Madam Morrow's Fortune Telling Cards c.1886

$32.00

These cards are named for a disreputable psychic who told fortunes in New York in the late 1850s. She had a very colorful life, and was arrested many times for defrauding her clients. Since Madam Morrow's name was well known the publishers decided to link her name to these the Lenormand cards that were enjoying widespread popularity in Europe.

The cards are elegantly detailed line drawings with playing card inserts. The directions that accompany this deck are identical to the Philippe LeNormand page that accompanied all the Lenormand decks through the 1950s, and perhaps beyond.

The difference was the introduction on the instruction booklet that reads,

"Madam Morrow, whose name is so well known, well merited her success as a fortune-teller. Whether this success must be attributed to the fact she was the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, such persons always possessing it is said rare powers of divination, or to her being a close student of the methods of the great Madam Lenormand who foretold the grandure of Napoleon I. and his empire, as well as the downfall of many of the nobility of France, is a question we are unable to decide."

The copyright date on the instruction page is 1886.

The originals came with a plain pale blue back. This restoration carries a lovely back design from the 1800s.

This deck is poker size and is printed on premium card stock that feels wonderful in hand.

Card size: 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"

Be sure to check out the original Philippe Le Normand instruction sheet in the 'Info' column on the right side of the screen. Right click on the image and select "view image" so you can print it.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:

Delivery can take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. Please be patient.

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To keep down the shipping costs, I send the cards via regular mail. If you want upgraded service, contact me I can let you know what the additional charge will be. If the postal system in your country is questionable, you may want to invest in registered mail which is signed for each time it passes through someone's hands and almost guaranteed that your package will arrive safely.

I have had only 2 packages go missing, and I refunded the purchase price including shipping. Since it's not my fault when a package goes missing I WILL NOT take responsibility anymore, but I also don't want to raise shipping for everyone. The 2 places where the packages went missing were India and Brazil. UPDATE: I just had one go missing in Ukraine.