Yesterday I went to Antwerp where I bought a Waite-Smith deck that was published by a Dutch publisher. I had my mind set to it for some time now, because of the backside of the cards.I couldn't see the entire deck at the store, because it was wrapped in plastic of course. As I came home and unwrapped the cards, I saw the colors where not the same as the Waite-Smith deck in the yellow box I already own. So, now I don't know which one to use. The thing is, I really want a deck that I'm going to use for a longer time (I like decks that look used). It took me a while to be sure which deck this was going to be and I finally decided that it's a Waite-Smith deck. It's just that I don't like the backside of the US version I have. But........I seem too got used to the bright colors already.
What to do?? What to do???
Here are some pics I made of the two decks. Would like to know what you think about it.
The backsides of the cards, don't have to tell you which one is which I guess.Seven of discs. As you can see, the one on the right is much brighter.
Two of Swords. This card shows differences in brightness as well as you can see.
The Dutch publishing company says on their website that they reproduced the authentic colors of the Waite-Smith deck.
The thing I also like is the fact that there is no copyright written on the cards and that they feel like real cards. Almost no lamination. They have a real mate finish to them.
The reason I'm in doubt, is because of the meaning of the colors in the deck. The colors do have great meaning, and I don't want to miss something. But what are the real colors??????? That's the biggest question I guess.......