I LOVE vintage divination decks. The papery feel of cards stained by time, and wrapped with an aura of mystery like a new lover that suddenly has full hold over your body and mind. And now, possessed by new love, you find yourself sneaking away from daily responsibilities just to spend a few hours of delight; basking in the light of an attractive stranger, and wondering who were the ones caressing this wonderful obsession before it was yours.
Yes, this is how I feel about a vintage carta mundi deck I received this week. Supposedly from 1900, it came without a box or booklet. The colors are faded with time and stained in many places. The backs are a mesh of blue and red lines.
According to the seller, it is a Lenormand produces by Ets. Brepols S.A. of Turnhout, Belgium. The cards are dated sometime c.1900-1916.