5 Vintage Dutch Big Top Circus Subscription Collector Card Set in Orig. Envelope: Daredevils, Trained Dogs / Monkeys / Tiger Prints - Mint

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As near as I can make out -- since I don't read Dutch -- this was a set from a subscription service that sent collectors mail-order oversize circus postcards in batches of 5. This group is the first in the series, labeled 'A' through 'E'. Each has explanatory text on the back.

They are all in outstanding condition, with no stains, tears, chips, dog-ears, writing, etc.

Also included is the original labeled glassine envelope, and also the original paper mailing envelope, date-stamped 1957.

The artwork appears to be four prints of paintings and one (the Tiger Tamer) that is paint-over-photograph, or a similar technique. Outstanding images of the animals being loaded onto a train; the circus wagons struggling through a rainstorm; an entertainer and his wide array of trained dogs and monkeys; a female trick rider performing on three horses in a large indoor arena; and a big-cat tamer with a tiger leaping through a fiery hoop held over his head, with a leopard waiting in the background.

European circuses looked like quite a bit of fun.

Dimensions: 5" x 7.5".

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