c1907 Christmas Greeting antique postcard - classic images of Christmas angel handing Christmas toys to a little girl - with an evergreen Christmas tree, simply decorated with lighted candles and beads, in the background. Features brilliant color chromolithography, heavily embossed and accented with bright gold, and a simple "Merry Christmas" message, is in wonderful condition. This exquisite card is far more beautiful in person than it appears in the photo!!
Heavily embossed postcard features exceptionally rich shiny gold accents, trim & lettering on a matte finish. The box of toys is solid shiny gold as is the lettering of the Christmas greeting. The little girl's dress, the angel's wings, the stars on the wall, and the candlelight glowing on the tree are all accented by, or trimmed with, the same shiny gold.
The publisher is a mystery - there are no marks on this card other than the number "650" on the lower right margin - but this is clearly of the quality usually seen with German postcard publishers of the era. Message hand-written in ink is either in Polish or Czech. Card is addressed to a Brooklyn, New York address. Postmarked from P___r, New Jersey on December 23, 1907. PHOTO NOTE: The BRIGHT SHINY GOLD accents do not show-up well in this photo. Photos also distort the clarity of the images and sometimes the intensity of the colors. The muted "grainy" look is a distortion. The colors are more vivid and the clarity greater when viewed in person. Minute defects are exaggerated by the scanning process, and many are barely noticeable when viewed in person.
CONDITION: Exquisite color and gold accents. Standard-sized postcard in wonderful condition - unusual for a used postcard of this age. NO folds or creases. Slight wear on the corners. Very slight diagonal crease in the lower right corner. What flaws there are, are more noticeable in the photos than in person. Exceptionally clean. Very little age discoloration on the back. ALL FLAWS ARE OBVIOUS IN THE PHOTOS.
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