Old Gypsy Fortune Cards c. 1940


*Attention* Lenormand decks will now be poker size 2 ½ inches by 3 ½ inches. My printer discontinued bridge size cards.

This is an obscure pack of Lenormand- style cards, the Gypsy Fortune Telling deck that included a sheet of instructions attributed to "Mme Le Normand." Printed on what is described as paste board by collectors, the cards are on a stiff cardboard type stock and was published by the Valmor company of Chicago probably around 1940, judging from the history of the Valmor company and the clothing on the Lady and Gentleman cards.

This deck has 36 cards with most of the symbols we are used to seeing in the Lenormand decks we have come to know and love. But there are differences. This deck includes the Fairy, Shepherd, Safe and a couple other unfamiliar symbols. Playing cards appear on only 32 of the cards, leaving 4 without playing card inserts.

The directions describe the 4x8+4 layout of the GT we are also accustomed to seeing and instructions on reading the near/far method also described in the PL sheet.

Each card has the complete description on its face and, judging from many of the additional cards, they will be the go-to deck for romantic as well as interpersonal relationships.

The cards came without a box but the artist who created wonderful illustrations for Valmor's products was probably the one who had designed a box for them. So I created a title card from elements from some of his unique and distinctive designs. It is unknown who the artist was who did the pen and ink drawings in the cards.

Here is a link to the slide show of all the cards: http://s304.photobucket.com/user/Tag_Jorrit/slideshow/Old%20Gypsy%20Deck

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

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.


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

I use a different printer for ex-USA buyers because the international postage from the US-based printer is extremely high. For international buyers the tarot size cards come in a plain tuck box and Lenormand cards come in a clear plastic box because that printer doesn't offer reasonably priced custom printed boxes. The decks come with a title card you can affix to the boxes, if desired.


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.

I only ship via Registered Mail to Russia.