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Post and Trade Cards
It was not my intention to include a card collection and it is not very large.
But, when at a fair and nothing specific to be found, I sometimes look into the Christmas cards, and when one takes my fancy, I cannot resist it. Recognize the feeling !!!
First are listed logo's and signatures found on the cards and I have added some links to informative sites.

Publisher's or Printer's marks

Le Carnet de cartophil Belge - Belgian postcards collection and straight to the publisher/printer logo's page.
Metropolitan Postcard Club
The Postcard Album (TPA)

Help needed in identifying artist signatures and many of the logo's below.

(AMB or MAB)

(AC star)

Aristophot
(Leipzig & London)

Albrecht & Meister,
Berlin-Reinickendorf


Druck und Verlag von
B. Dondorf G.M.B.H.
Frankfurt am Main

Berlin-Neuroder
Kunstanstalten
   

D'HOBEL
   

Schlesinger, 1
Berlin

Schlesinger, 2
Berlin

Schlesinger, 3
Berlin
 

E. A. Schwerdtfeger,
Berlin

E. A. Schwerdtfeger,
Berlin

E. A. Schwerdtfeger,
Berlin (on photograph)
 

Gérard Blanchart
Brussels


(GGR)

GM
Milano-Dep.

(GMD or GPM ?)
GM Milano ?

Haering & Co., München

Verlag Hermann Wolff
Berlin
 
 

(impr. en Belgique)

K.F.
Editeurs, Paris
(Seine)
Künzli Frères

L. Langebartels,
Berlin-Char.

Maybe Leo of Pradot
(Paris)

Moriz & Barschall

(MK)
 


Nels (Edward)
Brussels, Belgium;
in 1913
taken over by Thill

 

Paul Finkenrath 1

Paul Finkenrath 2

Paul Finkenrath 3

Ross Bromsilber
Vertriebs- Gesellschaft,
Berlin
 

O. Schaefer & Scheibe,
Nachf.

(SB)

Dr. Trenkler Co.
(1904-1914)
Leipzig, Saxony
 

(VKVK)
 

(W)

See next

W. Hagelberg AG, Berlin?
See : The Postcard Album


Illustrated
Post Card Co
(New York)

Name artist ?

Name artist ?

Name artist ?
               
Cards
Where possible, mentioned or readable, date has been given.

Schlesinger, 3
M.S.I.B. 13538 - 1908

Paul Finkenrath 3
No. 6481 Relief No. 6484 Brillant-1909


O. Schaefer & Scheibe, Nachf.
No. 7498 - 1903

(SB) 2127 - 1913 (Postman, no Santa)


(W) 1911


19??


Made in Germany

(GGR) No.255 Printed in Germany - 1911

Moriz & Barscha,
sent 1911

sent 1905


Aristophot,
3382/1 Printed in Saxony, photo card

Maybe Leo of Pradot (Paris),
Fabrication Française, sent 1922

(AMB) No.1594 Dessin 2, sent 1910

(AMB) No.1594 Dessin 4, sent 1910

(AMB) No. 1594 Dessin 6, sent 1910

Schlesinger 1, Berlin, M.S.I.B. 14106

Christmas series No. 18

(A.& M.B.) N°219, sent 1903

Trade card, 10,8 x 16,5cm, signed "RM"?
 

Trade card, "GRANDE MAISON BLANC 72 & 74, Longue Rue Portre-aux-Vaches, ANVERS" with text at the back

907/1 IMPRIME EN FRANCE - REPRODUCTION INTERDITE

I think printed in the U.S.A.

Moriz & Barschall, sent 1909

(V.K.), VIENNE 5208, sent 1931

2365/2, sent 1950

Box made of Christmas cards and the one used for the lid is the same as the previous card.

?


Sent 1913 or 1915


(M.S.I.B.) Serie 300


Celluloid, "COPYRIGHT ???? SANDERS, N.Y.", sent 1909

Sent 1905

Sent 1904

Folded card with honeycomb tree; notice the WW1 German soldier

Noël 1882, "Mission d'une éléve de la Ste Famille"

Noël 1883, "Les visites de Jésus"

Serie 276, signed R. Kratke of Kra?k?

Xmas 1883 Jan 1884

Serie 200 No. 1557,
sent 1902

Paul Finkenrath 2,
Décembre, Serie 3213, sent 192?

