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Title Elsi Gumier Silk Embroidery Vintage ca 1950s-1960s International Men & Women in Traditional Greek Costumes Postcards Framed Set *****PARCEL POST SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!*****
Seller ID Elsi Gumier
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Item Description/Title: Vintage ca. 1950s-1960s set of six (6) framed Elsi Gumier elaborately and ornately embroidered silk thread/ribbon Mediterranean/Greek Islands/Grecian/Greece “International Costumes/Fashions/Foreign Lands/Royalty” postcards.
Publisher/Markings/Signature: Facsimile artist-signed “Elsi” on view side, and individually captioned per above.
The postcard entitled “Athinae” contains the number “3". Whether the remaining postcards also contain numbering is unascertained given their fixed matting-backing status beneath which these numbers may or may not be concealed.
Back: Unascertained due to fixed matting-backing.
Postal Usage: Undetermined due to fixed matting-backing.
Material Type/Format/Style: Silk embroidery and paper.
Quantity: Six (6) postcards comprised of two (2) separately-framed sets of three (3) postcards each.
*Postcards - at least 3"W x 5"H, which is how much of the postcards are visible through the matted openings for minimum measurements determination (postcards backings are fixed, with matting/framing boards, so more precise measurements are not possible to ascertain - best guesstimate given their fixed matting-backing is that they are at least 3 ½"W x 5 ½"H, but could also be larger, even Continental-size).
*Frames - 14 & 1/2"W x 9"H
Condition Rating: Postcards and frames are all near mint, with postcards remaining vibrantly colorful and evincing no thread loss, having been well-protected by their framing and matting all these years (beneath which they may even actually be mint, but due to inability to view hidden portions of postcards given their fixed matting/backing, we have been conservative with a “near mint” rating).
CONDITION GRADING SCALE:
M - MINT: A perfect card just as it comes from the printing press. No marks, bends, or creases. No writing or postmarks. A clean and fresh card. Seldom seen.
NM - NEAR MINT: Like Mint but very light aging or very slight discoloration from being in an album for many years. Not as sharp or crisp.
EX - EXCELLENT: Like mint in appearance with no bends or creases, or rounded or blunt corners. May be postally used or unused and with writing and postmark only on the address side. A clean, fresh card on the picture side.
VG - VERY GOOD: Corners may be a bit blunt or rounded with minor faults at the corners and/or along the edges. Almost undetectable crease or bend that does not detract from overall appearance of the picture side. May have writing or postally used on address side, minor soiling or light stains, light cancel marks on view side, overall in very fine condition with emphasis on minor with regard to faults
G - GOOD: Corners may be noticeably blunt or rounded with noticeably slight bends, creases, tears/nicks, visible smudges, or light trimming to the size of the card. May be postally used or have writing on the address side, Generally a card that is in acceptable collectible condition but with visible medium to major flaws
FR - FAIR: Card is intact. Excess soil, stains, creases, writing, or cancellation may affect picture. Could be a scarce card that is difficult to find in any condition. A card or item that can only be considered a space filler or reference copy given presence of major flaws plus major damage such as missing corners, holes, large bends etc.