Albano-Waite Tarot

[Sun] [2 of Wands] The Albano-Waite deck is a reprint of a deck first published in 1968 by Tarot Productions, Inc. It was created under the direction of Frankie Albano. This deck went out of print in the late 1970s and efforts to locate Frankie Albano have been unsuccessful. It is now back in print, published by U. S. Games. The Albano-Waite Tarot is based on the line drawings of the Rider-Waite, but the colors are rich and vibrant. There are no tints and shadings, just bright expanses of color in many cases. The background colors on the Minor Arcana cards are particularly striking. They include such unusual choices as purple, orange and yellow. Where the Universal Waite is soft and muted, the Albano-Waite is bold and exciting. A side-by-side comparison of a few cards reveals the differences.

Number of
Copyright Publisher Order Code Deck Price Card Back Design
Regular 78
22 major/56 minor
2 3/4"
4 3/4"
1991 U. S. Games AW78-reg $18.00 (US) [back design]
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Miniature 78
22 major/56 minor
1 5/8"
2 3/8"
1987 U. S. Games AW78-mini $12.00 (US) [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): story pictures

Also Included: instruction booklet, 2 title cards

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice,
Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower, Star, Moon,
Sun, Judgement, World

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website
Images - Aeclectic tarot website


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