Postcards in Category Four Leaf Clovers

two boys sit on gigantic purple Easter egg, girl sits right with exaggerated 4 leaf clover, other eggs on grass
two boys sit on gigantic purple Easter egg, girl sits right with exaggerated 4 leaf clover, other eggs on grass
Set Title
EASTER POST CARDS unnumbered narrow white borders, children's Easter fantasies
Set Comment

u/b, embossed, 3 backs (2 styles of set title), come PRINTED IN GERMANY, come rarely with completely plain backs, greeting overprints in gilt

Card Comment

A HAPPY EASTER TO YOU or TO WISH YOU A HAPPY EASTER

Estimate
$4.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
A HAPPY EASTER two white rabbits sit in blue egg, garlands of lilies-of -the-valley 704
A HAPPY EASTER  two white rabbits sit in blue egg, garlands of lilies-of -the-valley
Set Title
EASTER POST CARDS white rabbits
Set Comment

embossed, minute differences in typesetting occur on back, silver card titles, PRINTED IN SAXONY

Estimate
$4.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
A HAPPY EASTER rabbit on ladder paints giant Easter egg, two more rabbits left 125
A HAPPY EASTER rabbit on ladder paints giant Easter egg, two more rabbits left
Set Title
EASTER rabbit fantasy, green background
Set Comment

gilt embossed, CHROMOGRAPHED IN SAXONY, green background & clover

Card Comment

same basic image comes unnumbered with u/b Easter rabbit fantasy

Estimate
$4.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
title NEW YEAR GREETINGS inside forget- me-not heart, clover left 702
title NEW YEAR GREETINGS inside forget- me-not heart, clover left
Set Title
floral Christmas & New Year Greetings
Set Comment

CELLULOID OAK, PRODUCED IN BERLIN, heavily embossed, gilt card titles

Estimate
$5.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
THE OPTIMIST A MASCOT blue background 8792-A
THE OPTIMIST A MASCOT blue background
Set Title
FUMS UP!
Set Comment

OILETTE, PRINTED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, COPYRIGHT LONDON, same images FUMS UP! THAT'S ME! 8792 & 3223 THE LUXURY TAX
note: Kewpie dolls were extremely popular and the images were used widely as mascots and in advertising across the United States

Artist
in the style of Rose O'Neill's Kewpie dolls)
Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
THE OPTIMIST A MASCOT white background 8792-B
THE OPTIMIST A MASCOT white background
Set Title
FUMS UP!
Set Comment

OILETTE, PRINTED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, COPYRIGHT LONDON, same images FUMS UP! THAT'S ME! 8792 & 3223 THE LUXURY TAX
note: Kewpie dolls were extremely popular and the images were used widely as mascots and in advertising across the United States

Card Comment

Queen Concort Mary (wife of King George V) accepted it.

Artist
in the style of Rose O'Neill's Kewpie dolls)
Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR, THE OPTIMIST, A MASCOT faces front eyes look left 3703-N
FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR,  THE OPTIMIST,  A MASCOT   faces front eyes look left
Set Title
FUMS UP! THAT'S ME! Christmas or New Year
Set Comment

OILETTE, PRINTED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM or PRINTED IN ENGLAND, COPYRIGHT LONDON
note: Kewpie dolls were extremely popular. The images were used widely as mascots and in advertising across the United States dating from their origin in Rose O'Neill's comic strip in 1909, through the 1990's.

Artist
in the style of Rose O'Neill's Kewpie dolls)
Estimate
$15.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
A MASCOT calendar for all twelve months of 1916 printed on front 8825-C
A MASCOT calendar for all twelve months of 1916 printed on front
Set Title
FUMS UP! THAT'S ME! THE OPTIMIST FOR 1916
Set Comment

OILETTE
note: Kewpie dolls were extremely popular and the images were used widely as mascots and in advertising across the United States

Card Comment

same image w/o calendar 8792 C

Artist
in the style of Rose O'Neill's Kewpie dolls)
Estimate
$30.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS blue forget-me-nuts & clover 3351
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS  blue forget-me-nuts & clover
Set Title
general greetings floral, CELLULOID
Set Comment

