Posting vignettes based on great postcards found in my mail box and elsewhere.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Vintage Christmas

This embossed "Raphael Tuck & Sons "Wonderful White Winter"" Post Card is labeled number 513 in a series. The reverse side also says "ART PUBLISHERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING AND QUEEN," and has an emblem with a lion and a unicorn. The card is divided for address and message, so it probably dates to the Divided Back Era (March 1, 1907 to 1915), sometimes known as the Golden Age of post cards. (I will add an image of the back when I get my scanner operational.)

I love this card. It reminds me of an old water color painting. Though it belongs to series called, "Wonderful White Winter," their isn't one little drift of white snow. The scene seems to be in either a warm climate or a different season. My guess is a different season altogether in that the trees are abundant with leaves.

As with many cards in my collection, I do not have a clue where or how this card came into my collection. For all I know it is a Christmas miracle.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog. I loved your writing on the Arizona Monument. My husband and I have visited it and it is very moving.
    Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing your collection. Diane