Richest Gifts Of Christmas

Divided back, unused, embossed postcard. Series 209. Printed in Germany. Publisher and printer unknown. Circa 1907 – 1914.

Price:  $4.00

From our Ethel Main Collection, this card has a trade mark logo of either publisher or printer (or both) that is thought to be one of the Gibson Art Company’s logos (see Comments from JAX on this post):  showing below, a capital G inside a rectangular artist’s palette with brushes “attached.”

The front of the postcard shows a pretty typical moonlit tableau of a church in a snow-blanketed country setting, with Christmas bells hanging on the left and poinsettias in the background. Nice though! The verse reads:

“Christmas Greetings.

May richest gifts of Christmas cheer

Bestrew your path to=day.”

The card was addressed to someone’s mother, and the sender wrote:  “Hoping you will have a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. Love, Helen Main.”

3 thoughts on “Richest Gifts Of Christmas

    • Hi Jax, if you have any examples of this trademark belonging to Gibson Art Co., please let me know, as I haven’t seen any proof yet. Thanks, Anne. Also, in searching the web just now,’s write-up on them states their postcards were not numbered, and the card in question for this post has a series number.

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