HANDPAINTED CELLULOID, PRODUCED IN BERLIN

Estimate
$10.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS or A BRIGHT AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY green 4 leaf clovers, blue forget-me-nots, church and trees behind 6965
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS or A BRIGHT AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY  green 4 leaf clovers, blue forget-me-nots, church and trees behind
Set Title
general greetings floral, rural inserts
Set Comment

CHROMOGRAPHED IN SAXONY, embossed, gilt card titles

Estimate
$3.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
EASTER GREETINGS or A BRIGHT AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS green 4 leaf clovers ,violets 6965
EASTER GREETINGS or A BRIGHT AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS  green  4 leaf clovers ,violets
Set Title
general greetings floral, rural inserts
Set Comment

CHROMOGRAPHED IN SAXONY, embossed, gilt card titles

Estimate
$3.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
WITH BEST EASTER WISHES or A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU green 4 leaf clovers, red dog-roses, cottage behind 6965
WITH BEST EASTER WISHES or A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU  green 4 leaf clovers, red dog-roses, cottage behind
Set Title
general greetings floral, rural inserts
Set Comment

CHROMOGRAPHED IN SAXONY, embossed, gilt card titles

Estimate
$3.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
young woman holds tray of flowers above her head, four pigs around 2583
young woman holds tray of flowers above her head, four pigs around
Set Title
Glamour studies (J.S.), art nouveau, Happy-go-lucky in Catalogue
Set Comment

CONTINENTAL, u/b, M. M. VIENNA (M. Munk), listed as Happy-go-lucky in 1904 POSTCARD Catalogue

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
FORGET ME NOT cupid pulls along sailing ship full of forget-me-nots 200
FORGET ME NOT cupid pulls along sailing ship full of forget-me-nots
Set Title
GOLDEN GREETINGS, VALENTINE
Set Comment

gilt, embossed, CHROMOGRAPHED IN PRUSSIA

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
THOUGHTS OF YOU cupid in pink with shovel on shoulder & basket of forget-me-nots 200
THOUGHTS OF YOU cupid in pink with shovel on shoulder & basket of forget-me-nots
Set Title
GOLDEN GREETINGS, VALENTINE
Set Comment

gilt, embossed, CHROMOGRAPHED IN PRUSSIA

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
TO MY SWEETHEART cupid sits on grass reading, 2 white doves right, forget-me-nots around 200
TO MY SWEETHEART cupid sits on grass reading, 2 white doves right, forget-me-nots around
Set Title
GOLDEN GREETINGS, VALENTINE
Set Comment

gilt, embossed, CHROMOGRAPHED IN PRUSSIA

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
TO MY VALENTINE cupid in red looks at fancy cake, dove 200
TO MY VALENTINE  cupid in red looks at fancy cake, dove
Set Title
GOLDEN GREETINGS, VALENTINE
Set Comment

gilt, embossed, CHROMOGRAPHED IN PRUSSIA

Card Comment

same image or VALENTINE GREETINGS

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
VALENTINE GREETINGS cupid in blue/green looks through large horseshoe 200
VALENTINE GREETINGS cupid in blue/green looks through large horseshoe
Set Title
GOLDEN GREETINGS, VALENTINE
Set Comment

gilt, embossed, CHROMOGRAPHED IN PRUSSIA

Card Comment

same image WITH LOVE

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
VALENTINE GREETINGS cupid in red looks at fancy cake, dove 200
VALENTINE GREETINGS  cupid in red looks at fancy cake, dove
Set Title
GOLDEN GREETINGS, VALENTINE
Set Comment

gilt, embossed, CHROMOGRAPHED IN PRUSSIA

Card Comment

same image TO MY VALENTINE

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
WITH LOVE cupid in blue/green looks through large horseshoe 200
WITH LOVE cupid in blue/green looks through large horseshoe
Set Title
GOLDEN GREETINGS, VALENTINE
Set Comment

gilt, embossed, CHROMOGRAPHED IN PRUSSIA

Card Comment

same image VALENTINE GREETINGS

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
WITH LOVE girl cupid in blue opens gilt heart-shaped box 200
WITH LOVE  girl cupid in blue opens gilt heart-shaped box
Set Title
GOLDEN GREETINGS, VALENTINE
Set Comment

gilt, embossed, CHROMOGRAPHED IN PRUSSIA

Card Comment

same image TO MY VALENTINE

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
AFFECTION'S OFFERING two hands clasped in pink rose heart with clover 201
AFFECTION'S OFFERING  two hands clasped in pink rose heart with clover
Set Title
GOLDEN HEARTS
Set Comment

