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This embossed postcard features the slogan "Remember Green Erin" on a scroll trimmed in shiny gold. The shiny gold bouquet of shamrocks and the gold of the harp really pop on the green background though the scanner image does not do it justice. The background is made to fade into a lighter green moving from bottom to top . Irish Castle ruins stand against an orange sky of sunrise or sunset. The castle scene cameo is creatively visible through the strings of the golden harp. The Pillar of the harp is a woman (or angel) with wings long enough to create the top of the harp.
In Very Good Condition, there are small areas of the postmark ink on the bottom front and the bottom corners have lost a bit of their green. The other edges are crisp. No creases or tears. The year of the postmark is over the stamp and is somewhat blurred. The postmark appears to be from March 1911.
Samson Brothers was a postcard printer and publisher from 1909 to 1919. On the back, this postcard carries the Samson Brothers mark; SB in a circle. This card was printed in the U.S.A. though many of their postcards were printed in Germany.
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Antique Samson Brothers St. Patrick's Day Postcard Irish Harp "Remember Green Erin"
$5 USD SOLD
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