I love anything illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell so to be offered seven vintage birthday cards was something of a thrill! There is very little publishing information – just - Valentine’s series printed in Gt.
of the seven are now listed on eBay one was a duplicate, so I’m keeping that
Three cards feature the Boo-Boos (cheery, chubby, good little pixies, dressed in green suits). Anything featuring the Boo-Boos is usually very popular so it will be interesting to see if they sell better than the others. Or maybe they won’t sell at all – only time will tell.
Happy You now you're TWO
May your Birthday bring along all that I wish for You -
Lots of lovely things to see and lots of things to do.
Blank unused card
Three little rabbits out to tea. They're telling everyone you are THREE.
The rabbits told a Fairy, and the Fairy has told me about a little somebody who to-day is THREE. So "Happy, Happy Birthday and lots of Love, my Dear - may Fairy gifts surround you to last you all the year!"
Many happy returns! Best wishes for Fiona from Mrs. Grant.
A beautiful card with the added attraction of a Boo-boo sitting atop a mushroom!
Happy Birthday darling!
A little bird tells us that you are three - what a very nice age to be!
"May you be happy" is what we all say, with everything lovely the whole of the day!
Love from Uncle Frank & Auntie Winifred
Lots of Boo-Boos in this very special card not only outside but inside too and just look at those cute toadstool houses!
What's this we hear? You're THREE my Dear!
We wish you happy for many a year - and a real Happy Birthday To-day!
May your Birthday be Lucky and bring you To-day all you could wish for in every way.
With love from Grandpa & Nanna
4 Happy Birthday!
Good morning, little four year old - I'm glad your Birthday's here - I'm sending you a Birthday Kiss to give yourself - you dear!
With love and lots of kisses xxxx from auntie Jessie
I think this is my favourite of all the cards. Boo Boos and birds - perfect!
I'm hoping you may be ever so jolly in every way. "Many Happy Returns," my dear!
Here is the secret the little bird told - it's the very good news you are FOUR years old.
There isn't a doubt - and we all agree. That Four is a very nice age to be. So I wish you joy, Yes - that I do- for this, and all other Birthdays too.
Lots of love and a big kiss from Auntie Beth
Do you like the little blue birds in the background? Terry found this and several other sheets of old wrapping paper at a vintage fair. I would like to use it for something, but I’m not sure what. It would look lovely lining a bookcase, or in the bottom of a chest of draws, but I don’t particularly want to cut it up. Any ideas?