It's better to know the in-depth personality traits of each court card and use them to identify people. Question: When using playing cards for Tarot, do certain cards have any seasonal value?
Answer: It depends on your personal system. Although I have been reading Tarot for years, I'm still not very good with specific timing.
Question: Is it possible to use both joker cards in a reading? One being used as the upright, and the other the reverse?
Answer: No, because that doubles the chance of the card appearing. You wouldn't do it in tarot. Just mark the card to show if it's reversed.
However, a skilled reader understands that all the cards hold the full spectrum of meaning from positive to negative. They rely on the intuition, the circumstances, the question, and surrounding cards to help them pull out the meaning.
Question: What is the meaning of the red King of Spades - represented as a joker on a bicycle - in tarot? Answer: It's the Joker.
The Fool. The creator of the deck is poking fun at the stern, authoritarian King of Spades. It still means the same as the normal-looking Joker: take a risk, do that thing or, depending on the context, foolishness.
Question: Is there a deck of tarot cards that is visually informative, and at the same time encourages my intuition? Answer: There are lots. The thing is, it that it's all down to personal taste.
So spend some time looking at as many images as possible. You might like the weirdly wonderful Deviant Moon, or the romantic Gilded Tarot.
Most people start off with the Rider-Waite because it has come to be considered the standard it's a good idea to know this one intimately then you can apply your knowledge to almost any other deck.
My newest favorite is the Mystical Tarot, but my workhorse, go-to deck, is the Robin Wood. Question: I want to use one of my Marseille-style tarot decks to learn playing card divination, can I do this and what is the simplest way?
Answer: If you read tarot, you are already doing what is described in the article. Tarot incorporates the suits elements and numbers but also has all that extra symbolism So if you tried to read them like playing cards, you would actually be 'downgrading'.
If you want to read playing cards - get yourself a deck of playing cards. Question: How can I use playing cards to make a particular event occur in a specific time frame?
Answer: In my experience, events have a way of unfolding at exactly the right time. My advice is to relax and trust that everything will happen in its own way.
Trying to force it, or insist on knowing a time frame, is futile. Answer: I guess mostly because of color printing limitations back in the day.
However, some decks use four colors - for playing Bridge for example. Question: While I was walking I saw a playing card lying face down in the snow and it was the King of Clubs.
Could there be a special meaning or message as to why I found this particular card? I'm a Sag.. I'm still in love with my ex.
He hurt me a lot in the past because he drank. He quit drinking. We're still friends, but when I told him I still love him he won't talk.
So could the King of Clubs card be a message to me? Answer: It very likely is a message but it might not be connected to your ex.
It's simply that your mind is so focused on your ex that you are automatically thinking it is to do with him. The King of Clubs is equivalent to the King of Wands in the tarot.
It generally represents someone in a powerful position; someone with authority. They can hinder or help you, depending on the circumstances.
Great question, Wally. Yes they do. Combinations tend to come under intermediate to advanced reading, and usually readers come to it themselves with experience.
I usually take adjacent cards into account when reading tarot. Can't go into it all here, but it's a fascinating aspect. Maybe I should write an article about it?
What do cards mean in combinations? I remember someone once had me shuffel the deck and place cards into three piles the largest closest to me, the cards were then tuned over making 4 rows of 13 and as the cards were spred on the table my friend began to tell me my reading and when a card from the row above touched the card next to it of on the bottom of it, it had a different meaning, as an example when the Ace of spades came into contact with the 9 of clubs I was told it ment change, or death, perhaps death of a situation, or of a relationship; something ending, perhaps a job ect.
Do certain combinations of cards tell a story or have a particular, or special meaning? Most playing card decks are the same whichever way they are dealt, so reversals aren't possible without marking the cards.
However, in tarot reversals can be a bit of a double-edged sword for a new reader. For example, how do you decide what percentage of the deck should be turned?
And wouldn't deliberately turning a portion of the deck be interfering with the fall of the cards? Personally, I prefer to keep the cards upright, but at the same time, I'm aware of the whole range of possible interpretations from negative reversed to positive.
I allow my interpretations to be driven by the other cards, the energy surrounding the question and my own intuition. But queens, on the other hand, have changed with the times, and locations.
In fact, in Spanish decks they were actually supplanted by knights. The ace card supposedly has its roots in political actions.