One of world's first Christmas cards sells for over $6,800

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    Scott Stump TODAY contributor

    http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/streams/2013/December/131216/2D9987671-today-first-xmas-card-131212.blocks_desktop_medium.jpg

    If you’re looking to send a friend one of the world’s first Christmas cards, you just need a stamp and about $7,000.

    At an auction on Saturday at British auction house Henry Aldridge & Son, an anonymous bidder paid £4,200, which equates to $6,846, for a card designed in 1843 that is considered part of a set of the world’s first Christmas cards. The black-and-white greeting card shows a Victorian family eating and drinking and is inscribed with the message “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You.”
    http://www.today.com/holidayguide/one-w … 2D11745904
    Wonder what they had before the Christmas card. And it's becoming less used as item goes by...too bad

  2. snakeslane profile image81
    snakeslaneposted 3 years ago

    Interesting bit of ephemera news Stacie, thanks.

 
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