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"COUNTER" CARDS
GREETINGS / HOLIDAY

Size: 4" x 6"
Copyright Date: 1883 (see note, below)
Lithographer: L. Prang & Co., Boston

(this card exists with, at least, 2 different verses on the front)

Variety 1
"My Best Wishes on your Birthday!"
"You have been as God's good angel in our house.
God bless you for it, God reward you for it!"
Prang - Birthday card

Variety 2
"I Congratulate you with all my heart"
"The old, old words from our hearts we say
Many and happy returns of the day!"

Back (both varieties) - "A happy Birthday to you."

Reverse(s): Poison In The Cup ('2a')

NOTE: Although these cards bear an 1883 copyright date, it's likely that the actual Arbuckle Bros. usage is from sometime later, as the Arbuckle company apparently just overprinted the backs of existing supplies of the cards. In fact, since both cards shown above bear the "Poison In The Cup!" affidavit on the back, they clearly must have been issued no earlier than 1888.