Talk about a tactile delight! You can't help but want to rub your finger tips across this French Happy New Year postcard. There's the 'fuzzy' fabric and the deeply embossed bakelite* with the added banner bearing the French greeting. The card base is extra thick cardstock and with the decades, it has developed a slight curve. As the photos show, the fabric has pulled away some at the bottom right edges. A few stray threads at the bottom of the fabric and a black scratch mark on the green "grass." I don't think you'll notice that near as much as you'll notice the rich maroon coloring in the wreath of pansies! The card is not postally sent, but it is written on on the back. Likely, it was delivered in an envelope. Please note that I am not a plastics expert, but my online research shows that Bakelite was invented in 1909 and by the 1920s, it was available in a variety of colors. I'm guess-timating that this card dates from the 1920s or '30s, pre-WWII. SIZE: 3.5 BY 5.5 INCHES.
Unique French Postcards for the Serious Collector and Other Delights from France!
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