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This postcard was printed in Germany by Meissner & Buch* as part of the "From the Rococo Period" series. The frame has metallic gold detailing. Below I've shared some history of the company but I can sum it up for you in one word: quality. "They would print their first postcard around 1897. They became known for their high quality postcards of women, children, greetings, and views and they fetched higher prices than most cards." This postcard with the undivided back dates its printing to 1897-1903 and its condition more than 100+ years later testifies to Meissner & Buch's well-earned reputation. A few errant specks, album corner impressions, but overall: astounding! Virtually no surface wear. This beauty deserves to be matted and framed! Typical antique postcard size of about 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
* From the Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York: "This firm began in 1861 when Julius August Meissner partnered with August Buch to take over the lithography business of C.L. Bartsch & Co. that had been established in 1852. Meissner’s son, Julius Fredrich joined the firm two years later and became a partner in 1866 when his father died. He became sole proprietor after Buch left, and took many steps to modernize the company during the 1870’s. In 1885 he opened an office in London and later expanded to Berlin, Italy, France, Belgium, and New York. They were now primarily in the business of exporting Christmas cards but in 1888 they also entered the art publishing business. Their art posters and prints seem to have been sold from the Anderson Nexo Print Shop. They would print their first postcard around 1897. They became known for their high quality postcards of women, children, greetings, and views and they fetched higher prices than most cards. They became a major producer of postcards up until World War One."
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Rococo Beauty with Roses in her Hair Unused Pre-1904 Meissner & Buch Postcard
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