The Hoi Polloi Tarot was one of the first decks I ever bought, following the disastrous purchase of “Zolar’s Astrological Tarot Fortune Telling Cards”. Until I found the Albano-Waite deck, it was my go-to for most of my studies, as it seemed like every book on the market back then used the Waite-Smith (“Rider-Waite”) as the standard in all of the “Teach Yourself Tarot” books.
I’ve been trying to remember the name for a few decades, pretty much ever since I lost the thing back in the early 1970s – I think my parents may have absconded with it and thrown it out, along with several other things they didn’t approve of ?, but all I could really remember was the big key on the back of the cards.
Today, while looking for something else, this linked page turned up in my search results, and I’m happy to have seen it. It provides a lot of background on the company and the deck. Another deck I can’t afford in the used Tarot market,