This handpainted sachet postcard is the second such antique card that I've ever come across. It is not a scented perfume trading card, but a real postcard that at one time, a century ago, had perfume powder in it. The outside layer with the rose design is, as close as I can describe it, similar to raffia paper. As you can see in the angled photo shot, it is a course, 'wrinkled' thick paper. [The first one I ever got I thought it was a dinner napkin!] This outer layer is intact most all the way around the cardstock except for about 2 inches at the top left corner. I'm assuming someone opened it there to remove the perfumed powder? A small tear away on the left edge is a little further down. But overall, for its age, in fine antique condition. Very shabby chic for the cottage decor look. The card also has metallic gold detailing around the roses and a 3-D "Remembrance" sticker embossed on the front. Verso, a very clear franking shows this sachet post card was mailed June 6, 1906, to Southampton, England. Size: about 5.5 by 3.5 inches.
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