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The E-Sylum (12/29/2013)

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A couple weeks ago Tom Kays showed us some of his money-themed postcards. He's back this week with a new installment on New Year's cards. Thanks, and Happy New Year, everyone! -Editor

Tom writes:

These continue my Postcards about Money series. These are century old cards with “Fortune” at New Year's as the theme. These come from countries around the world and still beckon from long ago senders wishing that fortune may come to thee (in the form of gold coins) which were then current. I especially like the card with the girl and barrel of money, postmarked on December 30, 1910, as she is wearing a bustle and for some reason, wishes for getting “booty” in 1911 seem doubly apt.

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New year postcard 2

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: POSTCARDS AND NUMISMATICS (

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