Trade card, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 326


Sent 1905

E. A. Schwerdtfeger, sent 1905

Schlesinger 2, M.S.I.B. 13642

570III

Sent 1918

Sent 1891, small size


MADE IN U.S.A. SERIES 739 B,
sent 1922
   

Greeting or trade card with the same children and tree
as the next trade card; with a Christmas verse;
no date, not sent

Trade card,
Firma Bühler & Bösche, Stein-Straße  43, Hamburg
(Shop for silk goods, dress materials, etc.)
, date 1895

Trade card, Parasolerie Rouennaise
"Chromolith. A. Gombert et Soeur, Halluin (Nord)";
1890-1918, France

Trade card, Parasolerie Rouennaise
"Chromolith. A. Gombert et Soeur, Halluin (Nord)"
1890-1918, France


Trade card, Chocolat Guérin-Boutron, 7 x 17cm,
72 Dessins transparents à voir à la lumière N°17, Edité pour la Maison Guérin-Boutron
Variation on hold to light, but here the card must be held very close to a bright light for the toy images to appear

Trade card, 13,5 x 20cm,
Edwd Ridley & Sons, New York;
artist and publisher unreadable
 

(AMB) No. 15860 Dessin 6, 18?
   
Below a few photo cards, interesting because they show the decoration and often toys used in that period

Ross Bromsilber 2703/1

Ross Bromsilber 2703/2

Ross Bromsilber 2703/, sent 19??

Ross Bromsilber 2703/5

Ross Bromsilber 2703/6, sent 1911

L. Langebartels, 804/2, sent 1913

L. Langebartels, 804/4, sent 1912

Berlin-Neuroder 33260/2

(Roto) 6332

(LWA) 36/1

E. A. Schwerdtfeger, 1, 1716,

Dr. Trenkler Co., 2013 10099

(AW) Serie 139/6. Printed in Germany,
sent 1909


E. A. Schwerdtfeger 09493/6,
published in London, printed in Berlin;
sent 1916 Postes Militaires

A.& M.B. N° 587, sent ??08


(SP) 2112

(MK and VKVK) 323-6,
"Umělecké dopisnice akad"
Artist:.K. Šímůnka ? (Czech), sent 1922
   

Fold-out cards and pull-out cards (name?): Maybe not all Christmas cards, but lovely anyway


Fold-out card; although Winter scene, it has a label "Pensez à moi";
on the back is written "Souvenir de Georges à l'occasion de mon 11me anniversaire 49?? 1885"

Pull-out card. Text "Mes Félicitations".
Could be for a birth

Fold-out Christmas card with nativity scene; text: on the cover "Souvenir",
above the nativity "Gloire à Dieu dans le Ciel, paix sur la terre, aux hommes et bonne volonté"
 

Pull-out/fold-out Christmas card; inside is a label with "Heureux Noël" and on the back "Bonne Fête"
 

Albrecht & Meister (Amag) 60762/4, sent 1913

Serie 410, highlighted with glitter, sent 1904

Series "Our prinses" publ. by Cote D'Or, fourth series,
Castle of Laeken, Christmas 1937, apparantly published in two different versions, numbered 3 and 24

 

K.F (éditeur Paris, Seine)
. series 01923, sent 1912?

Printed in Germany, 1612

Printed in Germany, 1611

MADE IN U.S.A. SERIES 989 C

MADE IN U.S.A. SERIES 989 D

3377., Sent 1914


(SB) 2169 H, Printed in Germany, sent 1910


E. A. Schwerdtfeger, Import, hold-to-light

E. A. Schwerdtfeger, Printed in Germany

1056, sent 1926, inlaid eyes

Trade card?; no information

Title "SUBURBAN", RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS LONDON, publisher.

Title "NIAGARA BY MOONLIGHT", RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS LONDON, publisher.

SER. 7164, sent 1909

Schlesinger 2 , sent 1907

Sent 1903

Schlesinger, sent 1912

Angels with fluffy material, sent 1903

SER.101

Printed in Germany, sent 1916

Schlesinger 2, S M.S.I.B., sent 1901?

Sent 1901

Sent 1908

Sent 1906

Sent 1907

W. Hagelberg AG, Berlin?, sent 1907
     

E. A. Schwerdtfeger, sent 1907

Maria and Christ Child in white metal

Schlesinger 2 , sent 1910

Import, 1260, sent 19??

Sent 19??

Schlesinger 2, sent 1910

Celluloid ?, Dresden stars, scrap

Celluloid ?, plastic ?, light blue ribbon,

(JC), Imprimé en Belgique

L.Klement Frankfurt a/M. 936,
signed Leop.Bode, sent 1900

(GMD possibly early GM Milano-Dep.?), Imprimé en Italie, Produzione Italiana, Printed in Italy,
pop-up nativity crèche, sent 24/12/1929

E. A. Schwerdtfeger, Printed in Germany, sent 1910,

Nels, Ern. Thill, Brussel, Trade card "Huis PARENTANI" for nativity figures, sent 1949
The nativity series below are all highlighted with white and mica (?) glitter, e.g. the roof of the stable, in the landscape, ...;
besides the "Stampado in Italia" also "Imprimé en Italie" and "Printed in Italy". Nos. 3 and 7 are missing, so I presume it is a series of 8. Not very old, but rather attractive with the extra decoration.

