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Feliz Año Nuevo

I originally bought this postcard because of the greeting in Spanish and just recently started examining it more closely. The first thing I noticed was that it has a Cuban stamp and was mailed from Cuba to the U.S. with … Continue reading

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Poissons d’Avril — April Fool

These are  old French postcards for April 1, April Fools Day. The postcards usually include the words 1er Avril (April 1st) or Poissons d’Avril (April Fool). Other words on these cards often relate to expressions of love. Sometimes the cards … Continue reading

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Greetings for Easter and April 1

This old French postcard has greetings for both Easter and April 1. The left side of the card has the words Joyeuses Pâques (Happy Easter) and an Easter egg. The right side has the words Premier Avril (First of April) … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day — March 8

March 8 is International Women’s Day. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political … Continue reading

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Postcards by Wood-Block Printer T. Tokuriki

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These are wood block printed postcards published by Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-1999). Tokuriki was both a print maker and a teacher. He is known mainly for his non-postcard prints. I have not been able to find much information specifically about these … Continue reading

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С новым годом — Soviet New Year Postcard

This is a Soviet New Year postcard published in 1961 by the publishing house “Soviet Artist” Moscow (изд-ва “советский художник” Москва). The artists are V. Arbekov  and G. Renkov who also designed other Soviet New Year cards. New Year postcards … Continue reading

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Heureux Noel Embroidery

Embroidered silk postcards like this were popular around the time of World War I.  “Christmas 1921” is written on the back of this card. Heureux Noel means Happy Christmas in French. The embroidery on this type of card was machine … Continue reading

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