This handpainted French postcard has a stamp and partial cancellation mark, but the date is not readable. However, I feel confident in saying it is pre-WWI from the early 1900s. It is outstanding on so many fronts: the exceptional painting and the light cream background are wondrously preserved. There's a dark speck at the very top edge, but overall, this card is a zinger! It bears generic happy holiday greetings in French which are lightly embossed in gold leaf. (Usually bonne fete refers to the holy day on the Catholic calender of the birth of the saint whom the recipient is named after.) The card paper has a detailed linen texture. Typical antique postcard size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches.