I just acquired my 3rd Japanese handpainted-highlights-on-brown-collotype postcard. Sadly, the other two are buried in The Pile(s)
More sadly still, my scan does not begin to do justice to these very pretty cards:
- The brown collotype background is soft & mellow.
- The black highlights (eg, the trees, shrubs, etc) are thickly hand-inked, and very glossy.
- The gold highlights (eg, the nearer birds, the sail accents, the hut's roof, etc) are very pretty, very precise, and just about invisible in the scan. Ouch.
About the only thing I dare guess is that the cards are privately produced, as they are without indicia, etc.
Q/ Has anybody got anything to say about the text printed on the back of this card?
Q/ Has anybody got any similar cards?