Monday, November 12, 2012

Here are some old greeting cards I found in an op-shop a few weeks ago, still in their little cellophane packets, 25 cents each...


designed by Brian

designed by Sue Adams
(more on The Phil Taylor Studios here)


My life at the moment - except I'm the one wielding the paint brush(!) and one of the reasons things are going to be a bit quiet round here for a while. I also have a couple of assignments rapidly reaching their due-by-date so it's time for me to stop piss-farting around and get them done! Pity I don't practice what I preach as far as homework's (etc) concerned!
  
designed by Lesley

designed by Heather S. Buchanan

ditto

designed by Francis Saint Mark

designed by Patrick

they're lovely, aren't they?

Gordon Fraser was a British publisher and editor. He founded the Gordon Fraser Greeting card company in 1938 when he was unable to find a stylish, inexpensive Christmas card (nothing's changed Gordon, Christmas cards are still tacky. The nice ones...still pricey)

vintage Gordon Fraser cards aren't exactly cheap either btw - ten dollars + on ebay!

Take care x

p.s. I'll contact the winner of this  directly.
(and spill the beans with the rest of you next time I post)

p.p.s. this post was inspired by Donna's on 70's Wrapping Paper.     







 

30 comments:

  1. What a terrific find! These cards are so cute.

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  2. They are really sweet! I'm sure I've still got a couple of cards from the 70s stashed away somewhere!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  3. On my goodness, you've transported me right back in time with those Gordon Fraser cards! I always loved them as a kid, and there was a posh toy/gift/card shop in our town which always stocked them. Lovely to see some again, thanks Kylie! xxx

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  4. Oh wow i absolutely love these i have never seen or heard of this designer but i love the little girl in the green head scarf and the little bird with the key and as for the little couple with there backs to us that is adorable and the engagment one with the girl in the blue and white flares these would look wonderful in frames. Thank you for sharing them, i hope you manage to get done what you have to quickly. Take care, dee x

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  5. so, turning 21 used to turn the key... how interesting..;
    but love the vintage quality though...
    ha, sweet youth!
    n♥

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  6. Love these, especially the girl in the head scarf, so innocent compared with the less than hilarious plethora of 'get drunk' 21st humor cards in our local store. Good luck with the assignment writing x

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  7. How awesome are they?! I love the 21st invite best. That's my favourite kind of 70's art.Certainly a blast from my past...
    XXX

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  8. I love the 21st girl in the green headscarf.....they are all fab....even love the engagement mice!!
    Allison x

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  9. I remember these sorts of Gordon Fraser cards so well! I think a lot of the cards we were given for out wedding were by him - I think I still have them in a scrapbook somewhere - I should try to dig it our! x

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  10. These are great finds! Im quite a fan of opshop card stashes as there is always a gem in there. I found old christmas cards yesterday which I will be sharing soon on mu blog!

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  11. I love these cards! And still in their cellophane packets?! How great.
    I'm with Max - love the headscarf one, and the 'love' one abit further down. Great finds.x

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  12. I adore the Sue Adam's and Francis Stain Mark cards, so cool... could make a cute framed collaged display.
    x Tina

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  13. I love the husband on the bar cart! The cards were a great find.

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  14. Hey, I'm gonna be 21 in a few weeks..haha, wink!
    Great score on the cards Kylie.
    So the renos are well under way? Can't wait to see the result.
    Good luck with your assignments, I tend to drag my butt too when it comes to deadlines.

    x

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  15. They're like mini art works.
    x

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  16. These are just divine: thanks for sharing: made my day!!

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  17. Would look good all framed and made into a collection on a wall - love the Frances Saint Mark card. Just LOVE it! Fabulous find Kylie - lucky you. :)

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  18. These cards are pure gold Kylie...how about that food trolley with the happy husband painting the roof?!

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  19. Oh wow - thank you for sharing, they bring back such strong memories. I love the first one!

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  20. Well I am late to this party! Love these greeting cards. My favorite is the engagement card and the bride with the cleavage. Can you imagine giving that to someone? Maybe it is why it is hanging around 50 years later. The first 21st birthday with the gal in the plaid is just plain old cool. Now, stop reading this and get back to studying!!!!

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  21. Those cards are fantastic! My fave is the second one with the bird - cute!
    xClaire

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  22. NO!? Aren't they divine? What's with the newly engaged buxom wench in denim?

    I love you.

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  23. these are soooo cute!! i love the weee mice :) will you use them or just keep them i wonder... x

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  24. fantastic cards, and they bring back memories of receiving similar ones yearsssssssssss ago!

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  25. My goodness Gordon Fraser now that's a blast from the past.

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  26. I'm liking the elephants! Great find BTW! :)

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  27. great cards!!! ;) all are beautiful
    kisses
    http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com

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  28. Hi Kylie! I am so so sorry I haven't been in contact. Life's been beyong crazy and I've fallen behind with email replies, amongst other things. About the shoes, they're too big for me and they don't quite fit my mum's tiny feet either so I decided to add them to my shop so they can find a new home instead of them just sitting in my wardrobe(please don't be mad!). On another note, I just popped a teensy christmas package I put together for you in the mail this morning. PS. It may include a dress you've been eyeing for awhile... okay, ages! (Sorry, life has really been crazy!). I hope you like it :)

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  29. I like the 21st girl's dress. I can't believe the engagement card was left languishing, the bride to be looks like a real cool 70s chick.

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