VALENTINE, gilt, embossed, CHROMOGRAPHED IN PRUSSIA

Estimate
$5.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
THOUGHTS OF YOU two hands clasped in blue forget-me-not heart with clover 201
THOUGHTS OF YOU  two hands clasped in blue forget-me-not heart with clover
Set Title
GOLDEN HEARTS
Set Comment

VALENTINE, gilt, embossed, CHROMOGRAPHED IN PRUSSIA

Estimate
$5.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
GOOD LUCK actress faces in horseshoe 5582
GOOD LUCK  actress faces in horseshoe
Set Title
GOOD LUCK
Set Comment

GLOSSO, come with sepia or black finish, come with PRINTED IN ENGLAND

Card Comment

comes opt. in gilt BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

Estimate
$4.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
"NOT ONLY FOR TO-DAY, BUT FOR ALL TIME MAY GOOD BECHANCE THEE." 2769
"NOT ONLY FOR TO-DAY, BUT FOR ALL TIME MAY GOOD BECHANCE THEE."
Set Title
GOOD LUCK couples in horseshoe, 4 leaf clovers
Set Comment

PRINTED IN SAXONY

Card Comment

comes with HAPPY NEW YEAR blue clock-face

Artist
F. EARL CHRISTY
Estimate
$15.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
BONNE FETES girl stands facing right carrying pot of 3 & 4 leaf clovers, ornate design round title 837
BONNE FETES girl stands facing right carrying pot of 3 & 4 leaf clovers, ornate design round title
Set Title
greetings
Set Comment

UN MOT A LA POSTE, (DEPOSE), suffix P, embossed,

Card Comment

UN MOT A LA POSTE, (DEPOSE), suffix P, embossed / bonne fetes is french for happy holiday

Estimate
$10.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
white bird flies left with forget-me-nots, green & gilt seals either side 189
white bird flies left with forget-me-nots, green & gilt seals either side
Set Title
greetings with birds
Set Comment

u/b, gilt embossed

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
girl holds on with difficulty to wind-blown umbrella in snow, spilt basket with mushrooms, horseshoe lower right 938
girl holds on with difficulty to wind-blown umbrella in snow, spilt basket with mushrooms, horseshoe lower right
Set Title
GUT BESCHIRMT good luck, protection, German
Set Comment

OILETTE, 2 backs, come with & w/o card titles, same image, English back, OILETTE 8703 MERRY WINTER

Artist
WALLY FIAL. (Wally Fialkowska)
Estimate
$30.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
girl offers champagne bottle to snowman, umbrella, basket of mushrooms & clover front right 938
girl offers champagne bottle to snowman, umbrella, basket of mushrooms & clover front right
Set Title
GUT BESCHIRMT good luck, protection, German
Set Comment

OILETTE, 2 backs, come with & w/o card titles, same image, English back, OILETTE 8703 MERRY WINTER

Artist
WALLY FIAL. (Wally Fialkowska)
Estimate
$30.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
boy in light blue starred harlequin suit rides champagne bottle & attempts to catch some in glass 997
boy in light blue starred harlequin suit rides champagne bottle & attempts to catch some in glass
Set Title
HARLEKIN BEIM SEKT harlequin children in the champagne
Set Comment

OILETTE, NACH ORIGINALEN VON ED. RECKZIEGEL.

Artist
E. RECKZIEGEL
Estimate
$25.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
boy in white harlequin suit attemps to stop champagne escaping from opening champagne bottle with both hands 997
boy in white harlequin suit attemps to stop champagne escaping from opening champagne bottle with both hands
Set Title
HARLEKIN BEIM SEKT harlequin children in the champagne
Set Comment

OILETTE, NACH ORIGINALEN VON ED. RECKZIEGEL.

