London: George Routledge and Sons, . Four cards (three oblong quarto & one quarto , measuring approximately 9 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches; 249 x188 mm.), each with colored and floral borders or decorations, containing costumed figures in color and a calendar for 1884.
The four cards contained in the original cream envelope (issue B - without the space for a postage stamp in the upper right corner) with an illustration printed in black on left-hand side,showing mother and two children in winter attire. The little boy is holding a card which says "A Happy New Year to You," and the little girl is holding one which says "Christmas is Come."
The edges of the envelope have been strengthened with tape, otherwise near fine. We have never seen the printed envelope before.
Schuster & Engen 325b (Item #3659)