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Private Message Card

Colourpicture Publishers published this unusual style of  Plastichrome Private Message Card, circa early 1960s. This style seems like a clever idea, but it never became popular. The postcard has a gummed edge and is scored so the message area can … Continue reading

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Love Messages by Mail

The postcard above is titled “I Send My Love by Mail.” It is a Valentine postcard with an illustration by artist Katharine Gassaway, copyright 1906. Katharine Gassaway’s art appeared in books and on postcards by several publishers. This postcard is … 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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