Old attic find from western Massachusetts area. Civil War era mechanical (tent flaps open) SOLDIER GREETING CARD. Tent opens to reveal soldier writing letters home.
Some staining and paper loss, some separation along tenet flap. Update , was alerted to a 1952 book by author RUTH WEBB LEE' A HISTORY OF VALENTINES' information on this rare CIVIL WAR era VALENTINE GREETING is on pages 45 and 47 with a picture of similar mechanical card in PLATE 39 on page 48.Great addition to any collection rare in 1952 and now over sixty years later how many have still survived the test of time. The item "CIVIL WAR era mechanical SOLDIER GREETING CARD Patriotic US FLAG TENT OPENS" is in sale since Saturday, December 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail". The seller is "grampysgarage" and is located in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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