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 Posted: Sat Jan 12th, 2008 04:03 pm
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These are my two Tarock decks which I include because one of the reasons I bought them was for the pips.

I am quite fascinated by renditions of the Clubs symbol. I always assumed that this trefoil was a shamrock, but one reference I saw said it was taken from the Rue plant, which grows all over Europe and particularly in Italy. This made sense to me, although I doubt historical documentation exists to explain the shape at all.

So when I scan, I always use clubs and a red suit for comparison. I love it when a designer plays around with suit symbols or indices on pips, and the Tarot Philatelique is a great example of this.

I'm also including card backs in scans because so many collectors find those interesting as well.

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