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Title 3 silk embroidered postcards & 1 birthday card
Nationality French
Period c 1914-18
Price £30.00

These cards were souvenirs from France, sent by Sapper Len Pettet to his wife Rose or his children Anne and Ted (?). There are various dates in 1917/18 and his name and number are visible in varying degrees on some.

The handwriting is all in pencil, but quite legible, and mostly concerns domestic events. His name is not visible on all, but some personal details are visible on most of them.

The condition is good for their age. However, the whole series (seven in all) had been mounted on board, from which they have been carefully removed, leaving some scars on the reverse as well as remains of the mounting paper. The cards themselves are somewhat foxed, but the silk is in nice, bright order.

(The second photo down has come out too dark - forgive the photographic process.)

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Postcards : French : 20th Century]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

The iron cross you sent me came on Saturday morning. Very pleased with the medal.

A M, UK, 13.08.2007

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