SET: Greeting, THE KING & QUEEN & QUEEN MARY, (KGVI period), Printed in England, Birthday, Various, Oversize

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uck logo above RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS LTD. -- FINE ART PUBLISHERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING AND QUEEN AND TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN MARY -- LONDON (with or w/o NORTHAMPTON ; CHICAGO or ; NEW YORK) TORONTO -- COPYRIGHT -- PRINTED or MADE IN ENGLAND

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A HAPPY BIRTHDAY below inset, mass of red & purple phlox in blue jug
KGVI England
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY below inset, mass of red & purple phlox in blue jug
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oblong cover & single sheet, secured by ribbon, single folds, cream margins,
inside right top:- GREETINGS ON YOUR BIRTHDAY
below:-WHAT A HAPPY DAY THIS IS, --YOU WERE BORN TO-DAY! A DOUBLE SHARE OF HAPPINESS IS SURE TO COME YOUR WAY, WHICH ISN'T STRANGE, FOR I ADMIT THAT YOU DESERVE IT, EVERY BIT!

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ALWAYS READY....uniformed black cat frying egg in front of tent, Tail applique
KGVI England
ALWAYS READY....uniformed black cat frying egg in front of tent, Tail applique
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from front:-ALWAYS READY TO SEND YOU BIRTHDAY GREETINGS GOOD LUCK AND MAY YOU BE HAPPY AND CONTENT!
oblong single sheet, single fold
inside:-BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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AN ELEPHANT NEVER FORGETS! ... elephant walks right , 2 personised cats on his back
KGVI England
AN ELEPHANT NEVER FORGETS! ... elephant walks right , 2 personised cats on his back
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verse from front:-WELL, I HAVE REMEMBERED TO SEND YOU TO-DAY, A REAL PUKKA HAIR FROM AN ELEPHANTS' TAIL, TO BRNG YOU SUCCESS AND GOOD LUCK WITHOUT FAIL
oblong single sheet, single folded
inside right:-WISHING YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM

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BEST WISHES in silver below inset of basket of lilac & polyanthus
KGVI England
BEST WISHES in silver below inset of basket of lilac & polyanthus
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cover & silvered sheet secured by ribbon, single folds, on pale blue stock
inside right top:- A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND A HAPPY YEAR TO FOLLOW
below:- LIKE FLOWERS THAT THE SUNBEAMS BRINGS MAY FAIREST JOYS AND PLEASURES SPRING WITH IN YOUR HEART, AND BLOSSOM THROUGH A YEAR OF HAPPINESS FOR YOU.

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BIRTHDAY GREETINGS in silver below garden & sundial inset, stylised flowers & bluebirds around
KGVI England
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS in silver below garden & sundial inset, stylised flowers & bluebirds around
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oblong perforated sheet, serrated at base, thrice folded & cut to show view of garden
inside right:"I MEASURE ONLY SUNNY HOURS" WE READ ON THE SUNDIALS FACE, GLAD THOUGHTS OF SUMMER DAYS AND FLOWERS IN THOSE OLD WORDS WE TRACE THIS BIRTHDAY WISH SINCERE AND TRUE RIGHT FROM MY HEART I SEND. MAY THE SUNDIAL MARK THE HOURS FOR YOU THROUGH ALL YOUR LIFE, MY FRIENDS

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BIRTHDAY GREETINGS rural inset surrounded by blue birds, flowers & trees
KGVI England
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS rural inset surrounded by blue birds, flowers & trees
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oblong single sheet, twice folded, perforated window front
inside:- HERE ARE HAPPY MESSENGERS COMING JUST TO SAY GOOD LUCK IN EVERYTHING YOU DO ESPECIALLY TO-DAY!
same image & title comes A TUCK CARD bottom right

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"FELIX" THE LUCKY CAT portrait of cat
KGVI England
"FELIX" THE LUCKY CAT portrait of cat
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on front:- TRAPPED SEVENTEEN DAYS UNDER LONDON DEBRIS - NOW WELL AND HAPPY AGAIN
oblong single sheet, single fold
inside left:- MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY
inside right:- BIRTHDAY WISHES I AM SENDING FOR YOUR HAPPINESS TO-DAY; MAY GOOD LUCK AND JOY UNENDING GLADDEN ALL YOUR FUTURE WAY

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GOOD LUCK 'SHELTER' YOU AND ALWAYS BE CLOSE AT HAND! cat and dog on bunk beds
KGVI England
GOOD LUCK 'SHELTER' YOU AND ALWAYS BE CLOSE AT HAND! cat and dog on bunk beds
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oblong single sheet, single fold
inside:- MAY YOUR TROUBLES DO A BUNK AND EVERYTHING BE ALL CLEAR FOR YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!

