Edwardian "New Year" greetings card by Raphael Tuck, with original box lid (Newquay)
Edwardian "New Year" greetings card by Raphael Tuck, with original box lid (Newquay)
Edwardian "New Year" greetings card by Raphael Tuck, with original box lid (Newquay)
Edwardian "New Year" greetings card by Raphael Tuck, with original box lid (Newquay)
Edwardian "New Year" greetings card by Raphael Tuck, with original box lid (Newquay)

Edwardian "New Year" greetings card by Raphael Tuck, with original box lid (Newquay)

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Addressed to "Miss P. Daniels, Sailors arms, Newquay", with Edward VII stamp - Cornish interest - FREE UK P&P
£7.00

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Edwardian "New Year" greetings card by Raphael Tuck, with original box lid (Newquay)
 
An Edwardian antique "New Year" greetings card by Raphael Tuck, measuring approximately 19.6 x 10.6cm (7.7 x 4.15in), with the original accompanying box lid. The card has an ivorine celluloid sheet attached to the front with gilt, painted and applied felt floral decoration, and a tasseled cord to the side. There are eight "pages" (i.e. two folded sheets of card); the centre spread contains a twelve-line verse by S. K. Cowan M.A. (Samuel Kennedy Cowan, 1850-1918, author of numerous verses for greetings cards), whilst the first spread, which bears the greeting, is signed "Martin". The lid of the original box is addressed to "Miss P. Daniels / Sailors arms. / Newquay. / Loc."; the postmark is indecipherable but the stamp is a red 1d. stamp of the reign of Edward VII (1901-10). According to a book of old photographs of Newquay (the seaside resort in Cornwall), the licensee of the Sailor's Arms in Fore Street at the turn of the century was a Mr F. Daniel; "Miss P. Daniels" is thus likely to have been his daughter. The "Martin" who signed this card is likely to have been Martin Sandberg, a merchant seaman; this card was found amongst papers relating to his family. (We also have for sale
an unused 1936 diary, and have sold a group of photographs and a small collection of ephemera, from the same source; please see also the following blog post: The Mysterious Sea Captain.)
 
As regards condition, the card has suffered from having been kept in a damp place for many years, which has affected the appearance of the paper. The celluloid sheet is somewhat wavy, is coming loose from the front of the card, and has some marking and discoloration; there is some tarnish to the gilding, and the felt flowers are slightly damaged, besides being somewhat dirty. The tassels are somewhat ruffled, whilst the card itself is discoloured, marked and spotted in places, and the box lid is tatty, crushed and torn to the edges. Nevertheless an unusual and appealing piece of history!
 
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Brand Raphael Tuck
Code 1/187
Condition Used