GM Milano-Dep., 2901/01
STAMPADO IN ITALIA

GM Milano-Dep., 2901/02
STAMPADO IN ITALIA

GM Milano-Dep., 2901/04
STAMPADO IN ITALIA

GM Milano-Dep., 2901/05
STAMPADO IN ITALIA

GM Milano-Dep., 2901/06
STAMPADO IN ITALIA

GM Milano-Dep., 2901/08
STAMPADO IN ITALIA
   
On the six cards below some of the important figures are cut-outs and attached to the card separately with a small strip of white cardboard sothat they stand out. Highlights with silver glitter. Each has the logo "J.D.A Paris Marque Déposée", all the same ref. no. "616" and "Imprimé en France".
A few other postcards of this publisher or printer in this collection have the same cut-outs technique.

Cut-out: two angels


Cut-out: angel on donkey and Santa


Cut-out: only two (!!) wise men;
no trace of 3d one missing


Cut-out: the tree children and the tree

Cut-out: child with sleigh and child with lam

Cut-out: three shepherds and lams

Another "J.D.A Paris Marque Déposée" cut-out postcard, series 588, Imprimé en France;
highlighted with silver glitter, now turned dark grey;
two children staring in awe at the face in the three while a third one is running away


Cut-out from postcard, gold and silver paper, glitter

HACO 410, signed Fabig-Distling (Lieselotte)

(J.D.A Paris Marque Déposée), 639, IMPRIMÉ EN FRANCE
some glitter and again nativity is cut-out

(J.D.A Paris Marque Déposée), 639, IMPRIMÉ EN FRANCE
some glitter and again nativity is cut-out

Signed Mieke Van Doorne, Imprimé en Belgique-Gedrukt in België

Signed Mieke Van Doorne, Imprimé en Belgique-Gedrukt in België

Signed Pauli Ebner, (AR) N°2481 DRUCK U. VERLAG VON B. DONDORF G.M.B.H. FRANKFURT A. M., sent 1930

Signed Pauli Ebner, (AGB), sent 194?

Signed Pauli Ebner,
(BD=Druck und Verlag von
B. Dondorf G.M.B.H. Frankfurt am Main)
N° 2454
sent 1928

Signed Pauli Ebner, (ACB) No.1012
sent 193?

Signed P.EBNER
M.M.VIENNE M. MUNK.
Deposé, Nr. 695, PRINTED IN AUSTRIA

Alabaster Serie 6053 Import
signed Hannes Petersen, sent 1937

(HWB=Verlag Hermann Wolff Berlin)

Signed J. Gouppy, sent 19??

Signed J. Gouppy, sent 19??

(GBB), signed J. Gouppy

(GBB), signed J. Gouppy

(GBB), signed J. Gouppy

P.C.5 BOUASSE-JEUNE ET CIE
IMPRIMÉ EN FRANCE

signed Gaston Maréchaux

Watercolor or woodblock print, signed J. Gouppy; ca 20,5 x 28,5cm;
full height of the sheet is 30cm and the spare space has been blacked-out,
maybe to hide print, but I cannot see any
 

PHOBEL, Copyright PHOBEL Brux. signed G. Biron

N° 1704 PRINTED IN BELGIUM-COPYRIGHT BY (AFF) signed James Pennyless

N° 1706 PRINTED IN BELGIUM-COPYRIGHT BY (AFF) signed James Pennyless

N° 1709 PRINTED IN BELGIUM-COPYRIGHT BY (AFF) signed James Pennyless

No references and Unsigned
   

Fold card with nativity scene; marked at the back "54 x 38 MADE IN U.S.A." and a red "B"; not sent, probably of the 1950s

Series 3G - Fr. Van Immerseel. Vlaamse Kerstfolklore (Flemisch Christmas folklore). Publisher "HET RAD", Berchem-Antwerpen. Each signed FVI (Frans Van Immerseel)
From left to right: Nr. 1 - Nr. 2 - Nr. 3 - Nr. 4


Nativity Linocut print, signed (?), dated (19)'49

Folded card, "NOËL 1943", signed "LVD", and L.K.D., publisher logo GBB;
probably card for the soldiers at the front from Cardinal Van Roey and Bishops from Liège, Ghent, Bruges, Tournai and Namur


Selfmade Christmas card by a prisoner, cel 73,
dated 1945, a
monogram below left

Christmas card drawing by the belgian artist Germaine Hagemans (1897-1985). Text on the card:
"Folka": it seems that people with this family name come from the USA and Canada
"Hopital Molière
Air Force
1er Décembre 44"
Germaine Hagemans"

There is a hospital with this name in 1190 Forest, Brussels

On the right: "Grand Wishes w/o Folka G.A."