Card Comment

comes opt. in black GELUKKIG NIEUWJAHR

Artist
E. RECKZIEGEL
Estimate
$25.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
boy in white harlequin suit holds tight watching champagne escaping from opening champagne bottle 997
boy in white harlequin suit holds tight watching champagne escaping from opening champagne bottle
Set Title
HARLEKIN BEIM SEKT harlequin children in the champagne
Set Comment

OILETTE, NACH ORIGINALEN VON ED. RECKZIEGEL.

Card Comment

comes opt. in black SRDECNE PRANI K NOVEMU ROKU

Artist
E. RECKZIEGEL
Estimate
$25.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
baby sits on hourglass JANUARY 1 placard lower right 605
baby sits on hourglass JANUARY 1 placard lower right
Set Title
JOLLY YEARS
Set Comment

gilt embossed, NEW YEAR, come A HAPPY NEW YEAR front, come with or w/o DESIGN COPYRIGHTED BY RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS CO "LTD" (front), Artist clearly identified by Peter Cope using signed cards produced by Valentine's

Artist
M. Bowley (unsigned)
Estimate
$15.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
three easter eggs each with clover tied to them with gilt ribbon 672
three easter eggs each with clover tied to them with gilt ribbon
Set Title
JOYEUSES PAQUES, Easter
Set Comment

gilt embossed, UN MOT A LA POSTE (DEPOSE)

Estimate
$10.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
two young chimney-sweeps kneel before pretty woman standing behind & offer trays of flowers 223
two young chimney-sweeps kneel before pretty woman standing behind & offer trays of flowers
Set Title
le petit ramoneur (1904 list) little chimney sweep
Set Comment

u/b, grey, come hand-coloured, green International backs, SBW in 3 leaf clover, UN MOT A LA POSTE, (DEPOSE)

Estimate
$30.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
two young chimney-sweeps , one on either side of pretty woman standing carrying flowers 223
two young chimney-sweeps , one on either side of pretty woman standing carrying flowers
Set Title
le petit ramoneur (1904 list) little chimney sweep
Set Comment

u/b, grey, come hand-coloured, green International backs, SBW in 3 leaf clover, UN MOT A LA POSTE, (DEPOSE)

Card Comment

comes opt. in gilt BONNE ANNEE

Estimate
$30.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
VALENTINE GREETINGS inset of girl in primrose edged heart, green ribbons lead down to cupid 20
VALENTINE GREETINGS  inset of girl in primrose edged heart, green ribbons lead down to cupid
Set Title
LITTLE LOVERS, VALENTINE
Set Comment

embossed, PRINTED IN SAXONY, comes covered with filigree WW1

Artist
F. Brundage (unsigned)
Estimate
$20.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
TO MY HEART'S LOVE cupids above & below gilt heart bordered by primroses & three pansies 109
TO MY HEART'S LOVE  cupids above & below gilt heart bordered by primroses & three pansies
Set Title
LOVE'S PASTIMES valentine
Set Comment

heavily embossed, 2 backs, PRINTED IN SAXONY, come with grey or purple borders

Artist
J. Johnson (unsigned)
Estimate
$15.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
TO MY VALENTINE two cupids in green ride red heart through heart shaped insert of yellow flowers 109
TO MY VALENTINE  two cupids in green ride red heart through heart shaped insert of yellow flowers
Set Title
LOVE'S PASTIMES valentine
Set Comment

heavily embossed, 2 backs, PRINTED IN SAXONY, come with grey or purple borders

Artist
J. Johnson (unsigned)
Estimate
$15.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
pig sits at table playing cards with orangutang, fox & sheep, 3 & 4 leaf clovers 10-03
pig sits at table playing cards with orangutang, fox & sheep, 3 & 4 leaf clovers
Set Title
lucky pigs & clovers
Set Comment

u/b

Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
black shoe with big gold pattern on front, containing 4 leaf clovers and forget-me-nots 6857
black shoe with big gold pattern on front, containing 4 leaf clovers and forget-me-nots
Set Title
Lucky shoes
Set Comment

gilt embossed, ART, CHROMOGRAPHED IN BERLIN (in stamp box), set title LUCKY SHOES inscribed on packet but not on cards, same images BIRTHDAY 4500 & 4501 & CHRISTMAS or NEW YEAR 8266

