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Lot 74                Late 1920s Scary JOL on Fence Hallmark Place Card
This excellent place card was produced by Hallmark during the later 1920s. I searched high and low for this rare design for years. The example shown on page 287 was borrowed from some close friends, so I was happy to find one for the collection and one to auction. What is compelling is the very unusual use of the dark blue. Overall, the design is very pleasing. The scary JOL is causing the two women to shrink away. I like that the fence has a couple of knotholes and is finished with gold highlights. This little treasure has never been used and is in mint condition. (The line in the green section of the JOL’s hat is part of the design and appears on every one that I’ve seen. It is not a flaw.) It measures ~2.75” high by ~4” long and was sold with stock number 8597.

RSIN: 2/Condition: 10

Final: $125           Bidder #65