Here are two "Flags of the Nations" series by British artist William Barribal (1874–1952). Barribal was a London artist, designer and painter. His work appeared on postcards, in magazines, on playing cards and on cigarette cards, too. These are an "Artotype" postcard produced by Valentine & Sons. The Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York notes: "While most of Valentine’s cards were photo based landscapes, they also produced an Artotype series in the early 1900s that reproduced artist drawn illustrations. These were more brightly colored than their typical cards because they were produced through tricolor printing." Brightly colored indeed! The red in the Great Britain card is deep and bold. Even in the dark Germany postcard, there is much contrast with the vivid white. Unused; obviously pre-WWI:) Now, in a postcard album, I think these cards will definitely add to your collection and be quite impressive looking. However, examining them critically, you will see that there are striation marks on the surface. These don't show up in the scans clearly but I've included photos so you can see what I'm talking about. So I've priced them accordingly. 5.5 by 3.5 inches. I also have the United States flag card available; listed here: https://www.rubylane.com/item/274812-8510/Patriotic-Personification-USA-as-Woman-Artist
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