Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup Postcards

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"Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup" is a very rare set of 12 full-colour postcards issued in Great Britain by an unknown publisher between the First and Second World Wars. It is essentially a series of flash cards or teaching instructions in cup reading.

These British tea leaf postcards were intended to be sent as greetings or distributed at a party, according the the instructions on their wrapper, but they can also be used by fledgling tasseomancers as study cups on the way to learning a basic list of tea leaf symbols.

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This is a page-in-progress. For a small monthly donation, my Patrons will gain exclusive early access this page in its entirety, with 13 high-res graphics and full commentary on each cup-reading, including my explanations of how the readings were derived from traditional tea leaf reading symbols. Patreon subscribers also have access to my Private Patreon Forum, where we can discuss my research projects on the topics of divination, folklore, and magic. After one year, the page will go public.

  • Patreon Date: January 1, 2021.
  • Public Date: January 1, 2022.

Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup! -- Anchor at Bottom, Journey, Leaves at Rim

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Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup! -- Anchor at Bottom, Little Dots

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Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup! -- Anchor at Bottom, Square with Three Dots

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Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup! -- Anchor at Bottom, Square with Dot at Side

Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup! -- Anchor at Rim, Mountain, Three Dots in Line

Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup! -- Mountain, Square with Dot

Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup! -- Heart. Roadway, Dots

Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup! -- Heart, Ring, Leaves at Rim

Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup! -- Ring and Triangle

Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup! -- Cat and Letter

Your Fortune in a Tea-Cup! -- Dog and Three Dots in a Line

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