This is one of two antique Raphael Tuck postcards that I have in this rare artistic series. The other one features a lady in green and is listed here: http://www.rubylane.com/item/274812-7829/Pierrette-Green-Gold-Hand-Detailing-French This card is doing double duty as an advertisement for the Chicoree Arlatte company, "the premiere French brand" of coffee. This series is hard to find and especially rare in such unused mint condition. The undivided back tells us it was printed in 1903 or earlier. For color accuracy, view the direct scan and you'll see the lady is wearing a dark red gown. It looks lighter in the photos when I held it at an angle to showcase all that gold detailing. This card is simply superlative in every way. Size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
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