SIGNED & SEALED — TOBACCO TAROT by Osvaldo Menegazzi — Limited Edition of 975/1000, 1980 — Il Meneghello — IN SPECIAL METAL CIGARETTE CASE — NEAR MINT
A rare and out-of-print, signed, limited edition of the Tobacco Tarot by the well known Italian tarot artist, Osvaldo Menegazzi, whose original oil paintings are currently being solid in art galleries. Menegazzi's great skill and vast knowledge of art and tarot history is self-taught. From an early age, he created art with a passion that never wavered. He has published many historically important Tarots and has produced thematic decks for friends and colleagues. More recently, he has been focusing his creative energy on intricate, handcrafted decks. This scarce edition is in overall near mint condition. The Tobacco Tarot is a small set of Trumps, each presenting an aspect of the tobacco culture (specifically pipes & cigars) represented by the Major Arcana. It was published in a limited, numbered series in Italy. The paper 'wrap around' inner sleeve that keeps the cards remains intact, looks like a cigar wrapper seal and has an image of a dog and an old Il Meneghello address. The set i
ncludes an Art Deco designed metal cigarette case, sealed tarot cards, instruction pamphlet and signed certificate of authenticity. The tarot cards are all sealed by an antique style tobacco wrapper, preserving its mint condition. The instruction pamphlet has not been opened, and is in mint condition. The metal Art Deco style cigarette case is in near mint condition, with the slightest hint of storage wear on the back. The certificate of authenticity is in mint condition, with Menegazzi's signature and stated limited edition of 975/1000 copies and the date of creation, 1980.