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Victorian Christmas Card Lot with Birds
A lot of two Victorian Christmas cards from the turn of the century, one hand made and the other manufactured. The first features the crafted countenance of a little boy on the front with hand cut edges. A peek inside reveals a colorful exotic bird along with flowers and the hand written wish "May peace and joy their sunshine lend to thee". The second has an embossed fan and flowers with a touch of glitter, a pink tassel, and saw tooth edges on the side, with the sentiment "With Every Good Wish" printed inside the fan. There are four pages inside, the first offering "Yule Tide Gladness", the middle missives a poem, and the last birds and a butterfly. It is marked "The Art Lithographic Publishing Co., New York", "The Artistic Lithographic Company, London" and "Printed at the Works, Munich", which certainly proves it's been around! The boy card measures 4.25 inches x 3 inches and the fan card 4 5/8 inches x 3 3/8 inches. The boy card is in good condition for its age with a mark on the back from an album, the fan card has foxing and fading on the inside (see pics). Both are on cardstock, with the fan being of heavier weight. Good candidates for crafts, framing or otherwise admiring.
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