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Lenormand cards 'Kladderadatsch'

This pack was produced by Frommann & Bünte in Darmstadt, presumably around 1875.
It is a fortune-telling pack according to the scheme that is named after Mademoiselle Lenormand.

The special feature of this pack is that the Aces that should be shown on cards 25, 28, 29 and 31 are missing. On card 28 (where the Ace of Hearts should be) the signet of the satyrical magazine 'Kladderadatsch' is shown. The reason for the missing Aces is that this way the pack was exempt of playing-card tax, as it could not be used for a 'normal' card game.

© Peter Endebrock, 12 Dec. 2013