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Antique 1920's Pink French Silk Baby Christening Gift Card

Antique 1920's Pink French Silk Baby Christening Gift Card Antique 1920's Pink French Silk Baby Christening Gift Card
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Absolutely fantastic, this Pink Baby Christening Gift is so rare to find. Presented in a box, cards like this were given at a Christening or Birth in the early 1900's to 1920's. Truly spectacular, this has been loved and so well kept all these years by a collector. Beautifully hand made, on the front is a sheer Pink Silk, embellished by French Silk Trim, and a tiny Wax Baby Doll. The godparents or other family member or close friend generally added a letter or note to this envelope {often there was a slip of paper inside, this one does not}and a monetary gift.
 
The Box has plenty of wear and damage, one side is missing, but it has done its job of keeping the treasure inside dirt and wear free. The price of the card is written on in pencil, 1.25, which at that time was quite a bit, you could buy a child's dress for 1.55 at B. Altman & Co. There is discoloration of the Pink paper of the envelope on the back as well. But the front is in wonderfully good condition. Measures 6~1/2" x 5" {box}, Card measures 6" x 5". A once in a life time find for those of you who collect Postcards, Ephemera and Children's Items.

 

$45.00
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