Friday, February 12, 2010

Dreaming of You...

Just wanted to share this absolutely stunning postcard for Postcard Friendship Fridays... This particular beauty is embossed and copyrighted 1910 by John Winsch. The artwork is by Samuel Schmucker.

I found the following information on John Winsch via Jewel's Antique Postcards:

"John O. Winsch, of Stapleton, New York, was a publisher of superior quality greeting postcards.

He first issued postcards in 1910, shortly after the passage of the Payne-Aldrich Act, which increased tariffs on imported cards. The Winsch cards were printed in Germany and imported to the United States for distribution.

Winsch postcards sold at two for five cents, when the common price was one cent each. While some Winsch postcards were issued in sets of six; most of the better designs were issued in sets of four.

The most collected of the Winsch postcards are the Halloween designs by American art nouveau artist, Samuel L. Schmucker.

Winsch reached its peak in 1911, but continued in business until 1915. During this short time Winsch copyrighted over 3,000 designs."

Thanks again to Jewel's Postcards for this informative write-up on Winsch cards.

Also, thanks to my sister who found this lovely piece of ephemera to share with all of you ... Enjoy!

Hope your Valentine's is full of love and joy. Have a fabulous day!

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