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Japanese handmade postcards. - An album of 84 handmade postcards from the 1930s.

n.p. Concertina card album 18x23cm with pattern paper covers and card slipcase with handwritten label. 84 cards mounted in corner slots on double card leaves - ie it can be opened both ways. Some browning. A couple of other things are also in there but aren't counted. ¶ I usually avoid postcards: that way lies madness and, if you aren't careful, cigarette cards and stamps. But these, using block prints, brush work and lots of collage, are something else. There's a sense of immediate history that doesn't come with manufactured cards; and a clever eye. These were made by someone and sent to somebody but apart from recognising that the maker had an enviable fine hand I can't tell you who and whom. There's a story here that someone literate might unravel. The dates and postmarks range from about 1931 to 1938.
AUD 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 376.75 US$ 426.44 | £UK 320.25 | JP¥ 48248] Book number 10827

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