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GOOD LUCK 'u' is stylized horse shoe with cat sitting on it
KGVI England
GOOD LUCK 'u' is stylized horse shoe with cat sitting on it
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oblong single sheet, twice folded
inside:- NOW THAT YOUR HAPPY BIRTHDAY'S HERE I HOPE GOOD LUCK WILL COME TO YOU, AND BRING YOU LOTS OF FUN AND CHEER, WITH JOY TO LAST YOUR WHOLE LIFE THROUGH

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GOOD WISHES below scene of house and chicken
KGVI England
GOOD WISHES below scene of house and chicken
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oblong single sheet, twice folded, secured by ribbon
inside:- MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY TO YOU

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GREETINGS woman in large dress looks at 3 doves
KGVI England
GREETINGS woman in large dress looks at 3 doves
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oblong single sheet, single fold, 3 narrow tan margins
inside left:- A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
inside right:- I WISH YOU A BIRTHDAY THAT'S GLADSOME AND FAIR, SUNSHINE ABOVE YOU AND JOY IN THE AIR. GOOD WISHES WAITING TO GREET YOU AND SAY "MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY!"

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HAPPY BIRHDAY dog wearing bow looks at bone with GOOD LUCK tag
KGVI England
HAPPY BIRHDAY dog wearing bow looks at bone with GOOD LUCK tag
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oblong single sheet, twice folded
inside:- I BEG... TO WISH YOU MANY HAPPY RETURNS AND THE BEST OF GOOD FORTUNE IN THE COMING YEAR!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! across 2 flaps, personised onions walk right on grass with flowers
KGVI England
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! across 2 flaps, personised onions walk right on grass with flowers
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oblong single sheet twice folded, opens to show personised black cat under ONIONS MAY BE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN- BUT THERE'S NO SHORTAGE OF MY GOOD WISHES FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY........humanised cat carries coal scuttle with kitten on top
KGVI England
HAPPY BIRTHDAY........humanised cat carries coal scuttle with kitten on top
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message from front:-HAPPY BIRTHDAY. HERE'S HOPING ALL YOUR WORRIES WILL "SCUTTLE" AWAY die-cut single sheet single folded
inside right:- WARM WISHES I AM SENDING --MAY GOOD LUCK BE YOURS TO-DAY, AND MAY IT NEVER LEAVE YOU, BUT BY YOUR FIRESIDE STAY.

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HAPPY LANDINGS!" personised puppy in RAF uniform salutes standing in front of distant airfield
KGVI England
HAPPY LANDINGS!" personised puppy in RAF uniform salutes standing in front of distant airfield
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oblong single sheet once folded
inside right:-WITH ALL GOOD WISHES FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY FROM

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HERE'S LUCK FOR YOU! cat slingshots horseshoe over fence to dog
KGVI England
HERE'S LUCK FOR YOU! cat slingshots horseshoe over fence to dog
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oblong single sheet, single fold
inside:- I WISH YOU EVERY SORT OF LUCK AND A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO; MAY EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN BE ALWAYS LOVELY FOR YOU!

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I 'JUMP' AT THE CHANCE OF.... cat standing on airplane wing
KGVI England
I 'JUMP' AT THE CHANCE OF.... cat standing on airplane wing
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oblong single sheet, twice folded
inside:- .... WISHING YOU "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" MAY GOOD LUCK 'DROP - IN' ON YOU THROUGHOUT THE COMING YEAR

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I'M SENDING YOU...dog posts letter in mail-box hollyhocks behind wall
KGVI England
I'M SENDING YOU...dog posts letter in mail-box hollyhocks behind wall
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on 4 flaps secured by thread- I'M SENDING YOU MY BIRTHDAY WISH FOR SUNNY DAYS AND SKIES OF BLUE, AND ALL THE JOLLY LITTLE TINGS THAT MAKE A PLEASANT WORLD FOR YOU
4 flaps with cottage, dogs, flowers & presents, unusual cut
used in 1938

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I'VE BEEN ON THE 'LOOK - OUT' ... FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY! sailor dog looks through periscope
KGVI England
I'VE BEEN ON THE 'LOOK - OUT'  ... FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY! sailor dog looks through periscope
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oblong single sheet, single fold
inside:- GREETINGS AND ALL GOOD WISHES ... FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY? / EVERYTHING SHIPSHAPE

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JUST DROPPING IN --TO WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY in red below boy parachuting down to rural landscape
KGVI England
JUST DROPPING IN --TO WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY in red below boy parachuting down to rural landscape
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die-cut single sheet, single folded cut to allow the card to stand
inside: in blue top- BIRTHDAY GREETINGS
below:- ANOTHER BIRTHDAY'S HERE I SEE, AND THAT'S A PLEASANT THOUGHT TO ME, FOR IT'S A PLEASURE JUST TO SAY I WISH YOU HAPPINESS TO-DAY! COPYRIGHT

