Here are six of eight postcards in Tuck's Set 2 of The Queen's Dolls' House postcards. Each card bears a vignette of historical information about the furniture or room depicted on the front. I can't say if these are from the original set. Verso, two of the cards are tinted differently, so perhaps they were added by the previous owner toward recreating/collecting the full set of eight. If you would like the missing two to complete the set, I'm happy to go on a treasure hunt in your behalf. As it is, the six cards here are in excellent condition. All are unused except one and it bears a most sweet message: "Just to have the pleasure of putting the letters to your name. Many thanks for letter. hope your sunshine has continued. we could spare you some. Not quite so hot since sat. Had a card from D. seems to be having a hot time also. Do hope the photos will turn out well. Love to all. S." The card is addressed to Miss Donaldson in Groomsport, a village in Northern Ireland. No date but from my online research, I found that the few postcards in this series that had actually been mailed were dated 1924 and 1925. This is because these cards were originally produced for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924. (The other set I have available has this notation on the card.) After the exhibition, Tuck's continued to offer the card sets and, now it starts getting complicated because they made a printing error, producing an extra postcard for Set 3, which when the mistake was caught, resulted in Sets 2 and 3 being different than the original exhibition set. (Thanks to Bill Tonkin for this information.) So while I can't be 100 percent positive, based on the condition of the envelope packaging and compared to the other set, I still think these cards are circa 1920s.
Each card is 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
15 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Unique French Postcards for the Serious Collector and Other Delights from France!
Mucha at unbeatable prices, 50% off and more PLUS $5 bargains!!