Friday, December 3, 2010

PFF - Snowy Holiday Greetings & Nyce Manufacturing Co.





The children on this card are obviously excited by the fresh snow. I like fresh snow too. A couple of weeks ago the first snow here clung to the trees and looked beautiful and clean like the winter scene on this card. Now, I am already tired of winter. We usually don't have so much snow or cold weather this early in the season.

This postcard was made in the U.S.A., probably sometime between 1915 and 1925. Like other American made greeting postcards, it has a lot of white space and more Americanized subjects than earlier European made postcards.

This a sample card with advertising for the Nyce Manufacturing Co. of Vernfield, PA on the back. I haven't found much information on this company on the Internet. I did see another sample card which said that they had been post card specialists since 1908. They were still publishing postcards during the chrome era. Most of their linen and chrome postcards seem to be of the generic type with greetings from various locations imprinted on the front or back of the card. It is not clear whether they were manufacturing postcards or just publishing and selling postcards.

11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful postcard--and I learned something I didn't know about American made postcards. I love your blog!

    Happy PFF!

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  2. Thats a nice card. I did snow this week too!

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  3. It is a lovely card and I thought the prices were interesting ... can anyone say inflation!!! Those were the days when 25Cents bought something. Happy PFF!

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  4. I like snow as well, but after three weeks and today is first day I've seen BLUE sky? Not so much. ;o)

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  5. A delicate design. Interesting to read more about the prices of the cards and how this manufacturer distributed these cards. Happy PFF.

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  6. They are enjoying the snow on the card the perfect place for it:-) No actually I do love snow but you are right this cold has gone on a long time.

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  7. We are getting ready for some snow. I doubt that I will include it in any of the watercolors I will be doing on envelopes but who knows.

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  8. I'm with you on being tired of winter too! Like you, we don't normally have such cold weather or snow at this time of year.

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  9. Love these old advertising cards...

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  10. I think snow is pretty to look at but prefer it somewhere else. As to your comment about whether the second postcard on my blog was by
    Rosie O'neill, well it was included in the large collection of kewpies that I bought at a large auction house. But there is no signature so I am going to check it out.
    Judy

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