SALE I am drawn to beautiful Christmas postcards with children from the early 1900's, and this one published by Kopal in Germany is no exception. This adorable little child who almost looks more French to me than German, is dressed in his mint green coat adorned with lots of lace, green knickers, diamond patterned tights and a low heeled shoe complete with a bow. The child is pretty enough to be a little girl, but I believe it is a little prince of a boy, and I love the curly hair and delicate features! Actually, I'm really unsure whether it is a girl or boy, but this postcard is beautiful. With a handful of holly leaves and berries, there's gold gilding in the background, plus a row of pink and red posies going in the opposite direction. This is most likely an unmarked Clapsaddle postcard...so many of them feature the most wonderful children.
When I looked up Kopal that is marked on the front, I learned that it was the marking for the publishing company and commercial printing firm was owned by Fritz Koch and Dr. Phillip Palm. They produced many calendars, novelties, greeting cards and artist signed postcards in chromolithography. Many of their cards, like this one, were issued just under the name Kopal.
The condition is quite good with only minor wear to the edges, and the subject is just beautiful! I purchased this card along with some others in my shop and those I'm listing, from a dealer in South Florida that always has such wonderful choices to purchase! You won't be disappointed to add this one to your collection, and please take a look at all my others before you check out. I can send several together for the same price as sending one.
I am always happy to combine purchases to save you on shipping, so please be sure to let me know if you are interested in other items I have listed. There is no insurance allowed for mailing postcards anymore, but they will be packed carefully so they don't get bent, and will come with free usps tracking.
Thanks so much for shopping with me, and God Bless You! May we honor Him in all we say and do!
***There is no insurance or tracking for First Class International shipping, so I cannot be responsible for packages once they leave my hands. Also, due to previous issues with non-delivery, etc., I no longer ship to Thailand or Russia.***
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