1908 Raphael Tuck & Sons chromolithograph color photo vintage postcard set of 2 - comic romantic courting girl and beaux. Each one features the same red-haired teenage girl in the same pink dress – flirting with two different men – brothers perhaps?? (They look similar, but each parts his hair on opposite sides!) One is captioned “Sweet and Coy” and the other “Fond Greetings”. She certainly seems to be having a pretty good time playing the field!
Standard-sized (3 1/2" x 5 1/2") divided back postcards are in good condition. The publisher is renown British postcard publisher "Raphael Tuck & Sons” Ltd., and the back displays the Raphael Tuck company name, its designation of “Art Publishers to Their Majesty’s the King and Queen”, and the “By Appointment” British Royal Seal. These Tuck cards are also stamped “Printed in Saxony” (Germany). Both cards also are identified with the designation Post Card Series No. 2006 titled “Love’s Surprise”.
The cards are addressed to different people at the same Brooklyn address, and both bear the same Elizabeth NJ postmark of November 25, 1908. Both have an unusual style of calligraphy used to highlight the addressee names and addresses.
PHOTO NOTE: The photos distort the clarity of the images and sometimes the intensity of the colors. The muted "grainy" look is largely a distortion. The clarity is greater when viewed in person. Minute defects are exaggerated by the scanning process, and some are virtually noticeable when viewed in person.
CONDITION: PLEASE EXAMINE THE PHOTOS CAREFULLY. Standard-sized chromolithograph postcards in generally good condition, but not perfect. No major folds and creases. There is generalized wear on the edges, and spots of surface damage, color loss, and creasing on both. Corners are blunted and/or crushed. Edge tears (if any) have been repaired. The backs are lightly soiled, but the messages, addresses and postmarks are all clear and readable. ALL FLAWS ARE OBVIOUS IN THE PHOTOS.
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