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Victorian Greeting Cards Die Cut 4 Cards Hidden Message Figural I Am Your Captive Christmas

American vintage

  • $ 000

This a set of 4 original Victorian era calling cards or visiting cards. The cards were used as gift cards, greeting cards, gift enclosures, message cards. 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.

Boy In Christmas stocking figural die cut...Christmas Greetings,  figural boy 4.5 inches high

Hidden message calling card...die cut fan with motto O Keep Me In The Memory lifts to reveal person's name, hidden message card 3.25 inches by 1.75 inches

Merriest Greetings with Poinsettia embossed card, 2.8 inches by 1.6 inches

I Am Your Captive...lovers poem message card, 2.8 inches by 1.6 inches

They 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.

They can be used in all sorts of fill your own calling card basket, as a source of ideas for artwork and many other things.

type: gift cards, greeting cards, gift enclosures, message cards

date: 1880-1900

designs: figural die cut, hands, hidden message, poem

material: paper, cardstock