Postcards Hong Kong wrapper postcards by M. Sternberg

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:52

M. Sternberg, No 51, Queen's Road Central, Hongkong,
Dealer in pictorial cards, and all kinds of fancy cards, 
also Christmas, New Year, and birthday cards, post card albums, by retail and wholesale,
The largest assortment of Cards in the Colony.

The site (<a href="" rel="noreferrer nofollow"></a>) shows an item with the description: M Sternberg, Wholesale and Retail Postcard Dealer [c.1906-c.1914]

Within the wrapper, almost a hundred ca. 1910 postcards were found.

Courtesy Kien family archives.

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This dark green wrapper with the 'Greeting from the East' illustration was also used as the front and back covers of several different booklets of 40 (I think) paper-thin facsimiles of M. Sternberg postcards. I first saw one close up in a dealer's shop in the Wing Kut antiques centre in Causeway Bay in about 1999, and the words, "The largest assortment of Cards in the Colony" planted an envious idea in my mind that I should try to find as many of them as possible, preferable every single one. I'm still looking, over 20 years later, and while I have around 400-500, I know of at least another 100 or so that have appeared in books or on the Internet but have remained unattainable. Thank you for showing this wrapper.