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What was this deck on Andy Griffith Show?
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 Posted: Wed May 16th, 2012 06:47 pm
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I saw an old rerun of the Andy Griffith Show yesterday, and Barney bought a used fortune telling kit at an auction and was trying it out. It came with a deck of cards that looked like a tarot deck based on the thickness. They never did show the faces. Two cards were mentioned, a "flaming torch" and a "unicorn." It had tartan backs. What deck during that time period had those backs and cards? I can't think of any. :?

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 Posted: Wed May 16th, 2012 06:51 pm
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No clue but this may help :

Episode 142 (141): Three Wishes for Opie (B/W)
Barney buys some fortune-telling paraphrenalia.
Written by: Richard M Powell
Directed by: Howard Morris

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 Posted: Wed May 16th, 2012 07:00 pm
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I am at work with speakers off but here is the screenshot

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 Posted: Wed May 16th, 2012 08:18 pm
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Thanks for all that nicole. :D

According to Wikipedia it originally aired Dec. 21, 1964.

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 Posted: Wed May 16th, 2012 11:15 pm
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I'll betcha it's an IJJ Swiss.

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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2012 01:20 am
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Hey Debra. Good possibility. That's kinda what I was thinking but I wasn't sure if there might have been some deck with a flaming torch and unicorn. They could've just made up that bit for TV. Sounds more arcane than a "club" or a "horse." :cool:

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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2012 01:40 am
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Like this.  The Devil.  Move away from the screen a few feet (or take off your glasses LOL) and squint.


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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2012 01:49 am
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Thanks Debra. I see what you're saying. It's hard to say for sure, but it could definitely be possible. I don't think it can be ruled out at least.

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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2012 02:03 am
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I should go for a walk or something.

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That is definitely an ijj Devil.
Here are two versions of Debra's image distorted to be a bit closer.
I could match it exactly if I tried, but I don't see the need...


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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2012 05:16 am
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Yeah it sure is. Nice detective work all. :ok


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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2012 08:53 am
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I certainly hope everyone watched the whole show. 3 parts, start here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_32fJnrsds

I'd forgotten how much I miss Andy of Mayberry.

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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2012 09:32 am
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There's a visual parallel between the Devil and Barney's posture at 7:02 in the first part. Those Mayberry folks were more sophisticated than they let on.


 I can't figure out how to get a screenshot.

And Barney's reading a book entitled "Psyhic Phenomena"  yep spelled just that way.




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