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MANY HAPPY RETURNS garden with many flowers
KGVI England
MANY HAPPY RETURNS garden with many flowers
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oblong single sheet, twice folded, secured by ribbon
inside:- A HAPPY BIRTHDAY / AS BIRTHDAYS COME AND BIRTHDAYS GO YOUR PATHWAY RUN THROUGH FLOWERS AND MAY THE DIAL OF YOUR LIFE MARK ONLY SUNNY HOURS

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MAY THIS BIRTHDAY BE A SIGNAL HAPPINESS GOOD LUCK
KGVI England
MAY THIS BIRTHDAY BE A SIGNAL   HAPPINESS    GOOD LUCK
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oblong cover & sheet, single folds, unusual cuts
inside first left:-FOR A YEAR FUN "FILLED UP" WITH FUN
second:-AND NOT A HINT OF TROUBLE dog in policeman's uniform TO MAR A JOLLY RUN;
third:-MAY GOOD LUCK STOP BESIDE YOU cat drives orange car
fourth:- traffic light AND NEVER NEVER GO;
fifth:-cat & dog toboggan fast
sixth:-YOUR DAYS BE PASSED IN PLEASURE AND NONE OF THEM BE SLOW!
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no front title, lady in yellow dress & wide brimmed hat stands next to cottage garden, open window in background
KGVI England
no front title,  lady in yellow dress & wide brimmed hat stands next to cottage garden, open window in background
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oblong sheet,once folded yellow margins
inside left:-A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
right:-HERE'S A BIRTHDAY WISH FOR YOU; MAY ALL YOUR BRIGHTEST DREAMS COME TRUE, AND THROUGH THE YEAR FROM DAY TO DAY THE SUN SHINE ON YOU ALL THE WAY!
used in 1942
same image comes A TUCK CARD on back HAPPY DAYS

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SCATTERED BENEATH THE MANSIONS OF THE SUN, IN DISTANT CONTINENTS, IN EVERY SEA
KGVI England
SCATTERED BENEATH THE MANSIONS OF THE SUN, IN DISTANT CONTINENTS, IN EVERY SEA
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from front:-SCATTERED BENEATH THE MANSIONS OF THE SUN, IN DISTANT CONTINENTS, IN EVERY SEA, THE MANY NATIONS ARE, THAT MAKE US ONE. KING LAW AND LANGUAGE GIVE US UNITY & 3 more verses, see scan
oblong single sheet, single fold, 3 narrow red margins
inside:- BIRTHDAY GREETINGS FROM

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THANK GOODNESS BIRTHDAY WISHES AREN'T RATIONED!! boy about to don his trousers
KGVI England
THANK GOODNESS BIRTHDAY WISHES AREN'T RATIONED!! boy about to don his trousers
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from front:- box labelled CONTENTS 30 COUPONS
oblong single sheet once folded, white background
inside right top:- A HAPPY BIRTHDAY
below:-RATIONS HERE AND RATIONS THERE, COUPONS NEEDED EVERYWHERE, BUT GOOD WISHES STILL ARE FREE, SO HERE ARE LOTS OF THEM FROM ME///1

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THE LAND OF OUR FATHERS forest scene
KGVI England
THE LAND OF OUR FATHERS forest scene
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oblong single sheet, single fold, secured by ribbon
inside:- MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY TO YOU

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TO GREET YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY applique pretty girl in black & violet standing by sundial
KGVI England
TO GREET YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY applique pretty girl in black & violet standing by sundial
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die cut sheet, double fold, unusual cut,mottled cream background & stock
inside front serrated:
second top:- WISHING YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY
below:-AS DAY BY DAY YOU TAKE YOUR WAY MAY EACH SUCCEEDING MILE BRING BLESSINGS RARE IN GOODLY SHARE THE JOURNEY TO BEGUILE - AND FORTUNE BEAM UPON YOU WITH HER MOST ENCHANTING SMILE

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TO GREET YOU THIS HAPPY DAY below rural scene of ducks on pond, tree, buildings, clouds in sky
KGVI England
TO GREET YOU THIS HAPPY DAY below rural scene of ducks on pond, tree, buildings, clouds in sky
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die-cut single sheet, single fold, matte finish
inside top:- MANY HAPPY RETURNS
below:-MAY SUNSHINE BE ON ALL YOUR WAY OUR HEART BE FREE FROM CARE, MAY JOY BE YOURS THIS HAPPY DAY AND THROUGH THE COMING YEAR.
used in 1939

