The cards on this pages are all newer cards, all originating in North America, probably from the late 70s and 80s.  Many have been trimmed to get rid to “extraneous” material and distractions, probably so they would fit better in my photo album.

Gone are the simple, utilitarian 2 x 3 layouts of the older cards; instead, the eggs are grouped together in various arrangements of twos, threes, fours or more.  There are more complex backgrounds, with embroidery, wheat, pussy willows or carved plates. 

Although they are pretty, I must say that, as a poor student, I preferred the older style of card, because I’d get SIX eggs for my 50 cents, well displayed for copying, instead of only two or three.  Still, although much less useful overall than the earlier postcards, these were attractive and enjoyable.

I am not sure of the origins of these cards, as I cut away much of the identifying material many, many years ago; I suspect that at least some of these may have been from the UGS, based on the patterns.  Then again, once the UGS books came out, their designs (or variations of them) started appearing everywhere.

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