The Gypsy Fortune telling cards. 1897
Very strange set this. the cards are obviously the Nile Fortune telling cards, Hochman FT 11, but the box tells us they are "The Gypsy" Fortune telling cards. That they belong in this box is certain as the card stuck on the back is the Sphinx design of the Nile decks.My guess is they they were sold and distributed under license from the USPCC by W Foulsham of Fleet st London - the name on the box? The set is complete with the Life card and instructions, which are also titled "The Gypsy Fortune Cards". They are in wonderful condition with much of the gilt edging remaining. A curious pack indeed.