VAMP: the Theda Bara tarot - self published 78 card tarot deck (second edition).

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VAMP: the Theda Bara tarot - self published 78 card tarot deck (second edition).



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The VAMP tarot deck consists of 78 cards at the standard size of 120mm x 70mm printed on high quality 340g black core card stock. This is the second edition. There are still some copies of the limited first edition left; see my other listing.

Each card combines an image of Theda Bara who was a huge star of the silent film era, and the first ‘Vamp’. Each card has it's own specific text that is hand written by me using a nib pen and ink, scanned and then merged with the Theda image to create the card.

All card names and numbers are hand written in a text of my own design inspired by the art deco period.

For the major arcana, the text is taken from ‘The Symbolism of the Tarot’ by PD Ouspensky published in 1913. This book consists of pen pictures describing a journey through the 22 cards of the majors.

For the VAMP majors, snippets of this text can be seen intertwined with the image so that only certain words can be seen, and I have found that depending on the question, different words make themselves apparent to me.

For the minor arcana, the text is taken from the 15th century tarot poetry of Count Matteo Boiardo. He proposed a 78 card tarot deck with the minors being split into suits based on the Four Passions of Fear, Jealousy, Hope and Love. The VAMP tarot deck uses these minors which are well suited to the themes of Theda’s films dealing with such passions and emotions.

This second edition of the deck does not come in a box, but is in a beautiful bespoke satin bag made by the talented Ania M.

The booklet is a hand crafted accordion style book that gives the background and an overview of the deck.

The deck in this second edition is identical to the one in the limited first edition. The differences between the two editions are that the first edition is limited to 200 copies and comes with a handmade box. This second edition is not limited and comes with a satin bag and not a box.



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. 11 Aug, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

So happy I got a copy of this, I thought I had missed out on the first edition, so when the second edition came out I was so excited! It comes well packaged and in a beautiful embroidered bag. The cards are beautiful and I like that it's a unique take on the traditional tarot systems. Fantastic!

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Shelley Carter 06 Nov, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I love everything about this deck. The father daughter collaboration, the artistry of the cards, Theda being celebrated, the adherence to recognized tarot meanings, etc. Beautiful deck, well done!

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Amanda Block 13 Jan, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived promptly and beautifully! I bought this as a gift and the recipient absolutely adores this deck. Many thanks for creating a gorgeous, quality product for advanced readers and Theda fans!

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Joanne Lowe 10 Oct, 2020