Friday, June 7, 2013

Fuzzy Bear Novelty Postcards the Golden Age of Postcards

The  Golden Age of postcards was 1898 - 1918.  Postcards were very popular and it became quite a competitive business for publishers.  They needed to be more creative so novelty postcards became popular.  You could feel the 3D effect with your fingers.  These two postcards were bears glued on a background using a velvet type material.  At first you could mail these novelty cards right through the mail.  After 1907 if there were glassine beads attached or lots of glitter they were suppose to be mailed in an envelope.

Notes taken from a great book Teddy Bears on Paper by Susan Brown Nicholson.

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