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Happy birthday 1 1
Happy birthday 1 1

Embossed Topical Postcard, A Happy Birthday


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For your consideration, we are happy to offer this lovely early 20th Century embossed postcard which offers to recipient Birthday Greetings by an undetermined publisher. A topical postcard is one which does not necessarily feature an actual picture but rather is about a certain topic such as a holiday, or an event (Birthday, in this case). Many topical postcards were produced during the early 20th century by many publishers and in enormous quantities. Most publishers never bothered to even identify themselves nor the artist responsible for the product as in this case. However, they did tend to include a ware number in order to make re-ordering easy for the distributor or store owner. Embossed postcards are produced in several steps. First the card is imprinted with the design and then it is run through a press which slams down a "Boss" (hence the term embossed) which impresses the raised design that is visible as well as felt on the front of the card. The front of this card features a nautical flavor to the Birthday theme by including and Anchor within a central red circle with a "parchment broadside" with the words, "A Happy Birthday" scrolled along it. the "parchment" is suspended from a pole and curls of ribbon hang from it. Only the circle and the "H" in Happy are red. the top of the "B" in Birthday is blue and everything else is shades of brown on a white background. This design is all impressed from the back into the paper to give it a raised appearance. The ware number, "B. 150" appears in the lower left corner. The border is also embossed to give the front a framed appearance. The back is a divided back postcard with no identifying information at all on it. The Stamp box reads, "Place Postage Here -- Domestic One Cent -- Foreign Two Cents". This card was never posted in the mail and is in near mint condition with clean crisp and sharp corners and no writing on it at all. This item would make an excellent Birthday gift as the card IS the gift. It will also look great among your collection of topical postcards, Birthday postcards and embossed postcards.

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