Thursday, April 24, 2014
Signed KATHRYN ELLIOTT Postcard Artist
Kathryn Elliott is a popular collectible postcard artist whose designs date from around the World War I era. Gartner and Bender published many of her designs on flat, matte-finish postcards with watercolor-style images. Pretty ladies in several different styles were Elliott's specialty and here we see three examples of her sweetest ladies. We begin with Best Wishes for a Happy Birthday, then view two colorful images of ladies in old-fashioned long dresses and bonnets with poetic friendship messages.
Here is a different Kathryn Elliott style with an art deco flavor. A little girl in a stylized outfit is delivering holiday gifts as she stands on tiptoe to knock on the door. This Christmas postcard has a much more vivid design, also a flat matte-finish postcard.
Kathryn Elliott could also give her ladies a sexy flirtatious look. Here is a glamorous woman with ermine trim on her jacket and ivy tucked in her bonnet ribbons receiving a kiss from Baby New Year. Some of Elliott's designs can be found in both this sepia-tone and colored versions.
Another instance of an elegant woman cuddling with Baby New Year. The woman in this image wears a stylish cloche hat from the flapper era.
Kathryn Elliott's signature is clearly added to her designs, easy to locate and read.
PRICE ESTIMATES: Kathryn Elliott signed postcards are still reasonably-priced. You can build a nice collection by spending about $8 - $15 each. These prices are for postcards in EXCELLENT condition, and they are only estimates.