This real photo postcard series shows silvering on the edges. This set is not in as mint condition as I prefer to offer but the Edwardian girl is darling and that fan is incredible. It has been hand-detailed with paint and gold highlights. Most postcard series were published in even numbers, but this one is an exception, with only 5 cards in the set. As you can see from looking at the corners on the scan of the back side, these cards have been spent most of their life hidden in an album. The signs of age are the result of chemical reactions during the past 113 years! The cards were all mailed to the same person, Mademoiselle Clotilde Martin in 1904, at the Chateau de Trangis near Évreux, France. About an hour and a half drive west of Paris, almost due south of Rouen, the Chateau still stands today and is used to host special galas or family events ... for a mere 640 euros a day! I bet Mlle. Martin paid a lot less:) The divided back of the postcards tells us they were actually printed in 1903 or earlier.
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