Inside is a double sheet probably for text, all bound together with a ribbon with the Belgian tricolor (red-yellow-black).

On the back is pencilled "VX=" :

Card, also drawing by the belgian artist Germaine Hagemans (1897-1985). Text on the card:
"Thanks a million Glenn Falco.... 24/10/44 Brussels"
signature "Germaine Hagemans"

Inside is also a double sheet for text, all bound together with a ribbon with the Belgian tricolor (red-yellow-black).

On the back is pencilled "VX=" :

Below a series of 1950s Christmas cards, marked "Made in U.S.A.". Some have additionally "Prize Card" and "Christmas Star". They were a present from a lovely lady, Kathy.

Christmas cards still to be folded, showing outsides and insides

Christmas cards still with their original envelopes.
 
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Now some small cards, some folded, maybe sometimes used as gift cards. Width, folded, are between 7,5 x 11cm and ...

(b déposé) 1019
IMPRIMÈ EN ITALIE PRINTED IN ITALY

(b déposé) 1020
IMPRIMÈ EN ITALIE PRINTED IN ITALY

Embossed decoration, Christmas poem
"Christmas Joys" inside, Made in Germany


Birn Bros., Litd., London.
British Manufacture
.

Made in Britain

Made in France N° 2700 Bouasse-Jeune (publisher)

Small booklet with 3 double sheets, printed r/v, plus cover; publisher BOUASSE LEBEL. N° 1180; inscription "A ma chère Mère, Noël 1901, Jules"

More pages of the above booklet

Single card, but the crèche is a cut-out and attached with a small paper strip to the card separately;
highlighted with glitter; unmarked; next one of the same series.

Single card, but the star is a cut-out and attached with a small paper strip to the card separately;
highlighted with glitter; unmarked; of the same series as thje previous one.

Folded card, the crèche is a cut-out glued directly on the card,
highlighted with gold paint and silver glitter; unmarked.

Marked J.D.A Paris Marque Déposée 29 and Made France;
single card, highlighted with glitter
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Menus

Noël 1936, drawn and signed V. Maybry ?

Noël 1936, not signed, clearly by the same artist

Noël 1936, drawn and signed V. Maybry ?

Noël 1942, logo (AC star) DÉPOSÉ 428
Offert par le CHOCOLAT THOMAS, LILLE

Noël 1943, self-made menu card; text on the card "Veni .. Vidi .. Vici..!!!; on the skirt is "RADIS"
It seems there is a hockey club in Radis, Wittenberg in Germany !!l
 

Noël 1951, self-made menu, 40cm high, decorated with Swedish scrap gnomes

Noël 1952, self-made menu, 46cm high, decorated with Swedish scrap gnomes,
probably by Britt Lis Erlandsson
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Gift Cards


These are, I think, gift cards in the shape of a clog.
They have been made by children in the "Lieve-Vrouwebewaarschool, Opgeeistenstraat 62, Ronse" a nursery school in Ronse, a town in Belgium.
Texts are in Dutch, here is translation:
Two are for "Blessed and Happy New Year", dated 1958,
"Blessed and Happy Year" (forgot the "new") for 1959,
while the one for 1960 says "Blessed Christmas".

On the inside are texts "Peace on earth", "Merry Christmas", "Blessed and Happy New Year", while one has no text,
and two have a picture of Jesus.

They were together with self made crèches and ornaments.


4: Dennison’s ornament/gift cards ; package is shown on the left
and the cards are shown on the package the lady is holding.
 
Letters
A few New Year's letters and V-mail, decorated with Christmas themes

1936
foil, ribbon with scrap butterfly,
glitter around litho card

1948
orange chenille & paper flower wreath
around paper nativity

1952
foil star and scrap Holy Family



Unused, ca 1940-50



Unused, ca 1940-1950, glitter

V-mail: Christmas greetings from Pvt Demos Demosthenes, APO 235, 174 Engineer Battalion, to Mrs. Amalia Wood, in Wolfeboro, USA.
It appears he enlisted on Sepember 7, 1943.
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