Schmid Lenormand c.1950


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

According to, this Schmid Lenormand deck was issued in Germany c. 1950 but in a limited edition and never reprinted. It is very rare. Based on the notes accompanying the original deck, they hypothesize that it was a special edition of the deck commemorating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the publishing house.

This is a unique period piece. The Gentleman is casually smoking a cigarette and some of the landscapes behind the symbols are snowy, which you won't find in other antique Lenormands.
You will find it very readable because the pictures of the symbols are uncluttered, and they are utterly charming.

This deck is reproduced from the original deck as-found, except that, like most of my decks, it contains 2 Ladies and 2 Gentleman who can face each other. The cards were used but not abused and the back is original.

The deck is printed on premium card stock that shuffles wonderfully.

Even if you don't buy my cards, 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 Registered Mail to Russia.