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Topic: 1971 Rider-Waite Tarot
Message: Posted by: shakuni (Dec 1, 2018 07:09AM)
Can anyone please confirm that the Rider-Waite Tarot printed in 1971 by USPCC were un-laminated? Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Dec 1, 2018 09:43AM)
I'm not sure if any tarot deck has ever been laminated (at least not as I understand the word). It would make it quite difficult for shuffling and use.

Maybe you mean "plastic-coated?" This process in which plastic is lightly sprayed over the surfaces of each card help reduce wear and keeps cards somewhat cleaner, while maintaining the right amount of stiffness for normal use.
Message: Posted by: shakuni (Dec 1, 2018 10:31PM)
Hi Sir, yes, that is what I mean. Is there a non plastic-coated version of Rider-Waite Tarot?
Message: Posted by: mindmagic (Dec 2, 2018 04:45AM)
The Sheridan-Douglas Tarot is laminated ...
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Dec 2, 2018 11:42AM)
I do know there was a Rider-Waite-Smith deck that was meant to be colored by the user. As such, it wouldn't be plastic-coated (at least not on the faces). I don't know if it's still printed, but you might be able to find a copy if your diligent.

Also, search for "Color your own Tarot" and you should find a variety of other decks that you can use.
Message: Posted by: Schaff (Dec 2, 2018 12:00PM)
The riders from US game systems have some of the thinnest coating, and take tea and shoe polish easily. Also— a lot of the NEW rider waites right now seem to say
copyright 1971, so make sure you are actually getting what you expect.
Message: Posted by: scottishpiper51 (Dec 2, 2018 01:46PM)
I second Schaff’s recommendation and caveat.

There are a couple of questions I have, the answers to which may help me help you:

1. What is the reason you are seeking uncoated cards?

2. Must the cards be of the RWS type?
Message: Posted by: Schaff (Dec 2, 2018 09:36PM)
It probably doesn’t matter, but traditionally, the ones you color yourself were to only be used to give readings to yourself. I don't know what you are going to do, but more experienced sitters might know this too.
Message: Posted by: aligator (Dec 3, 2018 02:47PM)
Try this: