Saturday, 2 December 2006

Christmas card sells for over £8000

A Christmas card sent 163 years ago as one of the first seasonal greeting cards has been sold for £8,469 at a Wiltshire auction.

The hand-coloured novelty is one of an estimated 10 cards remaining from an original batch of 1,000 printed in London in 1843.

The cards were sold for one shilling each (5p) at a shop in Old Bond Street.

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