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1870 First Issue Smaller Size ½d lilac with chromolithographed illustration 'PEACE AND GOODWILL/TO YOU ALL/[Yule Log]' & 'JOHN S DAY...' Imprint at the base, a few blemishes on the address side, addressed but otherwise unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
This & the next two lots are from the first-ever series of mass-produced Christmas cards, printed in 1871 by John S Day of London. They are also the earliest known postcards with multi-colour illustrations.
1870 First Issue ditto, 'COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON' & Poem, similarly addressed but unused. Ex Keith Harrison.
1870 First Issue ditto, 'A/MERRY/Christmas/AND/A HAPPY NEW YEAR', postally used to Cornwall with London duplex cancel of JA1/72, a bit soiled on the address side. Ex Keith Harrison. [Plus a facsimile of a fourth design]