Fruitcake From Ethel

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“A Happy New-Year.”

A heavily-embossed postcard of a poinsettia in a bed of holly and some forget-me-nots bordering a clock which is about to mark the new year. This card is from the Ethel Main Collection and kind of personal. Sounds like it’s from her man, and he sure appreciates her and the fruitcake she sent him. Addressed to:

“Miss Ethel Main, 3622 – 18th Street, San Francisco, Calif.”

As for the publisher, it’s one we’ve not seen yet. It appears to show the initials T – I – C on a banner running round a globe.

TIC Logo

Divided back, embossed, postcard. Unused with writing. Circa 1907 – 1916. Printed in Germany. Publisher:  T.I.C.

Price:  $2.00

2 thoughts on “Fruitcake From Ethel

  1. Hello, I have been trying to find the owners of this logo for quite some time and I discovered your site while looking for something else.
    I have a postcard dated 1904 with the same logo. It does appear to look like a hot air balloon. The basket is positioned directly at the bottom of the ‘globe’…where the ink is missing on yours. I hope this helps you…good luck hunting and I’ll continue mine and if I find more info, I’ll be back to let you know. Sharon

    • Hi Sharon, well that is interesting! I hadn’t looked at this in awhile, so I went searching and found the TIC globe (no missing ink) on a couple of other cards at Cardcow at the moment. Since yours is 1904 and these globe ones are later, maybe they started out with the hot air balloon logo and changed to the globe. I’ll look forward to hearing anything more, good luck to you, too. P.S., this has got me interested in looking for hot air balloons on old postcards! Anne

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