A collection of six pretty mid-century birthday cards all for Mother dated 1940s to 1950s. A selection from more an 100 cards found in a box under my grandmother’s bed when we sold her home in Baltimore 35 years ago. You decide which is the prettiest. On top of my list would be the puffy satin umbrella with cut-out lace trim dated 1942. It’s a Rust Craft card and measures 6-1/4 by 5 inches. Includes the original hand written envelope. Violets were the flower of the month for my grandmother’s birthday. With more violets inside, this card is dated 1947. Measures 6- 1/4 by 5-1/4 and signed by J.S. Publishing Corp. of New York.
The card with pansies and green glitter is signed in my own childish hand and dates this one 1950's. More pansies inside. Measures 6 by 5 inches and printed by B.A.P. Co. Made in USA. A Forget-Me-Not card signed in 1956 is covered with white and red flowers, which may be rose mallows. Front opening is a cut-out. Measures 5-1/2 by 4-1/2. “Orchids to Mother on her Birthday” is dated 1943. The orchids on the front are frosted with a shiny clear glitter. Signed on the back by WIPCO. This one still carries old glue around the edges on the back where it previously spent time in a scrap book. It is 6 by 4-3/4. The last one is cleverly designed as a book also adorned with orchids. It even has a little ribbon bookmark. Unfortunately the glue holding the bookmark has left a small stain on the inside. It is 6 by 5 inches and distributed by the Pollyanna Line.
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