Antique Victorian era German paper fan and calling card. 1850, 1881.
Antique ephemera - German small paper fan and calling card.
*I’m selling these very old paper pieces as a set. They’ve been in my collection for decades, having originally been purchased from an antique dealer.
*Both pieces are sealed in cellophane and mounted onto a heavy paper backing for preservation. ID marks by the dealer, dated, and priced.
German fan (possibly die cut):
-Scene of a pretty young lady with fan, and flowers. Signed by antique shop on the under paper, “Fan German”, 1881”.
-Sole marking on the back is the original sales price at the time of my purchase.
Antique calling card:
-Sweet floral artwork of fuchsias and stems with a feminine hand.
-Markings on back are “Calling card”, 1850” and the sales prices at the time of my purchase.
Colors are still lovely, and clear on both pieces.
-Calling card is a lovely sepia tone, and the colors may have become more intense with age. Corners and edges are new looking, clean and crisp – no tears, creases, folds, etc.
-Fan appears to have either a fold or has suffered a complete detachment on the right upper corner/arch. I cannot guarantee that the fan is not completely severed in that area, so I’d suggest leaving it sealed and intact to best preserve it. Otherwise the fan edges appear to be clean and crisp.
FAN – ~2 3/4 “ wide
~2 ¾ “ tall.
Mounted on paper 3¼“ X 3 ¾”
~3 3/8” wide
~1 7/8” tall.
Mounted on paper 3 ¾” wide X 2 ¼”
From a clean, non-smoking home.
Shipping weight – 1.4oz.
Sorry, no shipping to Russia, Latvia, and other eastern EU locales.
USA - will mailed by traceable and insured USPS small flat rate Priority mail box.
Canada and International – I’m happy to ship internationally, but shipping rates vary. Please contact me with your locale, and I’ll help work out the shipping details.
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