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Victorian Original 11 Visiting Cards Calling Cards Boy Birds Hands Various Styles Lot 5

American vintage

  • $ 1800

An antique set of 10 original Victorian era calling cards or visiting cards. They were given by ladies to introduce themselves and to leave when visiting a home. They were also used as enclosures with gifts. Lot number 5.

Every fashionable lady had their own, and many used the Language Of Flowers to leave a message. They have various type faces, decorations and styles. We acquired these with a large lot of Victoria ephemera, and were told they had originally been in a scrapbook or visitor's album but had been removed years ago. 

The calling cards or visiting cards are in very good used, antique condition with a bit of wear and marks of having mounted on the back. Calling cards are very difficult to find now, and are a window on an elegant and gracious age past.


type: calling cards, visiting cards, name cards, gift cards

date: 1880-1900

country:  USA, Germany

size: most are 3.5 inches by 1.75 inches

designs: flowers, mottoes, birds, scripture

material: paper, cardstock

color: white/pink/blue/green

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