Season 1937 Catalogue of Christmas and New Year Greetings Cards
Season 1937 Catalogue of Christmas and New Year Greetings Cards Season 1937 Catalogue of Christmas and New Year Greetings Cards Season 1937 Catalogue of Christmas and New Year Greetings Cards Season 1937 Catalogue of Christmas and New Year Greetings Cards
£395.00
n.p. n.p.. 1937

A catalogue (330x260mm) with 52 pages onto which are pasted 54 examples of Christmas Cards, trade calendars and New Year greetings cards. Those pages without cards contain information about ordering, types of greeting and customer offers. The first two pages and the front pastedown contain further customer information. Bound in heavy card covered in gold coloured paper decorated with bells and holly. Spine and corners in cream faux leather. The upper cover is letter in gilt stamped on brown leather panels and in the centre is a copy of one of the cards from the catalogue with a photograph of the Royal Family in 1937. Loosely inserted are two paper order forms for Collinson and Co. of Preston. This suggests that the catalogue is from Collinsons (there is no indication in the catalogue itself) which is one of the oldest greeting cards and stationery companies in the UK and is still in business. The condition of the binding is good/very good - some rubbing and wear to the edges and corners and the cream spine is rather dirty through handling. Internally the central leaf has come loose from its staples but otherwise the catalogue is tight and sound. The cards and calendars themselves are all in excellent condition, clean and bright. This is an interesting item of ephemera with a wonderful collection of cards and calendars ranging from the kitsch to the stylish and all produced to a very high quality.