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Very nice deck, but...
on 14 December 2002
I'd just like to point out that this deck is *not* 'gilded' or metallic in any way -there's no gold leaf or foil or whatever on it. I bought this deck on the basis of one of the other reviews here, which indicated that it was! Needless to say I was a bit peeved when the cards turned out to be just photographic repros of the original Visconti deck - maybe I'm just picky.
Backing is a rather alarming plain red, which makes them look a bit cheap too.
The booklet is a great feature, written by Stuart Kaplan who is a well-known and highly regarded expert in this field.
They are a very good size (roughly 5"x3"ish - presumably full size, tho' I've never seen the originals) which means that you get a good look at all the details. If you're one of those people that likes to whip their cards out at parties and do readings they can be a tad unwieldy.
A reproduction Visconti deck is definitely a must - but being a lover of the flashy things in life I'd have preferred a decent 'back' and some gold leaf.