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Posted 1 year ago

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vetraio50
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The acronym B.B. can be Bad Boy, Brigitte Bardot, blunderbuss2 (too) and in postcards it’s Birn Brothers – a London based firm...It seems that all B. B. L0ndon’s cards are a part of a set usually of four/six, or more. This one is marked “B.B. London. Series No. H. 3.”

Title: (Glamour Girl/Lady)
Artist: Angelo Asti?
Publisher: B.B. London: Birn Brothers. This chromolithographic card was manufactured in Germany.
Year: c1920
Size: 14.1cm x 9cm (5½" x 3½")
Description: colour card with a Glamour Girl used for a Christmas message.
“B.B. London. Series No. H. 3.” is printed at the bottom left hand side of the reverse of the card.

Content created
The handwritten text is dated “Xmas 1920. Wishing you a Merry
Xmas & Happy New Year from Marcia Allsopp.

Recipient of letter
Miss Maude Lankester

Materials:Paper, Ink,
Associated data:
B B LONDON - Birn Brothers were a London, England publisher from c1905. They did embossed cards, teddy bears, crested views, angels, alphabet series and “Asti women”.

The Asti women are cards created by Angel Asti (1847-1903) an Italian who is credited with introducing the “glamour postcard”. His work for some manufacturers is signed “A. Asti”. According to net sources he also worked for Birn Brothers but his cards are not signed. There are examples on the net from a series H. 1. that are attributed to Asti. I have not yet found any other examples from the H. 3. Series.

Look at those eyes!

If you can fill me in with any other information on this card or about Angelo Asti I'd be very grateful!

Comments

  1. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Oh! I do love this one!...she is beautiful!...;-)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks inky!
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    shes very very beautiful and love the postcard very very much and the color is great:)
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks kerry10456 and mustangT.

    Thanks for that too Tony. It is almost illegible but it must be that!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks SEAN! That red is amazing, no?
  6. inky inky, 1 year ago
    The word before (year) looks to me to look like 'new'... would the word before that would it be ...happy?
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Thanks inky. I'll add it!
  8. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Ooops! sorry vetraio!.. I hadn't read mustangtony's comment...:-/
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    your very welcome Kevin :) that red is stunning:)
  10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    Almost as nice as BB2. Stop right now! I'm not calling for votes.
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    You've got my vote, BB2!
    I'm editing now!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Amber!
  13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    Thanks for the single digit ballot vetraio50. I'm sure it won't get to 2 digits.
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    I wouldn't be 2 hasty!
  15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    I'm never hasty. I don't even have a pulse before 9: AM.
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Priceless!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Amber and petey too!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks mikelV!
  19. TheRoper TheRoper, 1 year ago
    The calligraphy of the early XX c is great!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    I agree mate! A different time, different flow! I love how the ink just bleeds into the card with a light outline too. Proper fountain pens. Handwriting styles have changed immensely. I'm sure it's the same in Bulgaria?
    Thanks again to TheRoper!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks walksoftly!
  22. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    She's a oldie but a goodie
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks everyone! Don, Zowie, smiata, Manikin, Phil, walksoftly and charcoal Charlie too!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks TedStraub!
  25. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 1 year ago
    1920...The year my dear Mom was born. Love the artwork on these old postcards !!!!!! BTW Dec 23rd
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Hedge! My Dad was born the year before. These cards are almost antiques in the traditional sense.
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Hedgewalker, SarahHoff and Claudia too!
  28. TheRoper TheRoper, 1 year ago
    @ vetraio50 on handwriting styles: Sure, I'll check my lockers; I got ready pics of some old recipes - especially for you :)
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks ttomtucker and officialfuel too!
    Thanks to theRoper as well!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks gargoylecollector and Ozmarty!
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Deanteaks and tombraider too!
  32. NicoleJerelen NicoleJerelen, 12 months ago
    Beautiful!
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Many thanks NICOLEJERELEN!
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Many thanks AGRAM!
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Many thanks BRATJDD too!
  36. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
    Vet what happened to your profile photo ? You turned colors . Being a Nurse I assure you being that pink you need a DR :-) Interesting Photo :-) xo
  37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN for the medical advice and thanks too FREIHEIT AND VANSKYOCK24.

    THINK PINK!
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S9dqJRyk0YM&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DS9dqJRyk0YM

  38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks SINDER!
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks ZZEPPELIN & BRATJDD!
  41. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 months ago
    Merry Christmas vetraio.
  42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks OZMARTY 'n ANTIQUEROSE!

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