The embossed Golden Harp has a satin-like sheen like gold foil. The Golden Harp is the main feature of this postcard and is framed by shamrocks in the same shiny gold and also in green. A cameo within a heart portrays a castle on the top left corner. At the bottom, a verse heralds the love of Ireland: "From Erin's Golden Harp, Resounds the silvery strain, Come Back to Erin, and my heart's once home again."
The Harp is a symbol of Ireland and therefore often used on many Saint Patrick’s day postcards and decorations. From the early 1900's, this antique postcard features the harp design that was popular in Ireland from the 17th century until 1922. The modern harps (as on the Flag of Ireland today) no longer depict this artistic shape of a woman on the Pillar.
This is a pretty postcard that remains in Very Good condition and has never been circulated. The top right corner is missing a tiny bit of green and the top left corner is very lightly bumped. No other flaws found. The card is crisp and clean.
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