Cheery Pansy Birthday Greeting 1908 Embossed Postcard Copyright by Henry Seigel

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This fantastic postcard front has a small area that says Copyright 1908 By Henry Seigel. The sentiment says: Birthday Greetings.

The embossed leaf background and framed edging make this postcard so pretty. The purple and pink pansies are lovely.

This card belonged to my Great Grandmother. I have oodles of cards that I'm posting on etsy, so continue to check my shoppe often! They are all from the time period of 1908 to 1915. This one has a penciled message on the back. It was never posted. It was written to my Great Grandfather John. It was likely used as a birthday card that was given by hand at a get-together, or used as a calling card.

Grandma kept everything, including this old newspaper clipping (not included in sale) about One Cent to ship postcards to most destinations via the postal service. Mail was the most inexpensive way to let your friends and family know you were well and pass on additional news like a birth in the family! Postcards were very popular communication during the early 1900's! And why not make it pretty, too?!.....Postcards came in a lovely variety of beauty! Just imagine how exciting it would be to receive such a pretty postcard in the mail now and then! (See full newspaper clipping by clicking on the photo of the clipping in this listing. Click on it again to enlarge!)

This postcard is in excellent condition. It was very likely more than a penny card, as most of the picture postcards were at the time.

A horizontal designed card with a divided back has an area for correspondence and the address. (Click on any of my photos for a close-up).

Amazing quality for something over a century old. What a charming postcard from 1908! A must-have for a collector or postcards, or someone who would like to use this card for altered art, or supplies! This card is a gem!

Postal Use: Not stamped or posted.

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
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