Victorian Christmas Postcards

  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Owner/Dealer: shyjam2
Eleven Victorian Christmas Postcards (5 designs) in series 1889, 1895, 1896, printed in Germany by International Art Publ. Co.; designed by Ellen H. Clapsaddle, embossed; showing children with various objects and containing a poetic Christmas greeting verse. #1 (3 cards, 1885 series): Baby in cradle, boy with stocking and toys. Verse: "May all within your home be gay, Joy be your guest and with you stay." and "You see, there is a Santa Claus." #2 (3 cards, 1889 series): Three children on log with fireplace implements. Verse: "May all your days be happy days, But added blessings fall Upon to-day, that it may be, The brightest of them all." #3 (1 card, 1895 series): Baby and older Boy with basket of holly. Verse: Your Christmas Day kind hearts unite To make it happy, blest and bright." and "Now don't you wish you'd been good?" #4 (3 cards, 1896 series): Boy and girl with hymn books, stool and red chair. Verse: "May Joy march with you on your way, And Fortune be your friend, What better wish on Christmas Day To greet you could I send?" #5 (1 card, 1889 series): Three girls in aprons and bonnets, stirring a large bowl of Christmas pudding. Verse: "Naught to annoy, much to enjoy, My Christmas Wish for thee." For sale individually at $30; $300 for the set of eleven cards.