As I’ve stated before I am going through ALL my cards/books/sets to organize everything. I’ve made a few discoveries of decks I’d forgotten I even have, lol. One of these decks is the Palladin playing cards probably dated from the late 70′s. (update Further research after publishing this post I did try a variation of spelling Paladin and came up with Ruby Lane’s website. See below.)
In today’s post I would like to discuss the Palladin playing cards. I did some google power searching to find out more information on this deck and didn’t come up with much except they were designed by Laura Sutherland in 1977. I did locate an ad from the Nov. 1987 edition of Texas monthly magazine on page 218 featuring these cards. See link —–>here. More detailed info Ruby Lane —> here.
I have stored the cards in a plastic 3 ring binder sleeve as they don’t have a box/instructions. I’ve done this with several Cartomancy/Tarot decks and it’s a good way to protect them as well.
I don’t think this deck was used for fortune-telling but you certainly could devise a system based on the images on the cards. With such little information on this deck I’m thinking it had a short run and perhaps not many decks were printed.
I really like this deck with it’s color scheme. Black and white for Spades and Clubs. Black, white and red for Diamonds and Hearts. The images of the deck (52 cards) speak a thousand words.
I admit I am a card collecting addict, lol. How about you?