The large embossed image of the "The Harp of Erin" is a shiny gold that reflects the light though the scanner doesn't pick up that quality. The Harp is a symbol of Ireland and therefore often used on many Saint Patrick’s day postcards, souvenirs, 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 particular woman has wings that act as the neck and the harmonic curve.
The card is in Very Good (very Near Excellent) Condition. It has never been mailed and only carries a short note and a date of 1911 in pencil on the reverse. The card also features a large emerald green shamrock and a top hat that maybe a leprechaun dropped along his way. Golden embossed shamrocks frame the card.
The bottom edge and both bottom corners have been bumped and reveal small areas of white on inspection. The card is otherwise crisp and clean!
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