This card shows a flocked fuzzy lamb with a blue bow with flowers around its neck. There is a red heart that reads "For Baby's First Valentines Day". Under that, it is signed Erling, but that name almost blends in with the sentiment.
The card measures about 7 by 8.5 inches. In the back it has what I refer to as a kick stand, meaning a tab to make it stand. Most of the flocking remains and is in good condition.
The back has both the Hallmark and Hall Brothers Inc wording, so its definitely from before 1954. Hallmark was created by Joyce Clyde Hall in the early 1900s and is still today run by the Hall family. In 1915 it was known as Hall Brothers. In 1954 the name was changed from Hall Brothers to Hallmark.
What makes me believe it's from the mid 1940s is because it was located in a shoebox full of letters and postcards that were all postmarked in the years 1945 and 1946.
The envelope is here also. Across the front of the envelope, the giver wrote in pencil "In spite of a lovely day the place looks so dull without you here". It is then signed Erling.
Both the card and the envelope have a slight bit of browning due to age.
Shipping will be via USPS First Class Mail from Arizona. Buyer to pay $2.95 delivery charges.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items will safely fit into a single box. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.