Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Vintage birthday greetings postcard by the artist Maude Scrivener, c.1910

Just a short blog entry today, but something which caught my eye so I though I'd share it. This is a beautiful vintage birthday greetings card, by the artist Maude Scrivener. The postcard features 2 Tortoiseshell butterflies. It was posted in Beckles in 1910, with the written greeting, 'Dear Mrs R, Best wishes for a Happy Birthday and many happy returns. Yours sincerely, Maudie G'. This is not a postcard artist I've come across before but definitely one I shall be keeping an eye open for.

Loads more vintage postcards on my web site.

9 comments:

  1. ah, from the days when people pinned beautiful butterflies under glass. Lovely oval mat.

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  2. Happy PFF and Happy Birthday to Mrs. R!!!!

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  3. I haven't come across Maud Scrivener either, but she's clearly talented! Beautiful butterflies.

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  4. I love butterflies. What a special card, and very rare.

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  5. Pretty postcard! I love it when they have messages on the back.

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  6. Maud Scrivener does a lot of birds as well; can't remember if I've run across anything else. They've all been in color though, so this one surprised me. Great find.

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  7. Wow! Nothing else I've posted has received so may comments so quickly - very glad I shared it now.

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