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by Ruby Lane

New Year's Postcards

The early 1900’s were a stunning time for post cards! Post cards were sent for every holiday and New Year’s was a popular one. These cards are worthy of bring framed as artwork in themselves. Here is a round up of some of our favorites from Ruby Lane.

Embossed German Postcard Boy with Broom New Year's Greetings

Embossed German Postcard Boy with Broom New Year’s Greetings

The French script underneath the attached fabric flower says

The French script underneath the attached fabric flower says “Sincere wishes for the new year.”

This is a cute vintage postcard of a young girl, dressed in pink and holding a rose. She has her arm around her large St. Bernard dog. Below them in raised gold lettering is

This is a cute vintage postcard of a young girl, dressed in pink and holding a rose. She has her arm around her large St. Bernard dog. Below them in raised gold lettering is “Bonne Annee”, French for Happy New Year.

This is a lovely vintage embossed postcard that says

This is a lovely vintage embossed postcard that says “A Happy New Year to You.” It shows a young girl holding flowers and money. The money is falling out of her bag.

Antique European New Year's card, published by B.R.W.I. 2776-4. Depicting little boy, with ladder and two dogs, in winter scenery.

Antique European New Year’s card, published by B.R.W.I. 2776-4. Depicting little boy, with ladder and two dogs, in winter scenery.

“Happy New Year (1906)

Charming New Years Postcard with Fly Agaric and Dwarf

Charming New Years Postcard with Fly Agaric and Dwarf

c1912 heavily embossed bas-relief textured off-white postcard – featuring large appliqué flowers, silk-screened red and pink pastel flower colors, a silk-screened purple clock base with golden clock-face and pendulum, and the greeting “A Happy New Year”.

c1912 heavily embossed bas-relief textured off-white postcard – featuring large appliqué flowers, silk-screened red and pink pastel flower colors, a silk-screened purple clock base with golden clock-face and pendulum, and the greeting “A Happy New Year”.

Antique European New year's card, published by B.K.W.I., 4500-1. Use of added gold. Delightful New Year's motif.

Antique European New year’s card, published by B.K.W.I., 4500-1. Use of added gold. Delightful New Year’s motif.

A fabulous postcard by the Italian sculpture and artist Domenico Mastroianni for the new year of 1910. Although unsigned this is one of the fantastic clay sculptures created by Mastroianni, here depicting the passing of the old year 1909 by Father Time to the beautiful semi nude young maiden representing the dawning of the new year. The whole scene complimented by the rising sun of the new year and a winged cherub flying overhead. A marvellous card in Mastroianni's typical flamboyant style and here brought to life with subtle colour tinting. Standard size card postally used on new years eve 1909 and published by ELD.

A fabulous postcard by the Italian sculpture and artist Domenico Mastroianni for the new year of 1910. Although unsigned this is one of the fantastic clay sculptures created by Mastroianni, here depicting the passing of the old year 1909 by Father Time to the beautiful semi nude young maiden representing the dawning of the new year. The whole scene complimented by the rising sun of the new year and a winged cherub flying overhead. A marvellous card in Mastroianni’s typical flamboyant style and here brought to life with subtle colour tinting. Standard size card postally used on new years eve 1909 and published by ELD.

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