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
light brown shoe containing 4 leaf clovers 6857
light brown shoe containing 4 leaf clovers
Set Title
Lucky shoes
Set Comment

gilt embossed, ART, CHROMOGRAPHED IN BERLIN (in stamp box), set title LUCKY SHOES inscribed on packet but not on cards, same images BIRTHDAY 4500 & 4501 & CHRISTMAS or NEW YEAR 8266

Card Comment

comes opt. in brown LOVING BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
pink slipper with furry trim, containing 4 leaf clovers 6857
pink slipper with furry trim, containing 4 leaf clovers
Set Title
Lucky shoes
Set Comment

gilt embossed, ART, CHROMOGRAPHED IN BERLIN (in stamp box), set title LUCKY SHOES inscribed on packet but not on cards, same images BIRTHDAY 4500 & 4501 & CHRISTMAS or NEW YEAR 8266

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
red slipper with fancy pattern on front, containing 4 leaf clovers 6857
red slipper with fancy pattern on front, containing 4 leaf clovers
Set Title
Lucky shoes
Set Comment

gilt embossed, ART, CHROMOGRAPHED IN BERLIN (in stamp box), set title LUCKY SHOES inscribed on packet but not on cards, same images BIRTHDAY 4500 & 4501 & CHRISTMAS or NEW YEAR 8266

Card Comment

comes opt. in brown MANY HAPPY RETURNS

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
red slipper with pattern on left, containing 4 leaf clovers 6857
red slipper with pattern on left, containing  4 leaf clovers
Set Title
Lucky shoes
Set Comment

gilt embossed, ART, CHROMOGRAPHED IN BERLIN (in stamp box), set title LUCKY SHOES inscribed on packet but not on cards, same images BIRTHDAY 4500 & 4501 & CHRISTMAS or NEW YEAR 8266

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
white shoe containing 4 leaf clovers and forget-me-nots 6857
white shoe containing  4 leaf clovers and forget-me-nots
Set Title
Lucky shoes
Set Comment

gilt embossed, ART, CHROMOGRAPHED IN BERLIN (in stamp box), set title LUCKY SHOES inscribed on packet but not on cards, same images BIRTHDAY 4500 & 4501 & CHRISTMAS or NEW YEAR 8266

Card Comment

comes opt. in brown LOVING BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

Estimate
$8.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
inset of child's head facing partly right looking front set in gilt horseshoes & 4 leaf clover 919-P
inset of child's head facing partly right looking front set in gilt horseshoes & 4 leaf clover
Set Title
MEILEURS VOEUX photographic circular insets of children set in gilt or silver design, ribbons appliqued
Set Comment

gilt & silver embossed, UN MOT A LA POSTE, (DEPOSE), suffix P, heavy stock, imitation leather background

Estimate
$20.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
inset of child's head looking & facing front, set in silver ornamentation, silver horseshoes & 4 leaf clover, ribbon applique 919-P
inset of child's head looking & facing front, set in silver ornamentation, silver horseshoes &  4 leaf clover, ribbon applique
Set Title
MEILEURS VOEUX photographic circular insets of children set in gilt or silver design, ribbons appliqued
Set Comment

gilt & silver embossed, UN MOT A LA POSTE, (DEPOSE), suffix P, heavy stock, imitation leather background

Estimate
$20.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
girl curtsies in front of fantasy champagne bottle 2569
girl curtsies in front of fantasy champagne bottle
Set Title
Merry Hearts , art nouveau
Set Comment

CONNOISSEUR, u/b, PRODUCED IN VIENNA, listed in 1904 POSTCARD Catalogue

Artist
T. FASCHE
Estimate
$12.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
fallen child, champagne bottle, umbrella 8703
fallen child, champagne bottle, umbrella
Set Title
MERRY WINTER
Set Comment

OILETTE, PRINTED IN GERMANY, same image, German back OILETTE 938 GUT BESCHIRMT

Card Comment

come opt. in red A HAPPY CHRISTMAS or CHRISTMAS GREETINGS verse

Artist
WALL FIAL. (Wally Fialkowska)
Estimate
$25.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal