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Three Birds on the Wing by Yesterdays-Paper Three Birds on the Wing by Yesterdays-Paper
Vintage greetings novelty pop-out postcard
Circa early 20th century 

Divided back / Golden age (1907-1915)
Raphael Tuck & Sons, publishers
Art by Sophia May Bowley (signed M. Bowley)


From Tuck's popular 'BIRDS ON THE WING' Series 
Three birds of Europe, and their eggs
This card series has perforations around each bird so the wings can be bent forward, giving them a flying appearance. 
European Goldfinch Goldfinch - " The Goldfinch is also called the Thistlefinch as it is often found where thistles grow. It is an exceedingly handsome bird with a loud sweet song. "
Common Chaffinch Chaffinch -  " The Chaffinch is one of our commonest birds, he is a pretty fellow, and builds a remarkably beautiful nest. " 
Blue Tit Blue Tit - " The Blue Tit is a dainty little bird and is met with more frequently than any other of the Tit family. "


Paint Palette Icon midAbout the artist
Sophia May Bowley, an English Illustrator and postcard designer who, with her sister Ada Leonora Bowley, lived and worked together all of their life, primarily as designers for Raphael Tuck. Ada signed her works A.L. Bowley while Sophia signed hers using just her middle inital.



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Do with them whatever you like :star: Be creative, enjoy!

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Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a superb job on that! It's amazing!
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Jeni-Sue Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much love!
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DivviviaOlexiusG Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Such beautiful birds! I just love love love the postcards with birds!
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Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this is an amazing series of bird cards. the pop out wings make them even more special! these are european birds, the kind we never see in the states except for in zoos (or on old postcards)
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DivviviaOlexiusG Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's really neat! I didn't know that!
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017   Traditional Artist
Oh, I'm gonna use these!
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Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Go for it Give it to me they are cuties! This is a really neat set of cards to collect but a little hard to find. Glad I can share mine with you :D
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017   Traditional Artist
You inspire me so much!
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Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You inspired me too! A minute ago I added a display folder to my profile page to showcase art made with my old post cards. Rose icon.6 
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017   Traditional Artist
Wow thank you!
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017   Traditional Artist
Oh fabulous!I'll be sure to check it out!
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Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this info, I was able to look it up easily and wow, you're right, what a beautiful bird that is, and apparently it was a pet(!)How tragic, that poor man! Such a shame but at least he left a body of work behind to memorialize himself and his little birdie to later generations. 
I enjoy "fun facts" and found this:
www.dutchnews.nl/features/2015…
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad that you enjoyed this interesting tidbit. 
Looking at the bird illustrations it just popped into my head and I wanted to share it with you.
Although it felt a little random I knew you probably would appreciate it. (^_^)
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WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Goldfinches are REALLY, REALLY different in North America... ours deserve the name more IMO. They're almost entirely yellow. :P
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Yesterdays-Paper Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a postcard of the North American Goldfinch to share, I just got it ready to upload a few days ago. They are so pretty looking, like yellow Canaries with black racing stripes. 
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