1905 Raphael Tuck & Sons Humorous Football Valentine Greeting.
Lot 406. 1905 Raphael Tuck & Sons Humorous Football Valentine Greeting. In 1866 in London, Raphael Tuck and his wife Ernestine created a business that sold pictures and greeting cards. Eventually postcards became their most successful product, and in the late 1800s and early 1900s, their business made a significant contribution to the “postcard boom.” This 6.75” x 8.75” card on thin paper features a football player – complete with a nose guard, shin guards – and an angel. It has been folded horizontally and has various creases. It also is the only example we have auctioned in 19 years. Winning Bid $10.