A full set of Rameses Fortune Telling Playing Cards published by Charles Goodall c.1910 in Camden, London.
The set comprises of 56 cards with one spare blank card and a subject card, instructions and a two-piece box.
The inner box is in good condition with a tear half way down one side. The outer box is missing its ends and is torn down one side. The instructions are torn in two. The cards are in good condition with signs of wear and are slightly concave. All the cards have lovely gilt edges.
These cards are quite rare and as such are highly sought after and more expensive than a normal set of playing cards. They are very interesting having two sides to read from changing the meaning of the reading depending on which side is uppermost when chosen.
The reverse of the cards depict an Egyptian scene hence the name Rameses. Rameses was also an illusionist who practised in London at the turn of the 20th century, going by the name of ‘Rameses the Sensational Wonderworker’, and it is quite possible that the cards were named after him rather than the founding Pharaoh of Egypt.
A fantastic set of rare and collectible fortune telling cards.