Set of seven Victorian calling cards elegant beautiful calligraphy family names Smith Simmons Hall Star Edwards Hytton
This is the kind of glimpse into the past that really makes you realize how much has changed in 100 years. These elegant calling cards were used for formal introductions and visits, a sign of genteel manners and station in life. Some are plain, some have scalloped edges, others hide the name and still others have sayings. My personal favorite in this group is "Play not with my heart Lest all my Joy depart!"
The calligraphy is exquisite - so ornate and beautiful. My kids were not even taught cursive writing, relying instead on some printing but mostly typing. They measure about 3 3/8" x 1 7/8" and are in quite good condition for their age - colors are bright and edges pretty smooth. There is hand writing in pencil on one of these, see photo 5, it says Emmis F Hendricks, with Elliott underneath. This is on the back of the Wilson card. The Edwards card has some slight discoloration on the back, but for the most part all are in good shape.
You may find other items of interest in my shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RosysCozyCorner, and I have more cards like this is my section called Cards/Artwork/Paper.
Shipping price quoted is for USPS first class mail.
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I am happy to refund the price of an item and the shipping fees if an item is not as I have described. I really make an effort to be as accurate in my descriptions as possible. If an item is lost or damaged in the mail, I will refund the price of the item, but not the shipping fees. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to communicate with me, I think I am pretty reasonable about these things, and will also get back to you quickly.
If you want to return an item that you are not happy with, I only refund if the item has been misrepresented - not for buyers remorse - in which case, I will refund your purchase price minus the shipping fees upon receipt of the merchandise in good condition. The item must be shipped back within one week of delivery.