15 Cards Magicians & Illusionists Cigarette cards Insert Set-Allen & Ginter-2017 - Magicians & Illusionists Cigarette cards Insert Set-Allen & Ginter-2017
Magicians & Illusionists Cigarette cards Insert Set-Allen & Ginter-2017
This is new set of Cigarette Trade Cards, that have just been issued this year, 2017, by Topps. They are a newly produced set of Cigarette Cards, as if they were done by Allen and Ginter in the early 1900s, all done in the early style of these cards. There are 15 cards in the complete set, with an image of the magician on the front, and text on the back. The complete set of 15 contains the following:
Pamela Colman Smith
Arthur Edward Waite
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin
P. T. Selbit
William Ellsworth Robinson
Thomas Nelson Downs
John Nevil Maskelyne
John Henry Anderson
Most are known magicians, with the first three a bit different:
Gérard Anaclet Vincent Encausse (July 13, 1865 – 25 October 1916), whose esoteric pseudonym was Papus, was the Spanish-born French physician, hypnotist, and popularizer of occultism, who founded the modern Martinist Order.
Pamela Colman Smith (16 February 1878 – 18 September 1951), also nicknamed Pixie, was a British artist, illustrator, writer and occultist. She is best known for illustrating the Waite-Smith deck of divinatory tarot cards (also called the Rider-Waite or the Rider-Waite-Smith deck) for Arthur Edward Waite.
Arthur Edward Waite (2 October 1857 – 19 May 1942), commonly known as A. E. Waite, was an American-born British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer R. A. Gilbert described him, "Waite's name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultism—viewed as a spiritual tradition rather than as aspects of proto-science or as the pathology of religion."
SIZE: Each card is 1 1/2 by 2 3/4 inches, printed on two sides.
COND: All in otherwise Mint Condition.
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