Posted 8 years ago
Yet another card from my Lankester collection of early 20th century postcards. This one is a Christmas card printed in Germany or Saxony for the London based firm R.T. & S. (Raphael Tuck & Sons).
Title: Wishing You A Happy Christmas
Publisher: R.T. & S.: Raphael Tuck & Sons London, Paris, New York.
Publishers To Her Majesty The Queen
Designed at the Studios in England and printed at the fine Art Works in Germany. Copyright."
Size: 11cm x 8cm (4.3" x 3.1")
Materials?: Paper, Ink, Gold lettering.
Description: It is a die cut card, embossed and gilded, very detailed in a baroque manner.
There are some age issues, stains, but looks nice overall.
Content created: The handwritten text is "With Love from Mrs Heriot."
Recipient of letter: Miss Maude Lankester.
R.T. & S.: Raphael Tuck & Sons began the business in October of 1866 at Union Street in Bishopsgate, London. They were a very popular card publisher. They did cards with Louis Wain's cats too! Wow!
If anyone can add any extra details about this card I'd be really happy to read your comments!