The Herbs and The Adventures of Parsley
On this page ..... A set of colourful greetings cards -5 pictured and news of 2 new ones that surfaced in 2020.
These all carry a 1973 copyright mark,and measure 22 cm x 11.5 cm
There's nothing to say how many different ones were available.
And up until 2020 the 5 examples shown were the only ones ever seen.But then 2 more surfaced. Constable Knapweed lecturing one of the onion children,and a solo one of Tarragon the Dragon. So it's now 7 and counting........And the 2 latest finds will be uploaded in due course.
Produced by a company called "Personal Cards".With the "Personal" gimmick being that you had the choice of "over 370" christian names in the form of a rub-down transfer that you simply applied as appropriate.
One name was included in the card price of 18p,but had to be chosen from a display at the point of purchase as it was clearly wasn't feasible having all 370 bundled inside every card.
Although each card did have a small sheet of number transfers from 1 to 9 inside,so you could add the appropriate age. And it's no surprise that both the names and numbers were printed by Letraset -who else in the 1970's ?!
Inside,each one is blank apart from a refreshingly simple "Many Happy Returns",resisting any attempts at some rather obvious "Herbidacious" wordplay.
Which is completely in keeping actually because,gimmicks aside,they're really high quality little items,with nice artwork and lovely crisp printing.