The Mary-el 2nd Edition has had a rough start!
In May the new Mary-el 2nd edition started arriving and it quickly became clear that something was wrong. The insert in the box was defective. It allowed the cards to move freely in the box which caused damage to them as they banged around during transport. Also, the black gilding was causing the cards to stick together. When pulled apart it was damaging the edges of the cards. Sales and shipping were suspended until the problem could be addressed.
If you received one of these damaged decks you can contact Schiffer. They are willing to replace them or do whatever is necessary to make sure you get a good deck. You can find all of their contact information on this page: https://www.schifferbooks.com/contact-us.html
I just spoke to Schiffer and got an update on how the problem is going to be fixed. They are reprinting everything. The black edging will be treated differently which should resolve the problems with sticking together. The box insert has been totally redesigned to keep the cards safe during transport.
The projected date for the new decks to come in and start shipping is the first week of July.
Thanks for bearing with us!!
Edited to add:
If anyone would like to send me a message detailing your experiences with this edition or the first edition – an honest review of printing quality,paper quality etc. and maybe even examples of what would be your ideal in cardstock etc. for me to keep on file I would appreciate it. Send them to email@example.com and put Mary-el in the subject. I think that could be very helpful to me in what I push for in future printings. Thanks!