02.12.2016  CATALOGUE 62

Our new fixed-price catalogue – ALL IN COLOR – will be mailed at the beginning of next week.
In parallel it will also be available on our website to registered customers.

ITS FEATURES: on 68 pages more than 300 decks with many highlights from various collections and related books. All objects are illustrated and described in English.

19.09.2016 CATALOGUE 61

Our new catalogue no. 61 is on its way.
In parallel it will also be available to registered customers on our website tomorrow (Tuesday 20 September) around midday.

Jean Darquenne & Angela Joschko


03.09.2016 CATALOGUE 61

Our new fixed-price catalogue – ALL IN COLOR – will soon be mailed.

ITS FEATURES: on 68 pages 291 decks with many highlights from various collections and related books. All objects are illustrated and described in English.

17.04.2016 NEW CATALOG

Round figures...

The 60th edition of our „CARTORAMA“ catalogue is just in the pipeline. It will be mailed soon with spring greetings from our new place on the sunny Moselle. 60 richly illustrated catalogues in more than 20 years! This is something we can be a bit proud of. And even more so of an exceptional rarity in our new catalogue: a Russian educational game of geography for the youth, published in 1831. Such a deck sold at Sothebys in London in November 2015 for 15.000 pounds – that is circa 19.500 Euro. Ours is still available, even so at a more attractive price and in better condition.

One more rarity: an unique deck with wits and charms from the feather of an unknown artist. He took the numerals of a French deck and filled in ironic scenes in ink and watercolor, which resulted in an exceptional transformed deck. We found it so original that we chose it to decorate the title of catalogue 60.

Besides you will find in our spring catalogue another 285 decks from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. We wish you an enjoyable time leafing through the catalogue.

09.12.2015 CATALOGUE 59

Our new fixed-price catalogue – ALL IN COLOR – has now been mailed.

ITS FEATURES: on 64 pages 274 decks with many highlights from various collections and related books. All objects are illustrated and described in English.

30.11.2015 NEW CATALOGUE

Santa Claus is coming!

It has in its bag our new catalogue no. 59, and it is full of surprises. You will find here for example a rather rare animal tarot that used to be popular in Pushkins time. Ours is seemingly older than all others kept in museums or presented on the internet. How do we know? A hound got us on the track.
And we never had this before: "AMERICA LIBRE" from the time of Simon Bolivar around 1825. A deck celebrating the secession from the Spanish colonial power and the establishment of the „free Republic“ of Columbia. A successful event that gave, after Bolivars Campaña Admirable (Admirable Campaign) in Venezuela, the starting signal for the movements of liberation in South America.
Our Alan Tarot offers an amazing plenty of pictures. It was designed for the shipping company Austrian Lloyd. Blooming Art Nouveau, if ever there was one. Besides our catalogue no. 59 presents a whole lot of original artistical and/or advertising decks, among them James Hodges with some of his rarer decks.
So... Stand aside, please, for Santa Claus! CARTORAMA catalogue no. 59 is coming.

14.09.2015 NEW CATALOGUE

Catalogue 58 will soon be ready!

Our new catalogue no. 58 is now being printed: 68 pp. with more than 300 entries. It will mailed next week. What awaits you? Unusual treasures such as the animal tarot by Max Uffenheimer from 1829! It shows exotic animals with their strange, old-fashioned (German) names such as the Pharaonmaus (Pharaoh Mouse) and the Hundskopf (Dogs Head). Or the double deck of the WCMPC from 1890 - in its original, finely preserved leather case! Early packs from Russia in almost untouched conservation, and also advertising cards in the typically reduced visual language of the nineteenseventies. Among the youngsters we have a weakness for the Redheads from Australia: they stage such a simple everyday thing, the match-box, with great proficiency.

We wish you much fun while rummaging into the amazing world of playing cards.

Jean Darquenne & Angela Joschko

06.03.2015 NEW CATALOG

Coming soon! 
Our new fixed-price catalogue – ALL IN COLOR – will soon be ready: it will be mailed next week. 
In parallel it will also be available on our website. 

ITS FEATURES: over 300 entries on 64 pages with many highlights from various collections and related books. All objects are illustrated IN COLOR and described in English (and in German as well in a separate online PDF document). 

Its price: 
Its price has remained the same: 20 Euro for any destination outside Germany. 
All our customers who have paid the former catalogue will receive the new one – # 54 – straight away. We beg all other interested collectors to send us 20 Euros

Banking details: 
Postbank Frankfurt/M.
IBAN: DE24500100600076773600
Account holder: Jean Darquenne

by US check made out to Jean Darquenne
by French cheque made out to Jean Darquenne
through PayPal (www.paypal.com) to cartorama@cartorama.de

Catalogue subscription: 
Four catalogues cost – by advance payment – 40 Euro, mailing included, to any destination. 

We wish you much fun and serendipity. 
Thank you for your attention. 

14.11.2014 NEW CATALOGUE


It is the first time that Cartorama publishes a Christmas catalogue. It is now being printed and will soon reach you. The idea came up while browsing through our stock. Indeed, we did find advertising decks referring to Christmas, which truly needed to be shifted into focus at long last. When, if not now? And because it fitted together well, we have added nice playing cards on the passage of the seasons. What else can you find in our Christmas catalogue? A rare tarot pack with fables, published by Thieme, Leipzig. Decks by James Hodges. A pack from Stralsund with motifs from the former Dutch colonies Java and Sumatra. And gaming counters in silver. The right reading matter for long winter evenings. We wish you much fun while leafing through our „picture book“!

20.10.2014 Trot Revealed

Thierry DEPAULIS, John McLEOD: Le Tarot révélé. Une histoire du tarot d’après les documents. Musée Suisse du Jeu: La Tour-de-Peilz, 2013. 210x210 mm. 96 pp. with numerous color ill. Adhesive binding, ill. covers.
„Tarot Revealed: a documented history of Tarot“ offers a substantial overview of the changeful life of the pack from its beginnings around the middle of the 15th century until today, not to forget its evolution into a means of divination from circa
1770 on. The book was originally accompanying an exhibition in the Swiss Museum of Games. With an English summary.
US$ 37.00