I thought it would be fun to start off the New Year with a few vintage images of postcards
from the early 1900's that celebrates moving out of the old and into the new.
There are also some great Raphael Tuck & Sons Victorian Scraps
and paper dolls at the bottom of the post.
Happy New Year to you all!
|Early 1900's New Year's "Toast" card by Raphael Tuck|
One of my new interests are items created by Raphael Tuck, so while browsing for
"Tuck" paper dolls and other items; I've come across a nice selection of cards produced by them.
Here are some of those finds related to New Years.
|Pretty New Years Lady Card from early 1900's - Raphael Tuck|
Raphael Tuck was a late 1800's early 1900's company known of producing
paper products with pretty ladies and sweet children.
They had several collections of paper dolls over the years and the images they produced
on postcards such as these are reminiscent of the paper dolls they sold.
|c1910 Raphael Tuck New Years Postcard - from series 603 - two girls with flowers|
|c1910 Raphael Tuck New Years Postcard - from series 603 -girl with bells|
|c1910 Raphael Tuck New Years Postcard - from series 603 - girl in blue|
|c1910 Raphael Tuck New Years Postcard - from series 603 - girl with flower basket|
|c1910 Raphael Tuck New Years Postcard - from series 603 -beaded card|
This postcard from the 603 series has crystal beads applied to it and would have cost
a bit more that the other cards in the series that did not have this extra bit of "frosting".
|c1910 Raphael Tuck New Years Postcard - from series 603 - holly & flowers girl|
|c1910 Raphael Tuck New Years Postcard - from series 603 -Two girls with flowers|
|c1910 Raphael Tuck New Years Postcard - from series 603 -girl with rose|
|c1910 Raphael Tuck New Years Postcard - from series 603 -girl with bow & flowers|
I'm not sure how many cards were part of the Raphael Tuck & Sons "Golden Years" 603 series
but I can see how these cards would have been a popular choice both then and now.
I just wanted to add in a few other items Raphael Tuck and Sons made so you get
an idea of the other fun collectibles out there by this amazing company.
|Uncut sheet of Raphael Tuck Doll Parts - Victorian Scraps|
This doll sheet recently sold on eBay for $175.00
I considered buying this sheet myself but the damage to it
overrode the $175.00 beginning bid price for me.
Paper doll parts such as these were used to assemble "articulated" paper dolls
similar to the L&B ballerinas I posted back in 2012.
Add a torso and then create and embellished skirt to "cloth" each doll.
Several Victorian print companies produced this kind of "craft" doll.
You can see a few other examples of this kind of child doll - HERE
|A Set of 4 Raphael Tuck Lady Heads - Victorian Scraps|
Victorian scraps were quite popular in the past as they are by collectors today.
Lady heads such as these could be used to create an assortment of crafts or could
simply be collected and placed into scrapbooks of their day.
|Fair Frances of the Little Maids paper doll series by Raphael Tuck - 1894|
Raphael Tuck paper dolls are highly collectibles; when you see sets like this how could you resist?
The girl doll are so sweet to look at and there are so many to collect.
|One paper doll set from the Bride Series by Raphael Tuck - 1894|
If child dolls aren't your thing then there are other paper dolls with more
grown up appeal, such as this one from the 1894 Bride Series.
Basically there is a large assortment of paper collectibles produced by
Raphael Tuck and Sons between the years of 1866 - 1959.
|c1900 Mechanical Paper Squirrel - Raphael Tuck & Sons|
paper dolls, Victorian scraps of all kinds, and even miniature paper models.
|Victorian Paper Scraps - Flowers - Raphael Tuck & Sons c1890|
There were flowers, foliage, buildings, animals, people, decorations, and even clock faces.
My favorites so far are the dolls, lady heads and model theaters but I'm sure as
I continue to look I'll spot many more items to add to my growing, vintage collection.
I will be posting more about Raphael Tuck paper collectibles and other
vintage paper products from my collection in the upcoming year, so visit again soon.
Happy New Year!!!!