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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Small, notecard sized advertisement. Not sure what it is or the age of it. Makes me think of Alice in Wonderland.

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    1. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 10 years ago
      It's called a trade card circa 1880's-1890's. Just an amusing picture on the front to draw attention, with local advertising on the back. (BTW Stamp collecting has been a hobby since the 1860's.) Pretty nice shape, worth 4-6 bucks.
    2. jlennongrrl jlennongrrl, 10 years ago
      Cool, thanks cocacolakid97!! My father actually got it for me. He has a bad habit of forgetting important dates, and the year he got that he just woke me up and told me he was taking me antiquing for my birthday. We went to this antique store and it was there. Instantly reminded me of Alice in Wonderland, so he bought it. I've loved it since! =)
    3. bev, 10 years ago
      The inspiration for your trade card's illustration might have been Richard Doyle's children's book, Fairyland, which was published for Christmas, 1869. In its lavish illustrations, Doyle creates a world of elves and small enchanted creatures, very like your snail and his riders. The book was hugely popular and could easily have inspired a US trading card a few years later. Your card is lovely!
    4. PostRetro PostRetro, 10 years ago
      Being as it's a stamp vendor, this may be the very first reference to "snail mail"!

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