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TOP O' THE HILL man leading horse drawn carriage down path
KGVI England
TOP O' THE HILL man leading horse drawn carriage down path
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oblong single sheet, single folded, insert secured by ribbon
inside:- THERE ARE ROADS THAT ARE SMALL, THERE ARE ROADS THAT ARE LONG, THERE ARE ROADS WHERE WE WANDER AT WILL, BUT THE BEST ROAD OF ALL FOR THE BOLD AND THE STRONG IS THE ROAD TO THE TOP O' THE HILL!
bottom:- TO WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND A HAPPY YEAR TO FOLLOW

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TO SEE US THROUGH in red, verse below
KGVI England
TO SEE US THROUGH in red, verse below
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oblong single sheet, single folded
verse on cover:- WHAT ARE THINGS WE NEED TO-DAY? FAITH TO LIGHT UP OUR ONWARD WAY. PATIENCE AS WELL, AND LOTS OF GRIT, THE WILL TO DO OUR LITTLE BUT; STRENGTH FOR EACH TASK WE HAVE TO DO, A HELPING HAND FOR OTHERS, TOO - THESE ARE THE THINGS TO SEE US THROUGH!
inside:- THE BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR 21ST BIRTHDAY / "KEEP WELL AND KEEP GAY!" THAT'S MY WISH FOR TO-DAY: LOOK FORWARD WITH CHEER THAT'S MY WISH FOR THE YEAR! COPYRIGHT

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WISHING YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND THE BEST OF LUCK dog doctor checks on patient dog
KGVI England
WISHING YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND THE BEST OF LUCK dog doctor checks on patient dog
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from front:- I HOPE U.R. O.K., THERE'S A HAPPY TIME IN SIGHT!
oblong single sheet, single fold
inside:- MY RESPECS TO YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY, AND MAY YOU SEE MANY HAPPY RETURNS!

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WISHING YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY in pale blue above blue clouds, timbered & gilt gabled house behind yard
KGVI England
WISHING YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY in pale blue above blue clouds, timbered & gilt gabled house behind yard
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die-cut double sheets stuck together ,once folded,
inside left/top:- 2 women in old style dress talk to another in up-stairs window, they are cut to stand out when card opens
right/below:-AS COMES YOUR BIRTHDAY ONCE AGAIN OH! MAY THERE FOLLOW IN ITS TRAIN ALL LIFE'S BEST GIFTS COMBINED; MORE BRIGHTLY YET MAY FORTUNE SMILE, AND FAIRER GROW EACH PASSING MILE AS FALL THE YEARS BEHIND.

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WISHING YOU "ANY NUMBER" OF BIRTHDAY JOYS! baby stands at payphone
KGVI England
WISHING YOU "ANY NUMBER" OF BIRTHDAY JOYS! baby stands at payphone
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oblong single sheet, single folded
inside:- A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU FROM

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WISHING YOU HAPPINESS couple in fancy clothing dance
KGVI England
WISHING YOU HAPPINESS couple in fancy clothing dance
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oblong single sheet, twice folded
inside:- A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND A HAPPY YEAR TO FOLLOW

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YOU CAN'T "BLUE PENCIL" MY GREETINGS cat carrying large blue pencil and letters
KGVI England
YOU CAN'T "BLUE PENCIL" MY GREETINGS cat carrying large blue pencil and letters
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oblong single sheet, single folded
inside:- I AM THINKING OF YOU THIS MORNING AND WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2 YEAR OLD. dressed kitten holding twice folded glued sheet
KGVI England NHM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2 YEAR OLD. dressed kitten holding twice folded glued sheet
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die-cut card with supportive strut to allow standing
sheet opens:- A HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH TO YOU LITTLE SOMEONE WHO'S JUST REACHED TWO MAY YOUR VERY OWN DAY ALWAYS BE FUN - YOU HAVE SO MANY MORE TO COME

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HERE"S LUCK TO YOU! seated black cat & kitten hold up yellow lucky horseshoe
KGVI England NHM
HERE"S LUCK TO YOU! seated black cat & kitten hold up yellow lucky horseshoe
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oblong card single folded
top right:-BEST WISHES ON YOUR BIRTHDAY
below:-HERE'S A HORSE-SHOE! AND OF COURSE YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS MEANT TO SAY --GOOD LUCK MEET YOU, KINDLY GREET YOU AND FOR EVER WITH YOU STAY!

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TO GREET YOU verse black cat walks front in rural scene, applique black tail
KGVI England NHM
TO GREET YOU verse black cat walks front in rural scene, applique black tail
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verse from front:- THIS LITTLE CAT IS ON HIS WAY TO WISH YOU LUCK FOR THIS GLAD DAY "KEEP YOUR TAIL UP" SO SAYS HE, "AND HAPPY ALL YOUR DAYS YOU'LL BE!"
oblong card single folded
right:-WISHING YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY HAPPY RETURNS

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